Friday, December 17, 2010

my wish list...

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.  ~Calvin Coolidge, 1927

I know, I know.  Everybody says it.  Peace on earth.  That's what I want for Christmas.  But, while I'd like to believe it, I'm not completely sure it'll ever happen.  Not in my lifetime, anyway.  So I'll settle for tolerance.  And how about some compassion?  That'd be good.  Throw in some care and concern for our planet and all the creatures on it, and I'd be a happy camper.  Actually, I think if we had all that - tolerance, compassion and caring - well... peace would just happen all by itself!

I think in real life I might be getting some books and maybe a new yoga bag and mat (hint, hint).  The best gift of all will be that I will have the bf and both of my wonderful girls (not to mention the fur babies) at home with me and I'm more than happy with that.  We'll all be in the kitchen, cooking up a storm!  In our extended family, amongst the siblings, we all make donations to our favorite charities in each others names, as our gifts.  I always look forward to seeing who donated to what.  Some years there are some real surprises and I think this will be one of those years!  Hopefully they'll all be surprised - and happy - with my donations. 

On a lighter note, I hope to get a picture of the tree and some food up over the weekend!


  1. Hear! Hear! my sentiments exactly.

    Tax billed signed, now waiting for DADT repeal.

    Also waiting fir tree and food pics from you.

    xo jane

  2. I wish people would make donations to charity instead of buying me presents. Or maybe I can start an etsy shop to sell all the stuff I get that I don't want and I'll donate the money to charity. I would rather donate to charity rather than go shopping for people too. I think I'll make that suggestion but I have a feeling it's an idea that will go the way of the vegetarian Thanksgiving meal.

    I hope you have a joyous Christmas, Karin!


  3. Hi Jane! Yay! Looks like we got the DADT repeal! Happy holidays to all of our troops! Next up: PEACE. Tree pics up tomorrow!
    Steve - Good luck on making the suggestion. I was lucky - a few years back all my siblings decided we all just had "too much stuff" so there wasn't a lot of argument. It might be too late for this year, but there's always next year!