I got my first Christmas present yesterday, a gorgeous set of grey wool scarf, gloves, and hat from journal-reader Jim, through Novica
(which now lets you order through Amazon, very convenient, though I recommend starting at the main Novica site for far more detail on the work). Beautiful and practical -- I had neither gloves nor hat, and though it hasn't been quite cold enough to need them yet, it will be when I get back. Thank you Jim -- and now that I'm writing this, I'm suddenly feeling like I may not have thanked you for my birthday present, so just in case I was so appallingly rude, thank you for the Thai necklace as well. It's lovely.
Today's a bit hectic, with getting ready to leave for the Bay Area. I'll be staying with David for a week, then down to Jed's, then Kev's folks for actual Christmas, then San Diego for MLA, then back to Jed's until January 6th. A long haul! I didn't realize quite how long it would be when I booked the tickets; I'm going to miss my little apartment. (I'll miss Kev too, but I'll see him in the middle for a few days at least). A flurry of things still to get done -- I' mostly packed, but there are some tasks to finish before leaving town, if at all possible. So I'd best go do them.