Friday, November 13, 2015

Okay, So It's NOT Christmas...Yet!

Collin and I are going to have an exceptionally good Christmas this year. I started my shopping early, since I got my first Social Security check and a healthy royalty check in the same week last month. I expect to finish my end of things early next week. I doubt Collin will be very far behind.

We did decide, out of necessity, that we would each get one of our gifts early. Collin needs a new winter coat, and I have a feeling that, even though the fall weather has been mild so far, he'll need it before Christmas morning. I found a great deal on a coat I knew he'd love. It's water-resistant, wind-resistant, and will keep him warm even in the lowest temperatures (the customer review from the guy in Norway convinced me of that).

It arrived yesterday. He wore it to work today. See?


I get my early gift today--because he's at work and it's due to be delivered at any time now. He got me a big-screen Roku TV. The worse my eyesight gets, the larger a screen I need, even in our small living room. I love streaming--I binge-watch a lot (last weekend, it was The Librarians), so a Roku TV is the perfect choice.

I can't wait--even though it's going to mean doing some furniture rearranging tonight!


PS For the next five days, the ebook edition of The Unicorn's Daughter will be on sale at Amazon. If you haven't yet read it but would like to, now's the best time to buy it!




16 comments:

  1. A guy in Norway would know cold winters, so good advice to follow. It looks like the sort of coat he'd be comfortable in around here.

    Enjoy the television!

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    1. This coat is really well-made--and I got it for a ridiculously good price for an insulated parka. Collin counted 11 or 12 pockets in varying sizes, inside the coat and outside. Some of the reviewers said it also stands up to a hard rain and wind.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ZFUZD2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

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  2. Awe, Collin looks happy with his Christmas gift. I'm sure you'll have a few surprises for him on the 25th of December too. Maybe with tags that say, "Don't Open Until Christmas!" LOL

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    1. I've definitely got more surprises in store for him. I'm still shopping for the traditional gag gift.

      I actually told him he'd have to wear the bow and gift tag attached to the coat until after Christmas.

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  3. I will have to look up what Roku TV is but I am glad you got it.
    The jacket looks toasty !
    I have ordered some gift already. The box to Japan has to go out early.
    But I am making some gifts and I am so behind.
    I was sick over summer that put me three months behind ! Yikes !
    I thought that really bad storm was heading your way ? I am happy it missed you.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Roku is a type of Smart TV.

      I'm not superstitious, but we had a Friday the 13th we'll never forget!

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  4. Hoping the El Nino will keep us in the "warmer than usual" for winter. Have had a few too many very cold/snowy winters these past years. But good to be prepared.

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    1. Collin may be the only one hoping for a really cold winter this year, Lorelei.

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  5. Great coat and good idea on the early gift exchange. And two super useful items. Very cool. Enjoy the Roku.

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    1. Collin gets stuck working on all the holidays, so Christmas morning is nonexistent at our house for now, until he gets his degree and a better job. So, we do gifts early. This year, we're doing gag gifts on Christmas day when he gets home.

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  6. Someone in Norway should know about coats. Enjoy your TV!

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    1. That's what I thought when I read the reviews. If the guy in Norway says the coat is warm, that's all I needed to see.

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  7. Collin is lucky. My mom would never let me open a Christmas present early!

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    1. Our Christmases are ruined every year because of his job. We can't plan anything or go anywhere, so we do gifts early. I'll be so glad when he gets a better job!

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  8. The new coat looks so cosy warm, no colds for Collins this winter :) and how cool Norma, you'll be able to snuggle up indoors in horrible wet weather. I'd say this is already a fab Christmas for you guys!

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  9. Sounds like a good Christmas at your house! It's always nice to spread presents out, too. That way you can appreciate each one before you open the next one!

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