When I was a little girl, I always used to write out my Christmas Wish List around the first week of December. In the little town where I grew up, Santa visited the radio station every day at lunchtime, and he would read the children's Christmas Wish Lists over the radio. And then with a big, jolly, "Ho, Ho, Ho" he would talk to the children whose lists he had read that day, and tell us he would do his very best to get them at least some of the things on the list. I was generally happily surprised, especially the year I got my first pair of ice skates. They were definitely my favorite gift. I don't live in that small town anymore, but I think Santa is a 21st Century kind of guy, and he probably reads the blogs while he is taking a break and having a drink of rum and egg nog up there in the North Pole. So, I thought I would write my Christmas Wish List here and hopefully Santa will cruise by and read it.
Okay, Dear Santa, here goes...
1. I love anything from Crabtree and Evelyn.
2. A book, preferably a biography. I love biographies of the Royal Family. They are an extremely interesting crowd.
3. A ticket to an event -- any event -- of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. I won't hold my breath for this one, though, Santa, because I know it would be impossible.
4. For my family to be happy and healthy, and for a certain individual to stop getting so angry with me all the time for things I cannot humanly prevent.
5. Please, Santa, can you get rid of the flying nun wings in my hair, and while you're at it, could I please have a smaller nose?
6. Earrings. I always love earrings. Silver earrings.
7. Oh ... and world peace.
Have I sounded too greedy? I don't want to ask for more than I deserve. I have reached an age where it is more fun to give than to receive. So I guess at the top of my list would be for everyone to get at least one thing on their Christmas Wish List. They all deserve it, don't you think?
Santa, thank you.
Your friend, Jo.
P.S. I have been good. Well ... I've tried...