Friday, January 5, 2018

Saturday Snapshot - January 6

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Happy 2018!  I will admit that I'm saying that as I write this in the waning days of 2017, but I do hope that the new year will be a good one for all.

As promised, here are the rest of our Christmas pictures.  As it happened, I ended up taking more videos than pictures, but I did find a few to share.

In our family, we do the jolabokaflod (or Icelandic "Yule Book Flood.")  No, we are not Iceland--I just like to give books as gifts.  Plus, it is a nice Christmas Eve tradition.  Above is this year's haul: My father-in-law got Artemis by Andy Weir, my brother-in-law got Reckless by Cornelia Funke, I got The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon*, my husband got Pirate by Clive Cussler, my son got After the Fall by Dan Santat, and my daughter got Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas.

*I should probably explain how this works.  It's pretty simple--I buy the books for everyone.  Then, for my book, I give my husband a stack of books that I own but have not yet read and let him choose one to wrap.  Since he refuses to buy me any books, this is the only way I would get a book (unless I wrap one for myself--which I did last year).

Speaking of which, I GOT A READING NOOK FOR CHRISTMAS!  I sort of knew this was coming as we had found this chair at my husband's favorite store (Costco) and, a few days before Christmas, he started rearranging furniture.  The lamp was a surprise, though!  I have spent quite a bit of time in my new nook since Christmas...

One problem with my reading nook set up is that Alice's "spot" was taken away.  She had always hung out on the back of the love seat so that she could look out the window.  Once the love seat was moved up against the wall, she had nowhere to go.  Well, KittyCot to the rescue!  She loves this and we don't have to worry about her hissing at guests who unknowingly sit near her spot (that happened on Thanksgiving).

Happy New Year to all and I hope we all have many photographic moments in 2018!

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