Sam and I had a marvelous plan: this year we were only going to buy Christmas Gifts for the kids and not exchange gifts with each other. The idea was that for our second anniversary in January we were going to go out of town for two nights.
Then we found out Hope needed braces.
Then we found out round one of braces (scheduled for the first week in January) would cost $2,500 and insurance doesn’t cover one cent.
Okay, scratch the out of town plans. Instead we are exchanging gifts. I already gave Sam his gift: a pair of tickets to see Rammenstein. He will be going with his good friend Andrew for a guy’s night of German-metal-techno garbage… ahem… I mean music. He is very excited.
Sam says he wants to buy me a Nook for Christmas. I must say I’m intrigued by e-Readers, but I explained to him that nothing — NOTHING — will replace good ol’ tangible books in my nerdy hands. I can’t imagine not buying, holding, smelling my books. Yes, I am a book sniffer, guilty as charged, why would I want to sniff an e-Reader?
Anyhoo, I’ve been thinking about alternatives to an e-Reader for Christmas. So I humbly present to you my Santa list, intended for the Hubby to see and sharing with you all so you can bask in my dorkiness:
- Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
- KitchenAid Handblender
- Martha Stewart’s Cookies
- Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (Penguin Deluxe Edition)
- Pyrex 12-Piece Glass bake and store set
- Coffee mugs with stand
- King Arthur Baking company vanilla
- Monty Python’s Flying Circus boxset
- Cardigans (3X)
- Cheap and necessary kitchen doodads (I’m in desperate need of hot pads, wooden spoons, spatulas, whisks, etc….)
- New fluffy bed pillows complete with an uninterrupted afternoon nap
- Wreck this Journal
- Nesting Doll Measuring Cups
- Black Apple prints, notecards, etc… I love all of her things!
- Giftcard to Yarn Rhapsody (local yarn store)
- A pedicure
- A Baby (just kidding… or am?)
Alrighty. There we go. No expensive e-Reader needed!