Friday Five is a little early this week and asks:
Santa makes his big ride tomorrow night and I am sure there are some things you have asked him for …or maybe one of his elves….so why not list FIVE things you”ve hinted for this year and be sure to leave your link so we can see what you want Santa to bring you this Christmas!
Well, I don’t really have to hint, thanks to Amazon wish lists and family members who ask for lists and a hubby and sister who know me pretty well. What are on these lists? Or what am I asking for from Santa in my secret heart of hearts?
1. I have the standard of books and music and movies. Can’t go wrong with books and music. A couple goodies like the latest Fable comic book trade paperback and maybe the new Barbara Kingsolver book. Hey Santa, I’ll even read your autobiography if you give it to me. I hear it’s good.
2. Clothes. Every time I think about going out to get something for myself, I manage to talk myself out of the expense. The good thing is – since I work from home and don’t have to bother with office meetings and client meetings and the general guidelines of professionalism, I don’t really need nice clothes. Or anything more than a few pairs of shorts and tank tops, which I already own. But you know, every once in a while when I want to go out to dinner with Sweetie or when I’m in California to see friends, it would be awfully nice to have something new to wear. I admit it. I’d like it. Points for honesty, Santa?
3. A new Sonicare. It’s so unexciting, I didn’t ask for it from anybody. But I need a new one and haven’t been willing to spend the money yet. Santa, you’re a friend of the ADA, aren’t you?
4. New low fares directly from California to Maui. Alaska Airlines has been making a big deal about some new routes. It would be nice if they offered, or caused other airlines to offer, lower rates. I already know of three weddings Sweetie and I will be attending in California next year. I don’t know if or when we’ll be moving back to the mainland in 2010. C’mon Santa!! If you and your sleigh can circumnavigate the globe in one night, surely you can lend a reindeer or two to travelers in need?
5. More work for 2010. Not something my family and friends can gift to me. I am very much hoping that the economy picks up in 2010, for myself and many other people I have spoken to this year. If for no other reason that I think the new word “funemployed” has been much much overused this year. Do you have any idea how many people in the San Francisco Bay area are “Funemployed?” I think I have learned some valuable lessons this year about saving money and cutting expenses and being creative and making do with what I have. I think I can happily carry these lessons forward even without the stress of it being mandatory. Spread the work to your elves, Santa. Take a load off and relax until next year!
You can join in Friday Five this week over HERE.
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