Did you receive your heart's desire, or a surprise equivalent? Were you able to share your holiday with those whom you love, or at least communicate with them from afar? What boon did the season bring to you? I was fortunate, and was (still am, actually *nervously*) surrounded by family members from near and far who traveled to stay at my home for an extended holiday. Quite festive, and very crowded...but hey, it makes for easier targets during Wrapping Paper Wars. *coughs* As far as loot goes...hmm. Once more, I did not receive the violin lessons that I have had at the top of my Wish List for the past several years, but I did get DSL (installed and paid for by another!), THREE books on Pirates, a book on Ancient Maps, an ancient map calendar, an incredible book from Ireland (in English and Gaelic), a beautiful scarf from Kildare, Irish Whiskey fudge (heh heh), Christmas ornaments from Wharton University, a complete rotary tool set (to use in creating my new line, this coming year), the first season of Frasier on DVD (nice, since I've had no access to television for the past couple of years), The Last of the Mohicans (umm...my third copy now, but I didn't mention that to the giver), a Pirate movie that I haven't seen yet (The Island?) and other assorted goodies and treats and hugs and warm spirits. I was also visited by elves from my past...when I returned home from one shopping expedition, it was to find that my home had been visited by my former neighbors during my absence--who had left a 20-pound turkey, a Christmas tree and a bag full of gifts on my steps! My jaw dropped. I already had a turkey thawing in the kitchen, and my tree had been up for some time, but this...wow. So very warm and wonderful of them. It rather summed up the season, for me. So...what has the season brought for you, so far?