Thursday, December 18, 2008
Close to Nowhere
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all write a letter to Santa and he would bring all our loot down our chimneys?
Of course, I don’t have a chimney. I guess Santa could use the deck door, maybe?
My granddaughters are at “that” age -- one is still young enough to kinda, wanna believe and the other is old enough to know better, but assumes that as long as she “believes” Santa will still come visit her.
Actually, that’s my philosophy too.
I guess I’m at that point in my life where it’s hard to think of a “gift.” Like most of us, if I want something, I get it and go on. Besides, I can’t see my hubbie or my son out fabric or gadget shopping. In fact, I’m really getting a giggle out of that picture.
I can see them in a fabric store discussing which fabric would go best with my stash or the latest quilt or clothing item I’m working on.
“No, that green is too pistachio -- I think she needs more of a chartreuse...” (If I’m not careful, I’m gonna fall out of my chair laughing!)
Our daughter and son are hard to buy for -- what do you get someone who already gets everything they want for themselves?
Pop is impossible to buy for! Most of the time, we get him toys or movies. He still loves toys...
I love to give and to get Christmas presents (birthdays are fun too!). Sometimes, though, I feel like we waste so much money, time and energy shopping and buying presents.
This year, several of us here at the newspaper are shopping locally. Not only do we have some great stores with some great things, we’re saving gas, thereby conserving energy and being “green.”
What do I really want for Christmas this year? The same thing I want every year...
A healthy family, a job I love and wonderful friends. I just can’t ask for more than that.
Oh wait, yes I can. Peace on earth would be really, really nice!
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