There’s a quiet hum of activity at my house. I found my daughter cutting the legs off a pair of her jeans last night. (“To make presents with!”) My son has been spinning about like a top, cajoling everyone he can into taking dictation for the list he started back in July. The tree is up, the lights are hung, and tickets for the Nutcracker have been purchased. The puppy is stealthily removing ornaments and (mostly) exchanging them for bites of cheese. So, without further ado, here’s my own list of holiday wishes:
An extra week of winter vacation — one that doesn’t add on a week of school at the end of the year.
A snowstorm during said week, preferably immediately after a run to the grocery store, just large enough to make sure everyone has to stay home in pajamas.
A mysterious loss of power to the Wii station, and only to the Wii station, during that time.
Ten consecutive hours of sleep.
A new book under my Christmas tree, one that I’ve never read before but immediately love with the passion I reserve for Practical Magic, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Voyager.
News from a reliable source that Joss Whedon has decided to do at least two more seasons of Firefly. In addition to the ‘lost’ season recently discovered in the archives and put on sale just in time for Christmas.
A report from the government that mashed potato and stuffing sandwiches, followed by a Snickers bar, have amazing health properties and no calories. Particularly if eaten while lounging on the couch in pajamas.
Good health and happiness for everyone I know.
What’s on your list?