Monday, December 20, 2010

Arriving Home and Secret Santa

So, as sometimes happens, I completely disappeared from the blogging world last week, and for this, I am sorry. It was the last week of classes before break, and I found myself actually STUDYING for the huge test that I had Wednesday. And then there was a mad rush to say goodbye to everyone and get my things together to come home for Christmas.

Now I am in Louisiana (arrived yesterday afternoon) and jet-lagged to the extreme. But I am excited to be home and to get to spend Christmas with the family.
I'll be a little bit here and there and everywhere over the next month before I head back to Japan, but I'm going to do my best to keep the blog updated and check out all of your blogs as much as possible.

In other news, before I left, I was SO excited to receive a fabulous present from my Secret Santa!
The chocolates and the teddy grahams were vegan (yay!!!!), and they were all devoured on the plane ride home.
My secret santa herself ended up being not so secret, which I was quite happy about. Because that means I can say a HUGE thank you to Simcha of SFF Chat. Thank you, Simcha!
It's especially nice because I feel like Simcha is already a friend, and so I was thrilled that she decided to pick out books not on my list that she thought I would like. I absolutely trust her taste, and the books she picked look FABULOUS! I can't wait to read them when I get back to Japan!
I also got some cute fairy pins, a beautiful bookmark, and an Israel towel. Oh, and a driedel, which I am super excited about, because I have always wanted one.

So yes, it was an asbolutely FABULOUS first gift of the year, and I am thrilled about it!

Now, I'm off to wrap presents, and hopefully you'll have some awesome reviews heading your way soon!


M.A.D. said...

Glad you're back & the big test is finished! Your Secret Santa package is wonderful - very sweet of Simcha, and I hope you enjoy all your goodies :D

btw - my daughter just last week finished up her week of College finals (accounting), and YAY she aced everything and made the President's List! She was stressed like crazy until all the tests were in LOL

Simcha said...

I'm so glad you got your package before you left for Japan. I really hope you like the books, especially since none of them were on your wishlist, but I thought they seemed like books you would enjoy. Hope you enjoy your visit home and that you have a wonderful holiday.

Heather G. said...

Wonderful gifts to arrive home to! Have a Merry Christmas and New Year!

Blodeuedd said...

Some very cool things there, I love candy, nom nom.

The ALi Shaw book is so cool, and the Shape changer looks so good

Nina said...

Those books look fun and candy is always great to get. :) Enjoy!

Sara said...

Nice gifts! Hope you'll like the books!

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