Well, the holiday part is over. I didn't mention it, but I've taken the past week or so off - partly because the publishing industry shuts down over the holidays and partly because I felt like I needed a break. I don't know if I'm going to take this week off of writing, too, but I do feel like the break is doing me some good.
As for yesterday, it went really well. The duck turned out great. The pumpkin cheesecake worked this time (mainly because I used a recipe instead of improvising like I did at Thanksgiving). Husband and I didn't get each other much, but Daughter made out like a bandit. It must be nice to be an only kid. Once the parent presents are done, the answer to "Who's gift is this?" is always "Mine".
Her big score? We got her a color Nook. I did a lot of research and it seemed like the best one for what she needs. If only my research had let me know it's useless until it can uplink via WiFi for the first time. You can't even read what comes pre-loaded until it registers itself. Bastiges. Living in the middle of nowhere has a decided disadvantage there. Good thing we're going toward the city sometime this week, so if nothing else, she can uplink from inside a Barnes & Noble and use the damn thing.
My big score? A new CrockPot. Hey, it's what I asked for. Now I can make chili to my heart's content without worrying about burning it or myself. (I think my old crockpot's temperature thingie was going.)
Of course, the biggest score of all was spending the day with the people (and cats) I love most in the world. :cue 'awwww' sounds: Seriously, though, Christmas wouldn't mean a damn thing without my husband and daughter to make it special. And even though the rest of my family is far far away, a few long telephone calls make me not miss them so much.
How was your holiday? Did you get to spend time with the ones you love? What was your big score this year?