It’s December which means everyone’s favorite question is what do you want for Christmas? The things I usually want are not tangible items that can be given to me as presents. So, I try to think of things I need. This year, my list of things I need is also intangible…
- The jacket copy (blurb) for Flawless Dreams so I can get the cover finalized.
- The ending for Flawless Dreams. It still eludes me.
- Two or three extra weeks this year because I am so far behind schedule on everything that I’m starting to panic a little.
- Good indoor games to play with Lola the Destroyer because while she looks more like a German Shepherd, she is half collie and has more energy than me in the cold weather.
- People to get along. I’m not asking for world peace, just an agreement to disagree and be nice to each other.
- More best friend time – this is totally my fault and not theirs… I just always seem to be busy, yet I never seem to get anything done and no, that doesn’t make sense.
- More family time – Thanksgiving reminded me of how much I miss having a house full of nephews and nieces and board games with pizza on a night that no one has to work the next day. And yes, I’m to that age where board games with the nephews and nieces with food and laughs is better than a party.
- My favorite indie writers to be successful (I have a list if you want book recommendations).
- To be approved for membership to the Mysterious Package Company. I simply love a little intrigue and a sense of humor.
Having said that, I never complain about getting pajamas, games, money, gizmos, gadgets, kitchen appliances I probably won’t use, socks, books, gift cards, underwear (one year, my grandmother who has passed on gave me and my cousin bras that we opened in front of the entire family, like our entire extended family – good thing I don’t embarrass easily), girly-girl things that I can’t figure out how to use because I’m just not a girly-girl, scratch off lottery tickets, candy, cheese assortments, things that I can put other things into (not a trash can Mom), reviews of my books, light weight zippered jackets that I can wear indoors because I live with a polar bear and a dog with a thick undercoat, wine, and just about anything really because I have never gotten a gift I didn’t like. After all, a gift means someone took the time to think about you and buy you something. That in itself is special.
Oh, wait, I thought of something tangible I want and it means I think I might be growing up. I’ve had this strange desire to wear blouses lately. But most of my shirts are T-shirts… and good luck family trying to buy me a blouse, I’m so picky about them that even though I want it, it would be hard to buy it for me.