Thursday, December 21, 2006

What I Want for Christmas

Last year I had a lot of fun making this list, so I'm doing it again. The idea is to give you suggestions, but feel free to buy me something not on the list if you'd like.

My Christmas Wish List

1. A Vacation. Not just any vacation, either; I want to go all around the world, hitting all the major regions, without the use of airplanes. I could spend a lot of time in the places I really enjoy and less time in the ones I enjoy less. Of course, half the fun would be getting to the destinations, hence the prohibition of airplanes - trains, boats, hot air balloons, etc. allow for time to see things around me.

2. A Boyfriend. It doesn't have to be my crush, though I wouldn't mind if things developed with him along these lines. I would like someone with whom I can talk, share things, go on dates, etc. I'm not talking marriage, just dating. Maybe next year (or the next) I'll ask for a husband.

3. A Ponytail. I cut my hair in August and told the stylist that I didn't want to be able to put my hair in a ponytail. I've regretted that decision ever since. Yes, I'm glad that I do my hair down more often now - I think it definitely looks better. However, I miss the ease of styling my hair in a quick bun or twist when I'm running late for work.

4. A Log Cabin. Last year, if you recall, I asked for a castle. Imagine my disappointment when, early Christmas morning, I didn't find a key to a castle wrapped under my tree. So, this year, hoping for better luck, I'm willing to settle for something smaller - a nice cabin located on a remote, but beautiful and wooded, acre or so of Montana. Don't ask why Montana, it just sounds nice. In the spirit of generosity, I'd also be willing to accept a cabin on Cedar Mountain. Wow. I'm selfless.

5. Painting Lessons. Grandma Moses didn't start painting 'til she was 70, so I figure if I start now I'll be ahead of the game. In all seriousness, I doubt I have any talent for painting, but I'd love to give it a go. With the right teacher (I'm thinking Da Vinci, Monet, or Picasso), I'm pretty sure I could turn out something that would look okay on the front of the fridge.
6. A Jar of Homemade Blackberry Jam and Homemade Bread. Mmmm.

You'd better hurry - there's only THREE shopping days left!!


Cardine said...

Um... sorry? I'm not getting them for you!

booklogged said...

Julie, how about a visit to my cabin on the San Juan Islands. That's probably the best I can do in the cabin area! I'll give you a 'crush' the next time I see you - a full frontal 'crush'. I don't think I could take the whole world in one vacation. I would want to take it in bits and chunks over the rest of my lifetime. (But I do think your mother was thinking about this gift- shhh!)

When you come to visit in the San Juans I'll make homemade bread and some jam out of locala blackberries. I can't wait. Will you come next weekend?!

framed said...

Darn, I'm sorry, Julie. If I had read this blog earlier, I would have gladly got you all of these, but I made a vow that Christmas shopping ended at 6 pm on the 22nd. Alas, I read your blog at 8:15. The best I can do is to wish you and your kin a very Merry Christmas.

tearese said...

oooh, you have a cabin on the San Juans? Nice.

julie said...

Cardine, that's okay; you got something for me that I would have put on the list. Mmmm - hot chocolate!!!

Book, I'd like to visit your cabin, thanks for the invite! Next weekend it is - I'll bring the hot chocolate!

Framed, too bad!! I guess next year I'll have to post my list a little earlier. Oh well. Thanks for the thought anyway!

Merry Christmas, everyone!!

Anonymous said...

That's funny... I didn't think I was supposed to give any presents to you this year... Ha, ha! Merry Christmas!

I hope you get ALL the stuff on your list.

warnser said...

I might be able to help out with the painting lessons,
I'm no Tearese, but some people think I'm pretty alright.
What do you want to learn to paint?