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Christmas boot and looty

I don't know about the rest of you cats and kitties, but V made out like a bandit at Christmas this year. She got lots of really fun stuff - including three stuffed dogs. She loves all three of them, but there's one in particular who has won her heart.

He's Tumbles My Rollover Pup. He snores when he sleeps, rolls over, snuggles up to you, and is just generally an all-around fun Beagle. She loves to snuggle up with him and pretend that they are both asleep.

So the other day I asked V what her new puppy's name is and she said, "Tiak."

"Tiak?!" She had already named one of her new baby dolls Tiak.

"No! His name is ... Dog Attack!" And with that she ran off, friendly looking Beagle in the crook of her arm.

Now, thankfully, I'm 99.9% positive that she has no idea what a dog attack would actually entail, so I'm choosing to look at it as roughly similar to a Big Mac attack, only with sweet pups instead of two all-beef patties and special sauce.

As for me, I cashed in my favorite Christmas present this afternoon - R took V to "the game place" (Chuck E. Cheese) and I spent a good hour or so by myself in Barnes and Noble with a gift certificate. I got two books I've been wanting for a very long while.

I think I may be the last female blogger out there to get Amanda Soule's The Creative Family. I've just glanced at the pictures so far, but I can't wait to read it. It looks like a cup of my favorite tea in front of a roaring fire.

The second book I got is Bryan Peterson's Understanding Shutter Speed. I've had Understanding Exposure for a while and learned a lot (a whole lot) from it, so I'm hoping this book will break it down for me even more.

I was also a lucky ducky who got a Kindle this year, and I love it! I love it! Boy howdy, do I love it. So I'm reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - finally! Sometimes I feel like I'm late to all the parties.

So I figure I may as well make "to read more" one of my New Year's resolutions.

Now tell me, are you making resolutions? Are they the same ones you always make or something new? I really only have three resolutions - I'll talk about the other two soon (still working out the details).

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elizabeth

I tend not to make resolutions. I make goals for the new year, but to me they are different than resolutions. When I was young, I'd make resolutions and break them - except for the one where I resolved to give up cigarettes, whiskey, and loose women. [Heh .. none were a problem, LOL]

This year, however, I may resolve to learn to make nisu, a Finnish sweetbread.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was an excellent book. Can't wait to hear your other two resolutions!

Merry Christmas!

Ms.Tee

We spent the evening in B&N tonight, too :) I love to read...

I haven't heard of The Creative Family - oh, my- I may be making another trip to the bookstore tomorrow. lol

Grey Street Girl

I'm not going to make any resolutions, but I am going to get back to my diet and exercise program for the new year.

I'll have to check out these books because I haven't read any of the either.

Gayle

Time alone in a bookstore with a gift certificate sounds great!

I don't make resolutions. That said, I really would like to stick with an exercise routine this year. I am so bad about sticking to exercise for only a week or so at a time.

Amy

I'm with Gayle. I don't make resolutions. I wake up every morning trying to be my best so I consider that enough. And I don't have a kindle - I'm not even sure I understand exactly what it is.

Alexis

I think I'm going to make tiny resolutions this year--like drinking a big glass of water every morning. I can't handle any big, over-arching ones. I don't need any more guilt!!

Kelly

My brother has a Kindle, and I want one soooo bad!!

LooneyJen

I'm trying, trying, trying to eat healthily and take my vitamins regularly.

And to rest daily without overwhelming feelings of guilt.

Lisa E.

I've also been reading like crazy! My hubby got me the first two books from the Twilight Saga. I love them! Already read both and can't wait to find the third...soon! They seem to have it out- everywhere!!!! I just might have to order it online. Anyway, you'll love Amanda's book. I loved it so much I gave several of her books as gifts.
Nice to hear you had a wonderful Christmas.


Happy New Year!
Is it snowing there yet? No snow here yet!

Toni

I must be late to all the parties, because I have no idea what a Kindle is, nor have I heard of Amanda Soule's book. I do appreciate hearing about the book on shutter speed! No resolutions here, other than to get my laptop fixed. I'm having issues.

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