On a lighter note than the previous post, here is what I got for Christmas (after reading the list over at The Other Girl's, it doesn't compare--but I am happy).
A calendar of kitties because when I start working at the office instead of home, I will miss my cats.
A big purse-like bag for traveling. I'm not much of a purse person and usually like to carry something small. But my daughters know that when I travel, I like to have a larger bag with room for a cell phone and a book and a camera, and maybe even an umbrella.
Two boxes of blank notes with a personalized stamp from my niece-in-law. The notes have a blank space on the outside for the stamp. (my family draws names each year, so we only exchange gifts with one adult).
A contribution to World Vision from my mother, specifically a a contribution to an educational program.
A bottle of chardonnay from my neighbor friend.