the celebrations began and ended with good friends, lots of fun, good food & beer and...a delightful christmas gift. the grab-baggy-kinda-gift that someone like me could really appreciate while others might just say, "Oh, isn't that nice." but we would rejoice and sing from the rooftops! ok, maybe not, but the large hollow silver earring and the turquoise beads just got me all in love. while all of the treasures are worthy of attention, it was these that got it first. i'm thinking focal point on a neckpiece. well, when the hangover goes away, i'll pay much attention to my new gifts and work it all out! merry, merry christmas!