Celebrated Christmas with my favorite niece and nephew and their way cool Mom (she told me to say that) tonight. I received some fantastic Harry Potter socks, some soda with amazing flavors – which includes bacon and one that’s like butterbeer, a soap with caffeine in it, and some yummy holiday treats. Yes, everyone knows of my Harry Potter obsession. I gave the kids their annual autographed book. This year its the beautiful “Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories” by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, who is the first Vietnamese librarian, and from Minnesota. I also got Julian some Doctor Who Legos, Louisa some Shopkins, and they also got a lump of coal (a marshmallow covered in chocolate). Yes, their favorite librarian aunt really does give the best gifts.
Antidote for a long crazy week: a cat and just arrived Time Lord Fairy Tales.
Celebrating the holidays a little early tonight with the niece and nephew, as Santa drove by the house with the Fire Department and who doesn’t want to see Santa? This year I received candy (thanks Julian!) and a Doctor Who TARDIS mug and a Doctor key chain (number 10 of course) (thanks Louisa!). Its wonderful that as the kids get older, their gifts get better. Funny how that works. I also received some yummy cookies from their parents. The kids got their annual autographed book, this year its ‘The Marvels’ by Brian Selznick and a unicorn that glows and can be used as a nightlight. Yep, this cool librarian aunt gives the best gifts!