I just thought I would share what I got for Christmas this year. It reminds me a lot of what I use to get as a child.
I got an Architect Barbie (I collect dolls, and had the largest collection of Barbies as a child that I knew of. When everyone else had maybe one or two to play with I had like ten or twelve.) Now that I have my Masters in Architecture, I love this doll. She is so typical, right down to her model house, blue blueprints, even though they aren't anymore, black jacket, black glasses (which I also own some) and black jacket. Ah.
I also got some Legos. I use to have tons of these as a kid, way more than anyone I ever knew, or still do. This is the Sydney Opera House. And yes, I put it together first thing in the morning. It was a lot of fun, and really enjoyed building a famous building. I kept telling my family, it is totally not for the kids. It is for those of us who have decided that architecture is our chosen profession, and had such a fun time playing with these toys when younger. I love it. One down, fourteen to go.
And then, I got wood. And oh was I confused. But you see, I had asked my mother if I could get my bed raised like her bed is. She has it tilted because of health reasons, but man is it comfy especially when sick to have a tiny tilt so you aren't sleeping flat with all the crap gathering in your head. And, I got that, or so they claim, it hasn't been raised yet.
And yet, although I love what I got, I do also love what I gave. I had been shopping for my family progressively the last few months, and when I saw them all opened together sitting around, I thought - man, we got a lot of nice stuff this year. The Donald Trump tie, the Guess purse, the lovely medic alert keychains handmade from Metal Adornments. It was a super nice Christmas, as well as the fun times I was able to spend with family. I hope next year is just as good, if not better.