Saturday, December 15, 2007

And What to My Wondering Eyes Should Appear ?

My husband and I went to see the early showing of The Golden Compass, which we both loved, and followed that up with a delicious lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Much to my glee, I came home to find my Secret Santa gift waiting for me. Many thanks to Rhinoa! She somehow figured out that I like cats and sent me a set of silly cat note cards (they're so cute!) and a cat tote in a little matching pouch. Purrfect!



Thank you to Rhinoa for the wonderful gifts and to Nymeth for hosting the Blogger Christmas Exchange!

13 comments:

  1. Very cute gift! And glad to hear that you liked The Golden Compass - we've been on the fence about seeing it, since we've read mixed reviews.

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  2. What a cute idea for a gift! I really need to get a picture of what my secret Santa sent me. It is absolutely perfect!

    cjh

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  3. Now, how did she ever figure out that you liked cats??

    Cute gifts and very useful too. Enjoy!

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  4. How fun! What cute gifts! I am glad to hear that you liked The Golden Compass. I am torn about it. I will probably read the book and then perhaps check the movie out after. Never know, lol.

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  5. How cute! I'm so glad you got a gift you love. I want a nice tote. Maybe a cat one is in order.

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  6. I have a tea towel with those cats on it.

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  7. Florinda - Thank you! I think it's all so cute.

    I thought The Golden Compass was very well done--it looked great on the big screen and everyone put on a great performance.

    CJ - Isn't it? Rhinoa did a good job in selecting a gift. I hope you will post a photo of your gift. I'm enjoying seeing what everyone's getting. :-)

    Lynne - Haha I wonder! They are very useful and ones I will definitely put to good use. :-)

    April - Thanks!

    I haven't read Pullman's books and I really debated doing so before seeing the movie, but that wasn't going to happen since I don't have time for the books right now, and I wanted to see the movie on the big screen. I knew I wanted to see the movie the first I saw a trailer for it.

    Nikki - Thank you! I hope you are able to find one.

    Pussreboots - It must be a popular pattern then. :-)

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  8. Wow that got there much quicker than I expected. I am glad you like it, I thought I would try something not book related but then saw everyone else sent books so I was a bit worried.

    We hope to see The Golden Compass soon but we are both a little worried about what they have done to it...

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  9. What a fun gift. :)

    And I've never heard of The Golden Compass. Have I just had my head buried in the sand?

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  10. What a cute gift!
    We haven't watched The Golden Compass yet, hopefully we will do so before the end of the year!!! LOL.

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  11. Rhinoa - I remember you being worried because you mailed the package a day late. :-) I don't mind at all that the gift was not book related. What you sent is just perfect. Besides reading, I love writing and that includes letters and notecards. And I can always use a tote bag, especially one as cute as this one.

    As for The Golden Compass, I have heard it's watered down and that the movie ending is equivalent to leaving off the last 70 pages of the book. I can see why that might make some fans of the books unhappy. Hopefully it won't be too disappointing overall though.

    Trisha - Very fun! I really like my Secret Santa gift. :-) I hope I am so lucky at my lunch on Tuesday when my workmates and I exchange our Secret Santa gifts. Haha

    Melody - Thanks! I hope you do get to see The Golden Compass, Melody!

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  12. Those are so cute! Lovely!

    I still haven't seen The Golden Compass. Like Rhinoa I'm a bit worried, but I think I'll at least enjoy it just for the visual aspect. The trailer looks gorgeous!

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  13. Nymeth - Aren't they? I am so pleased with my gifts!

    I've heard that some fans aren't happy with the sacrifices the movie makers made. I understand the reasoning behind it though. Hopefully you will like it if you do see it!

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