Met up w/ friends to have our Christmas party. This was the earliest we could all get together - squeaking it in two days before the Vernal Equinox. We opened our gifts last night. The gift I gave had to incorporate the movie "An American in Paris" so I gave a tote bag w/ the French motto emblazoned on it and inside, wrapped in colorful tissue paper, were some French herbs and some local American foods like maple syrup, wild grape jelly, and honey. The gift I received had to be about the movie "The Bells of St. Marys." The package had a antique cowbell, a jigsaw puzzle in the shape of bells w/ holly, and a package of gum (think the priest asked someone for gum in the movie). Perfect gift! We haven't yet decided on this year's Christmas gift theme - stay tuned.