I’ve been asking people this month what they get from Santa?
I’ve only really got another week of this to go I think, anything past January might be pushing my luck, but generally the reaction I get is an odd look that tells me I’m being nosy and they don’t know why I’m asking. So I explain…
If you tell me what Santa gave you, I can judge if it’s a good present or a rubbish present. Yes, I’m a good judge of this! And of course, if you got a crap present then that tells me Santa thought you weren’t good last year!
Present is always a drama in our family. A few years ago we gave into my older sister’s insistence to do a Kris Kringle, so we only need to get one gift.
I love buying gifts, however cash strapped Santa is a bit of a mood-kill!
Christmas for me becomes the time I can ‘ask’ for the things I didn’t get for my birthday. And in recent years it’s been a way family could get things for me that I needed. Underwear! Yes! I know! It happened! The worst gifts at Christmas are jocks, socks and handkerchiefs! Unless you get Thunderpants!
They just make me so very happy!
Check them out at http://www.thunderpants.co.nz
This year I also bought myself the two books I always hope for that are purposely released in time for the gift giving season.
Whatever Jamie Oliver’s latest cook book is and whatever new Patricia Cornwall book is also in stores.
I don’t read the novels anymore. With my eyesight it hurts to read but because of how organised I am, it hurts my pocket some to bury them but would hurt my brain more to thinking my bookcase is incomplete.
*Note – the books that are note spire facing out are the ones I’ve not read. So it’s how I can tell I’ve not read them.
P.S. Keep in mind I don’t wrap presents anymore it’s rather disappointing results when you have to gift wrap one-handed! But, I sent gifts home a few weeks earlier and they never got wrapped! Then, I had to remind them “Where were they?”
What did I do last year that was so bad?