On Christmas morning I looked inside my stocking to find a check for $250 and a Le Nails certificate so that I could go with my mom on a shopping spree. I had to reach deeper into my Spongebob stocking to get the final item that happened to be a movie gift card that was loaded with $40. There were coupons with it as well so that we could get a discount at the snack stands. We went to the movie theatre a couple of days ago and saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie, I had seen the first and adored it. My mom knows how much of a freak I am for the Sherlock Holmes books and thought that I'd enjoy seeing it. It was a great movie.
December 26th was my birthday and Grandma gave me a visa gift card loaded with $25 on it. I decided to get a filter for my aquarium that was on sale at Meijer. I'm not a big fan of supporting chain stores in their animal sections, but I noticed that they weren't selling bettas and that their tanks were clean for once and decided that I'd reward them with some of my money this time. The filter actually turned out good. It's quiet and simple to put together. I can also control the water flow on it. All I have left to purchase for this tank of mine is the hood, decorations, and betta.
Today my mom and I plan on using our Le Nails certificate to get our nails done. I got a $37 one that I think I'm going to get french nails with and my mom got a $45 one since she never treats herself to anything and I'm not sure what she's going to get. We both like our french nails, though. That ends my journal for today.