surprisingly enough the only housewarming gifts i've received have come from the unexpected. typically you'd think your closest friends and family are the first to warm your house but it seems that those i'm just getting to know better are the ones excited for me. i got a cocktail shaker from Natasha, a vase from Muri, and some random things from Jeff and Libby that included tiny little panda bears. then yesterday one of our doctors from OB brought me this ceramic ginger grater. i see him rarely (maybe twice a month when he comes to our dept. for procedures) so it was a very pleasant and thoughtful surprise.