Next month is already Hanukkah, Christmas, my birthday and New Years! The days really go by fast! I’ve already put winter tires on my car and my long johns are at the ready, but I still have to finish my holiday shopping. I sent the annual tell-me-what-you-want-now! email to my family, since I loathe shopping in December, but a few people have been less than forthcoming. It will be a guessing game for them, apparently.
Right after I sent this email, some people have turned around and asked me the same question.
It’s been tricky composing my list this year, because we’re saving for a house, my list of wants and needs are pretty long. But not wanting to sound like a greedy bastard, I’ve been trying to pair it down to things that will provide the most long term amusement and/or practical use. We also have lots of clutter already, so I’m trying not to add to it with unnecessary items.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not present obsessed, its just that, due to budget restraints, it is particularly important that my wish list, just like actual wishes, count. It would be nice if everyone thought the same way, because too often people rush out to buy the shiniest things for their loved ones, but once the novelty wears off and something new comes along, that present ends up collecting dust or in the bin and from there it goes into a landfill, with many other unloved presents. Too many people in our capitalistic, consumerist society just don’t think long term enough and the trash piles just get larger and larger.
What about you guys? Have you started your wish lists yet? What is something you really, really want?