Vogon granted one of my holiday wishes later that day with a pretty blue scarf. He also gave me a pair of gloves for me to try on, but the fingers are too short. (No surprise.) I tried on several pairs of gloves the next day only to find they all had too-short fingers, so I think I'm going to have to shop online to find gloves that fit.
We went to Burlington Coat Factory on Sunday to get a warm winter coat for Laurel before our trip to Colorado. She was delighted by the selection and picked out a light pink parka with gray fake fur trim on the hood; the coat and detachable hood are lined in black polarfleece and the included scarf, hat and mittens match the lining. I have to sew a couple name tapes in and she'll be good to go for the chilly early part of the week here; naturally, it's going to be a warm Christmas in Dallas while we're in Colorado. I'm glad my down comforter is still there!