I know that Christmas isn't about material things but no sane person would ever tell you that they wouldn't enjoy being showered with their every hearts desire. Isn't that part of the magic of Christmas? Some no-holds-barred wishing and hoping?
Over the course of my lifetime I've wished for a lot of things. Some of them material some of them pure heartfelt wishes. For love. For good heath. For a reconnection with a lost loved one. And some of those wishes came true and some have not. Some Christmas mornings I've been spoiled & some I've felt a twinge of disappointment. Yet year after year, long after all the gifts have been unwrapped, I learn the same lesson...no matter how much or how little was under that tree for me, it was the company I kept and the memories shared that were the real gift.
Like the year my husband proposed to me.
Or this year when I saw the glow of my son's face as he explored the Christmas tree...
doesn't he look so angelic??
Those memories are some of the best things I have never asked for.
(end warm and fuzzy part of post)
If I were to sit on the fat mans lap and give him my no-holds-barred wish list for 2010 it would go a little something like this. (I promise not to be too materialistic)
Pretty much any piece of artwork from Mae Chevrette's Etsy Shop. Her stuff is AMAZING!! If I had to pick a favorite it would be this one:
But it's really hard to pick a favorite because they are all so great!
Next on my wish list....A Cricut Personal Expression Cutter. I have aspirations to turn my great ideas into actual things and this little machine could be the the key to me possibly opening my own Etsy shop someday.
Because this is an over-the-top-never-gonna-get-it-but-dreaming-anyways list I would also like someone to add more hours to the day so I could have time to execute all of these crafty projects. (and nap and blog and do all the other things I don't have time for.)
And to round out my artsy wishes, I would also like to take some painting and photography classes. So I would wish for the time and money to do so!
I could never justify spending $60 on lotion for myself but I would totally accept this as a gift. Frederic Fekkai Creme Luxueuse with Shea Butter . It was one of Oprah's Favorite things a few years back and when I used to work at the mall, I used to go into Sephora and sample some from the tester every once and awhile. Not only does it make your skin silky smooth but it smells amazing.
Here is a non-materialistic non-selfish wish I have...I would like for all my friends out there that are struggling with fertility to have tiny little bundles of joy someday. Soon. They are all wonderful people and deserve to know the gift of parenthood.
And a non-materialistic mostly selfish wish I have...after I am done having kids I'll want to have a body that makes other women say "How can she be that tiny after insert#here of kids??"
That's too much to ask for right?? ;-)
If you could make a no-holds-barred wish list for 2010 what would you ask for??