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 🙂
29 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Christmas Wrap Up”
We watched the last Harry Potter movie last night – Vance had never seen it.
I used to not like the later movies so much as they were getting so dark, but today I appreciated the last movie more than I ever have. Life is hard for Harry 🙂
Glad you had a good one….I enjoyed mine, too, and then came home to watch some movies until quite late.
Yes! Both night we were up late and I never do that anymore but it was fun 😀
You had a good one.I got an Amazon gift so now I can select books I have wanted to read for some time
OOH enjoy Betty! 😀
I have several ARC to read first. But so far have A LITTLE NIGHT OF MURDER BY Nancy Martin, E J Cooperman A NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and JUST ADD WATER by Jinx Schwartz. The last to have the series. If you haven’t read her Hetta Coffey books they are a great one of my favorite.
I watched It’s A Wonderful Life last night for the first time! I really liked it!!
I do not think I have ever seen it either Vicki! 🙂
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!
Thanks, that was the plan I still hope to but from all the hustle of the earlier part of the week and staying up late to watch movies with my son… I took a nap today.
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 🙂
I love the new book smell too!
I smelled them all 😀
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!
Me too… I need a bit of a “mind getaway”
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.
I wish I knew how to do that! Knitting would be awesome with audio!
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!
It was on sale over the holidays too! Its such a great set!
I still haven’t seen the last two HP movies. I know, I know.
Oh Candace! How can I be your roommate? LOL
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.
LOL…. too bad. I actually think book 2 is my least favorite story line of the series. The colors did not bother me, wizards wear green and purple, while the cloaks are black I did not pick up on the darkness.:)
Actually, girls, I believe you’re talking about Azkaban, the third movie, not the second. Cuaron wanted that dark look. In fact, I’m pretty sure he used a lense (blue?) for filming.
Good point on the coloring of book 3. 2 is still my least favorite of the series… Chamber of Secrets and Ginny always annoyed me 🙂
Ah, I was referring to the Azkaban movie, Sheila 🙂 Not the books. That’s what it sounded like Ruth was referring to in her comment.