I've been very good this year, and there are just a few things I'd like to put on that list if you're filling a stocking for me.
Santa, you'd better act quickly on this one, because the online price on the one I had saved just went from $12.99 to $79. I'm perfectly happy with the garden over-the-counter variety, nothing fancy like chocolate.
I've been holding out as long as I can on this one, but having daily wear contact lenses tear and got lost in the nether regions of the inner eyelid, or wearing glasses and doing the trombone thing, is just no fun. While you've got that laser thing out, let's talk about what else we can do with it.
*Tom and Jerry batter
*Gold chain that isn't broken
Yes, I realized one of the hazards of having a baby bird this past year was having a broken chain, and now that pendant I used to wear every day can't even hang around my neck anymore. I'd love a shiny new gold chain, white or yellow gold, and if it comes with something hanging on the end, like one of those ::cough:: Tiffany keys ::cough cough::, that's fine, too.
I know this is another thing I don't seem to care about one way or the other the rest of the year, but at the holidays, I really crave marzipan, and not just a piggy or some fruit, the chocolate covered stuff if you please, from Germany. I'm partial to the sticks.
A few extra copies of this book for relatives in need of a gentle reminder.
*Massage gift certificates
*That Magazine I Lost
Another copy of that back issue of Southern Accents magazine from 1997 that always sat on the back of my toilet until my husband threw it away the last time I was out of town. It'll be hard to find.
*Black Italian leather jacket
Remember that great black leather jacket we bought that rainy day in Florence just before 9/11, the Bally of Switzerland lambskin one that was so nice? Well, he misplaced it somehow recently and really needs another one, because it looked so great on him and kept the rain off him. So, Santa, I'm not asking for this one for me, but for Himself, who really does a black leather jacket proud. Unless you can find the Bally of Switzerland one somewhere in the land of lost things.
*Keys to a new Prius
Face it, the old chariot's starting to look a little ragged around the edges, and isn't meant to take that many cross-country driving trips a year. Not to mention that last headlight replacement cost us nearly $500 for just the bulb. It's going to be patch, patch now, even though we love our ride. And 17 mpg isn't our idea of green. Silver pine mica, please, or white. What's that you say? Lime green? And Toyota's going to start selling a plug-in in 2011?