Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas (and if you don’t happen to celebrate this holiday, then I hope you have a good day, anyway).
There are so many reasons to like December 25th, if only because it’s a chance to take the day off from work… even though I’m probably going to be working through the day, myself. I don’t have any kids to entertain, and Wicket and Pixie will be busy playing with their new toys.
It’s been somewhat of a tradition to unwrap our Christmas gifts just as the clock strikes Midnight (the Christmas Eve / Christmas Day cusp). I don’t mind buying presents for family – but I really enjoy finding items for their stocking(s). The “fun” things usually take precedence over practicality, but Ponzi is tricky to buy for. She’s not really into toys, per se – but she requested the game Operation this afternoon. WTF?!
I try to get gifts that I know the other person will appreciate – even if they don’t like ’em. “It’s the thought that counts” will always apply. Still, I sometimes sneak things for myself (as evidenced by the glowing objets I apparently put on order, realizing that Ponzi’s not really into them as much as I am).
I wasn’t given much to go on this year, so many of her presents are what I could find around town. We’re lucky insofar as we have many things we need – like a roof over our head, and food on our plates. Ponzi really only asked for us to pay a bit more towards our mortgage (to lower the payment), and a few other charitable donations. Difficult not to argue with those wishes, but they’re a bit tricky to stick under the tree (or inside a stocking).
I did my best, given the circumstances. Couldn’t really get around town at the last minute, either – what, with the snowstorm that blew through town the other day. I knew what she wanted, or what she might want, or what she wouldn’t be too shocked to receive:
Travel Door Alarm
Hubba Bubba Gum Book
Annie on DVD
Swiss Army Knife
$50 iTunes Gift Certificate
Sexy Motherpucker Lip Gloss
Expo Marker Set
Papermate Felt Tip Marker Set
Sharpie Pen Set
Astronaut Ice Cream – Neapolitan
BluAlert Bluetooth Bracelet
C.H.I.M.P. Rearview Monitor Mirror – black
DaysAgo Refrigerator Timer – Magnetic
Dead Fred Pen Holder
Glowing UFO Drink Coaster
Heart Hand Warmer
Inanimate Character Stickers
Miracle Berry Fruit Tablets
Paper Voodoo Notepad
Phantom Keystroker V2
Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things
Staple Free Stapler – Black
Stickman Action Figure
Tear Away Planner Mousepad
ThinkGeek Bluetooth Retro Handset
USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner – Lavender
USB Plasma Ball
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