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05 December 2010 @ 05:37 pm
Tis the Season  
I love Christmas music, and every year, I usually get one or two new albums to add to my collection. I've spent the last few hours listening to samples on Amazon, and discovered along the way that Loreena McKennit has a new album out! Woot! Currently listening to Annie Lennox's new Xmas album - it's definitely different.

In other news, have gotten a whole bunch of Xmas shopping done the last two days, both in brick and mortar stores and online. Bro's getting Mum a Kindle, so I've decided to get her a cover by Oberon Leather, and Nin will preload the Kindle with books so it's ready to use when she opens it.

Nin's manicurist put a coat of acrylic on my two cut nails yeasterday. She says she actually does a lot of first-aid type coatings. Now I don't have to worry about the nails ripping off till they grow past the nail bed, and it means I can stop wearing band-aids!

We aren't really decorating in the house this year, considering the number of kittens. While they'd love a tree and ornaments to play with, us, not so much. But we're making up for it outdoors. There are lights everywhere! It's very pretty. Even my backyard has lights this year.
selannia: Angel Squee Cordyselannia on December 6th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
New Loreena McKinnett??? Must go find it!
Ithithildyn on December 7th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
pat: holiday blue ornamentpat_t on December 6th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
I would love to see pictures of your outside lights. How cool your mom is getting a Kindle.
Ith: Holiday - Xmas Moonlightithildyn on December 7th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
It's very pretty!
Lara I.lara_everlong on December 6th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
I think my fave Christmas album is George Winston's "Winter," he does a really lovely canon in d - if you haven't already heard it you should check it out!
Ithithildyn on December 7th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
I've heard it, but will have to revisit!
in_the_bottlein_the_bottle on December 6th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
Oh! New Loreena McKennitt! Thanks for pointing that out! :D
Ithithildyn on December 7th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
Happy to!
layla_aaronluscious_words on December 6th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Annie Lennox is responsible for one of my favorite winter songs - her version of 'Winter Wonderland' from the Eurhythmics years is my favorite of favorite winter songs. :D
Ithithildyn on December 7th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
She has a whole album now.
layla_aaronluscious_words on December 7th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to check that one out. I love her voice. :D
dejladejla on December 6th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! New Loreena McKennitt! Thank you so much for that!
Ithithildyn on December 7th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
I was thrilled!
Dragonsinger: Christmas - missreikodragonsinger on December 7th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Wait...Loreena McKennitt has a new CD out? Ooh... must invest in that.

And I love Christmas music, too. Am looking around for some new stuff to add.
Ithithildyn on December 7th, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
[nod nod]

Other than all the free Xmas music Amazon has, I ended up buying Christmas albums from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Wilson Phillips, and the Pupinni Sisters. I put the new Anonymous Four Xmas album on my wishlist.
tpena19tpena19 on December 7th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
sounds like a well planned out gift for mom, very cool.