The other day I wrote a blog about Tech Toys For Gadget Boys, suggesting some neat high tech things that would make great Christmas gifts. Yesterday a blog reader told me that I either had to stop writing blogs like that or she had to stop reading, because thanks to me, she has a Kindle, an iPad, and now a Panasonic Lumix camera. I wrote back to tell her to think of it this way, between the two of us, we were going to kick start the nation’s economy.
The other day, I asked Terry what she wanted for Christmas, and, as she often does, she turned the question back on me, to ask what I wanted Santa Claus to bring me. Now, there was a time in my life when I could always come up with a long list of things I wanted, from cameras to guns, to classic cars, to motorcycles, but those days are long gone. I’m not that person any more, and my wants and needs have changed.
I tried, but I have to be honest, I cannot think of one thing I really want that I don’t have. Sure, I’m always fascinated by the latest tech toy, but I’ve got more toys than I can ever use, or have room to carry, and I never have time for them anyway. There are a couple of computer programs I need for my work, and I guess I could use a new chair, since the one I sit on all day at my desk is worn out and falling apart, but that’s about it.
Fulltime RVers are usually into downsizing, not adding more cargo to their usually overloaded rigs. So we get to the point where we don’t want much that we don’t already have. Over the years we’ve had people give us some nice little decorative items, but it’s really hard to find a place for them. I always tell people who ask what I want for Christmas to spend the money on themselves, or if they insist, I say a gift card to one of the restaurants we enjoy. Another thing fulltime RVers have in common is that we all love to eat!
But let me turn the tables on you. Whether you be a fulltimer, a snowbird, a weekend camper, or an armchair traveler, what do you want for Christmas? And don’t cop out and say “peace and joy throughout the world.” If you had to name just one or two, or even three material things that you would like to find under your Christmas tree, what would they be? It’s fun to see what everybody else wants, and who knows, if you print out this blog and the responses and leave it on the table, you might even get lucky and get it.
I’ll start – if I had to choose a couple of things, I’d say a new six point attachment kayak fishing seat, and maybe a gift card for iTunes to download a few of Jimmy Buffett’s latest CDs.
Miss Terry was a little harder to get an answer out of, but she finally said an e-spinner mini spinning wheel and a set of Tunisian crochet hooks and/or a set of double ended crochet hooks.
Okay, we’ve told you ours, now you tell us yours. Don’t be shy!
Bad Nick is never shy, but I’ve been spending so much time writing lately, that he hasn’t had a chance to get to the keyboard. I finally gave in yesterday, and he posted a new Bad Nick Blog titled We Never Know. Check it out and leave a comment.
Thought For The Day – Why should I lower my standards to accommodate those who will not raise theirs?