When I finally woke Ericka up we had pancakes for brunch and then set about opening the presents. Brandy was very excited about her new squeaky toy (so much so that she's worn out its squeaker already). I received a pair of shoes, a fleece hood/hat thing and a new bathrobe (meaning I can toss the other three I have that are in various stages of being too small or worn out). Ericka also arranged the manufacture of a big fleece blanket for me. It is basically two big pieces of polar fleece fringed on the edges, placed on top of one another and the fringes tied together to make a single blanket. It's very snuggly and I gave it a test run this afternoon after we opened gifts; it makes for very good snoozing and the cat seemed pleased with it as well.
My parents will be coming down next weekend and we'll go out to my brother's place for a family gift-swap and Ericka's family's gifts are likely to arrive by then too as they are traveling up from Chicago via a friend's vehicle.
I'm a bit sad that my nap this afternoon meant I didn't have time to get out to a holiday party. Still the quiet time was nice and I'll have plenty of social opportunity over the next few weeks.
Happy holidays everyone!