All of the packages have been opened. Little Grump is happily playing her new Guitar Hero game on the Wii. Mr. Grump is napping. (He’s not used to waking up early, you know.)
Me? I’m playing with my new toy!
The truth is that Mr. Grump gave it to me on Saturday. He must have received it in the mail on Friday and spent a good part of the night playing with it.
On Saturday morning, I woke up to find him sitting in his favorite chair. He had a silly grin on his face and looked like he was about to pop. I commented how weird it was to see him awake so early and then sat down on the couch. When I went to pick up my laptop to check my mail, I noticed something sitting on top of it.
Then Mr. Grump (who is really no grump at all!) started telling me all of the great things it could do. In all the time I’ve known him (22 years… wow…), I’ve rarely seen him so excited! He then apologized for giving it to me early, but he didn’t want to wait.
So I’ve been spending most of the last couple days exploring web sites and playing with my Kindle. I’ve found some sites through which I can download books for free, figured out how to transfer them directly to the Kindle without using the wireless network, and found a tool that allows me to convert PDF files so that I can zoom in on the text. (The Kindle supposedly handles PDFs natively, but it’s hard to zoom in on the text.)
So far, we’ve all had our time with the Kindle. Little Grump is reading “The Tale of Genji”. Hubby has been browsing around all of the stuff that I’ve loaded on it. And I’ve had some time to bond with some of the classics that I read as a child. Little Grump and I agree that we miss the tactile feeling of turning pages, but I’m really going to appreciate reducing the clutter from books that I’ve read and then piled into a corner!
I also received a 32 GB memory card for my camera, some new jammies, a meat thermometer (don’t laugh! I asked for it!), and an official NFL football made in the factory in the town where I went to college.
Little Grump scored big, but then, she always does. She was amazed at Santa’s ability to remember the exact poofy vest that she’d said that she wanted three months ago. And she was thrilled with her video games. (Obviously, except for dinner, we won’t be seeing her for the rest of the day!
Hubby is a happy guy too. He didn’t receive anything as cool as what I received, but he was very pleased with the videos he received and with the Bengals merchandise that I remembered he’d wanted.
Overall, it’s been a nice Christmas so far. We had a white Christmas, and we have happy family. What else could a girl want?
I’m off to make dinner!