Okay, so I'm finally gonna get to blogging what I got for Christmas.
First off, we stayed at my Grandma's for three days over Christmas. We opened our presents, and then my Uncle, his wife, and my cousins (one with his girlfriend) arrived.
I guess I'll just plunge in now:
Lego Armored Ofnir Dragon vs. Viking Double Catapult (from my Grandma)
Lego Viking Ship vs. the Midgard Serpent (from my parents)
Celtic Woman concert DVD (from my whole family)
Celtic Woman: A New Journey CD* (from my sister)
Civil War Matthew Brady Photograph Calendar (from my Grandma)
Castles Calendar (from my Dad)**
Two $25 gift certificates to Borders (from my Aunt and Uncle)***
$50 in cash (from my Dad)
"S" shaped notepad [for my name, it's like a post-it note pad] (from my sister)
And...wasn't that it? I'll post again if I remember.
Now, today I was finally able to get away from Mervyn's (I haven't had a day off since Christmas day, and all days but the 26th have been eight hours or more), and went to Borders. Here's what I got:
Mort Kunstler Civil War Paintings Calendar
Diary of an Airborne Ranger, by Frank Johnson
The Pacific War, Daniel Marston (ed.)
Beowulf, Seamus Heaney (trans.)****
And since they had a special deal at the bookstore today (buy three get one free!), I got Campaigns of World War II Day By Day by Chris Bishop and Chris McNab for free. And I still have $10 left over!
Okay...now to the $50 in cash...yesterday I placed an order at Vision Forum, my favorite store in the world. I just found a $10 off coupon a few days ago, plus they were having a big clearance sale (still are, if I'm not incorrect. Might want to go check it out...www.visionforum.com...8-) ). So, I bought:
Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer, by Kelly Brown (now Kelly Bradrick)
College Without Compromise, by Scott and Kris Wightman
From Bull Run to Appomattox: A Boy's View, by Luther W. Hopkins
The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved! by Ken Ham
Yankees vs. Rebels audio CD (lecture by William Potter)
Women and Children First! audio CD (lecture by Douglas W. Phillips)*****
Making Wise Decisions About College audio CD (lecture by Douglas W. Phillips)
I shoppum well...me saved tons, big chiefum! ;-)
So, I guess that's it...some nice stuff, eh? Well, lemme know whatcha think of it all!
*This CD is yet to be released (it will be on the 30th of January), but she preordered it for me anyways to insure that I would be able to have it when it came out (which might not have happened if we hadn't done it now).
**This one includes a samurai castle--OOOHH!!!!!!
***This was a real surprise, as I wasn't even expecting a single thing. It was really, really kind.
****I've been wanting this for a very long time. It's a medieval poem about Beowulf, a warrior who kills the dragon Grendel (an obvious dinosaur), Grendel's mother, and other monsters. I love those actual from-the-period thinga-ma-bobs!!
*****Acting President and Founder of The Vision Forum, Inc.
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