Morning Meanderings… Christmas Wrap Up


Good Morning!  How was your Christmas?  We had a wonderful time here at the house with the boys and board games, movies, and cooking.  We opened gifts in the morning and I received:


All my gifts were amazing and I was able to use them all right away:

The candle and scents I found a home for and put to use.  Mmmmmmm

The bowl set (I always need bowls) was used for our dinner.

I received pull tabs in a card and won $100!

The Harry Potter book set the ones with the NEW COVERS, I smelled the new book smell 🙂


We ended the night or perhaps early this morning (about 2 a.m.) with Harry Potter 5 and 6.  I love picking out things I had not noticed before (for instance, the Umbridge gag gift at the Weasley’s Joke Shop in the 6th movie).  This morning Justin and I are going to watch the8th movie which is the second half of book 7.  Our goal was to get through the movies 3 – 8 over the last couple of days but it just didn’t happen so we have to pick and choose.  😀

I hope everyone has had a lovely holiday!  I am looking forward to a little reading this afternoon, the house is pretty much cleaned up and Justin has plans with friends this afternoon so I will have the house to myself.  Book time for sure 🙂


About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on December 26, 2014, in Meanderings and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. We watched the last Harry Potter movie last night – Vance had never seen it.

  2. Glad you had a good one….I enjoyed mine, too, and then came home to watch some movies until quite late.

  3. You had a good one.I got an Amazon gift so now I can select books I have wanted to read for some time

  4. I watched It’s A Wonderful Life last night for the first time! I really liked it!!

  5. I love the spines on the boxed set! I’m not sure I could open them. Sounds like a lovely Christmas and having the afternoon to yourself sounds nice too. Hope you get some great reading done!

  6. OK, totally salivating on your new HP book set 😀 I adore the work by BOTH illustrators, for sure. Such outstanding talents, but of course, Mary GrandPre’s work will always be sentimental for me 🙂 Glad to hear you’re getting some quiet reading time in, too! 😀

    • I am thrilled with the books… I have been looking at the new covers since they came out and planned to buy all the books one at a time eventually. 😀

      • I was considering it somewhere very far down the road (I only have the last two books in hard cover and the paperbacks are well-worn! lol). What’s cool is now you don’t have to wait to see the whole of Hogwarts on the spine 🙂

  7. I love the new book smell too!

  8. It sounds like a you had a great Christmas! Now, you get to enjoy your gifts (and books!) Reading is one of my top priorities until our Christmas staycation is over!

  9. I like how the men in your life know you so well. I received one book this Christmas, one on knitting socks. It shows you the numerous ways how to cast on/start a sock and the many styles to knit the those and heel.

  10. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas, Sheila. I didn’t know about the HP book set. That would be the perfect gift for one of my kids!

  11. I still haven’t seen the last two HP movies. I know, I know.

  12. HP and me kind of fell out after about number 2. It was the darkness that put me off. I don’t mind if I’m reading about it, but in the movies everything was dark from the sky, to the clothes and even the buildings.

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