It was really nice to have a nice quiet Christmas with my parents. We did some puzzles, watched some football and had a seafood dinner. My family doesn't really do presents, so I bought most of the things I wanted in the post Thanksgiving sales. I got a second Kerrits jacket because I wanted one to wear to work and my old one is too gross from being licked (looking at you Stinker).
I also bought myself a pair of Dublin boots. The first ones (different brand) wore out in a year and I replaced them with unlined rubber boots. They were great for the south and the summer/fall here, but not so great for my freezing little toes. I actually have been wearing them to work and doubling up on socks, but they might get swapped to barn boots once we start getting snow.
Post lesson roll
My one surprise gift that was perfect was my brother got me a down vest. It is lightweight and has a hood. Sadly, it is some Japanese company and my attempts to google it have been unsuccessful. But it is pretty awesome, and I am having a hard time trying to decide if I want to keep it for work or make it riding wear. I really want to get a second one so I don't have to make that decision.
He wanted no part of the Christmas selfie
I got a few other things like wormer, adequan, and other non fun things. Of course, I couldn't resist the Dark Jewel Design and If The Bonnet Fits sales, but I don't have them yet so I am pretending like I didn't go too crazy. Hopefully, this will keep my tack ho card intact for awhile because I am currently pouring all my extra money into lessons before trainer goes on vacation. I am really behind on blogging about my lessons, but I will probably lump them all into one post.