I’m a list maker. My memory isn’t what it used to be (thanks to my kids) and being able to put my thoughts on paper is a huge weight off my shoulders. I have the To-Do list for Real Life and for Writing. There’s always something I should work on. Not everything needs to get done right away and if I want something to distract me from the Work in Progress - there is something to do.
Christmas brings even more lists. There is the To-Do List (Decorate, Christmas shop, Send Christmas cards, etc.), there is the Who-to-Buy-For list, and there is the Food-to-bake list (parties and gifts.) Then there is the Dreaded-List (more commonly known as the Santa List.)
I’m in charge of the kid’s wish lists: sending them to grandparents, aunts and uncles and most important making sure no one overlaps presents. Then there is my wish list. Its simple – Gift Cards to booksellers. Easy, but I feel guilty. Like I'm asking for money. But honestly books are what I want. I read a lot and as a kid no one ever bought me the titles I asked for. Only the ones they thought I should read. I’d much rather be able to choose my own stuff. And with gift cards, I can use it on books throughout the year.
What about you? Do you have problems creating a Santa List? Do you ask for books (gift cards) as presents?