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I love knowing what people got for Christmas. In fact, I already know what I’m getting my little nephews for Christmas 2013. Is that kind of insane? It’s not really, because I think I’m well prepared, and love to really think about what someone would enjoy. A thoughtful gift! I think giving gifts is so much more fun than getting.
One of the most practical gifts I got this year was a Samsung NX10 camera from the Boyf, and a meat thermometer from my parents. You don’t understand how much both of those gifts mean to me, haha!! It’s so fun being an adult.
If you read my blog post from yesterday you’d know that I teamed up with my neighbour and we went in on a gift for my parents. Since that was their main present and I knew it wouldn’t be opened until we went to the neighbours to give it to them, I had to think of some “filler” gifts. I wrapped everything you could think of. Razors, tooth brushes, and even magic erasers were wrapped up.
I also managed to get a pretty sweet deal on a Platinum Keurig for my parents. So far, so good. Too bad when I bought it from Sears, they didn’t have any hot chocolate, or tea flavored k-cups. I would’ve loved to try it out. But since I don’t like coffee, I didn’t get to taste its goodness.
A book was given to my Dad from my Bro + Sister-In-Law. Dad’s a retired Architect and loves anything to do with buildings and constructing new one’s. I’m a little interested in architecture as well, not so much of what goes into building a home, but more of the design of it. I had no idea that you could use Insulated concrete forms (those big ol’ concrete blocks) to keep your home warm, rather than using foam. Instead it’s a wood and concrete material (cement bonded wood fiber), which is supposedly energy efficient, termite proof, and even sound proof.
Since the product is made from 100% natural recycled wood and then bonded with cement, it doesn’t burn or melt. I think I’d like a whole house made out of that. My childhood fear was having my home burned down!
I don’t plan on building a home anytime soon but having an Architect for a father, and all these online resources for looking up on the best ways to build your home, is pretty sweet.