Just pretending, mind you.
Dear Santy Claus,
I was a very good human this year.
I was a good mommy and kept my children fed, watered, and exercised.
I made the choice to buy new clothes for my children instead of buying new clothes for me because I know that it's tougher to get through middle school in high-water pants than it is for me to get through grocery shopping in ripped jeans. Plus, I look good in ripped jeans, anyway.
I was so, so good, Santy. While driving on the Carlisle Pike, I occasionally slowed down and let in the
I donated an extra dollar at the cash register to whatever charitable cause asked for a dollar because how can I say no to a dollar for someone in need when there I am spending two dollars for a bottle of iced raspberry tea.
I did not threaten to "come over there, and you'd better be very, very afraid" after spending two days on the phone trying to sort out a medical insurance bill, only to be told in the 48th hour that I had been talking to the wrong person all along and had to start over from scratch.
I had the oil changed on time.
I've been good.
Now here's whaddIwant.
I can never get enough wool socks. Wool socks are warm in winter. Wool socks are cool in summer. Wool socks can hold three gallons of sweat or puddle water and still retain heat. I love wool socks. Wool socks are not only practical, but they are sexy. And don't let any cotton-wearers tell you different. (SmartWool is good. It doesn't itch.)
Electric Tea Kettle
I have a cheapie plastic electric tea kettle and it has rocked my morning world. If I had a proper electric tea kettle, the glow off my improved morning attitude could save the entire universe. Think about what that would mean for the universe. Even the rough parts of Mechanicsburg.
The damn cats peed in my other tent. If you've ever smelled cat pee on anything, you will know that there is no way to undo this situation. I need a new tent. A six person three-season tent will do. A ground cloth would also be most excellent.
A Case of Lindemans Framboise Lambic
It's a fancy-pants Belgian beer. To go with the tent.
To go with the beer.
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Black Leather Jacket
To go with the boots.
The Entire Midsommer Murders Series
I love kinky English villagers.
Tickets to Events
I'm not picky. Any mix of movie, theater, and National figure skating competition tickets would be swell. Maybe a beer tasting or two.
A Wii Fit
I have delusions of exercising. This delusion would not be complete without a Wii Fit to trip over in my family room.
This Picture, Framed
I don't care.
I like this painting.
It feels like my childhood.
The warm summers.
The indigo twilights.
The groups of androgynous Pierrot clowns.
I think you know what I mean.
Anyway...I think that about finishes up my list.
Until I think of ten more things.
Mostly, nine more pairs of wool socks.
Your truly and sincerely,
Josette at Halushki
Now, I'll just go back to enjoying the wool socks I do have.