Saturday, December 19, 2009
All I Want For Christmas
There isn't really much I want wrapped up under the tree. Jeff is good about spoiling me from time to time (like with the 2 Glee soundtracks or by renting movies for me via Netflix). And, generally speaking, when I need or want something, I can afford to cover it or find a compromise. So there isn't much I'm hoping to find. But... if we're going to be honest... don't we all have something we want? 1. A morning to sleep in. I'm tired of being awake by 5:30. I'm tired of 6:30 being the definition of "sleeping in" at my house. I long to go to bed and then sleep until my body wakes me. No putting the dog out, no kids waking me up, no alarm going off. 2. An afternoon at the salon. I'm really a low maintenance gal. But there are a few things I'd love to be pampered with right now. I want my brows waxed. I want an hour long massage. I want a spa pedicure. Thank you. 3. A dining room. 4. Time and space to bake. I went back and was reading some blog posts from this time last year and came across one about my Baking Zen. I really like baking. It is calming. But only when I have a clean and semi-organized kitchen to work in and time to dedicate to the project. A kitchen island to give me more counter space and more cabinet storage would be awesome, too. 5. More opportunities to write. This is post #632. I love writing on my blog and finding creative angles and working out thoughts and ideas and issues. I also get to write for an online moms' community and I love that writing challenge, too. So if I had more opportunities to write and challenge myself creatively in new ways, that would be awesome!! 6. A summer vacation. I really, really, really, really, really want to go to Sesame Place this year. I gave it up to put vacation money towards buying a playset last year. We didn't get the playset up because of Jeff's shoulder injury. This year... if we can save up the funds... I won't back down. I want my family vacation. 7. A self cleaning living room. And laundry that puts itself away. That would solve a lot of my clutter issues. Coats that hang themselves up would be nice, too. 8. A small, carry in my purse address book. I've lost the file I was keeping with addresses of friends and family. I'm scrambling. And if I just had a good ol' fashioned paper and ink address book to carry with me, I'd never be lacking again. 9. A holder for my cell phone in my van. You know those things that mount on the dashboard? One of those. 10. Do they make organizers that sit on the floor of a minivan? I'd love a spot to put stuff- a place for trash, CD's, and so on. A place that wouldn't slide all around the floor. How about you? What are you really wishing you could ask for this holiday season? What are your unspoken or unachievable desires?