Tuesday, December 15, 2015

All I Want for Christmas

1. Is to have the money to hire someone to clean my apartment, preferably someone who looks like Joe Manganiello and who flexes his muscles and bends over a lot when he cleans.

2. Is to get through one visit to my parents' house without my mother criticizing my looks/my clothes/my job/the fact that I'm still single.

3. Is to be able to eat a piece of cheesecake or pizza without cursing myself for it on the scale the next day.

4. Is to get through one visit to my parents' house without my father trying to control where I drive my car/how I should do my job/where I should live and work next.

5. Is to pay off my student loans before my students are old enough to retire.

6.  Is for students to spend more time reading books than whatever is on their cell phones.

7. Is for Donald Trump to SHUT UP and GO AWAY.

8. Is for my double-parking, space-stealing, loud-partying, chain-smoking, mooching off their parents neighbors to be forced to live with Voldemort, Donald Trump, and Mama June.

9. Is a life where I only have to work one job instead of two or three.

10. Is to have more time to write.

What about you? What do you want for Christmas?

16 comments:

  1. I hope you get these things for Christmas! If I could, I'd give them to you now.

    I actually don't want anything for Christmas. I've reached an age/time when I'm perfectly content. (I've even figured out how to live within my means - it's taken a while though!)

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    1. Hi Annalisa,
      Thank you! This year I've tried hard to live within my means, though it meant eating a lot of peanut butter sandwiches so that I wouldn't spend money on restaurants. That's one of the things I miss about childhood, when I didn't worry about money.

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  2. Aww, those are some good wishes. I hope all of them come true! I think we all hope for more time to write...maybe we could all squeeze just 100 words a day in somehow? Small steps!

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks! I hope your holiday wishes come true too! I read Meg Cabot's advice on her website to aspiring writers; she said that writers should try to write at least one page a day, because they'd have a novel within a year.

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  3. I hope you get all of these and more. You deserve good things. I'm definitely with you about the scale not having to reflect the pizza or cheesecake. Have a Lovely Christmas and New Year.

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    1. Hi Murees,
      Happy holidays to you too! I wish that pizza and cheesecake didn't have so many calories; then I could eat it whenever I wanted. They have "low-fat" options for pizza, but they never taste as good.

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  4. Great list. I especially like #7:)

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      Thank you! And thanks for following my blog!

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  5. Ha ha. Well, Good luck on your list. Remember that life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. This year, work on your reaction!!

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    1. Hi Lissa,
      I'm sorry for my belated response; I've been feeling under the weather and sleeping a lot. And thanks for the advice! I hope that at least some of the things on my list come true.

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  6. I hope you have a wonderful 2016 that works out in your favor.

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    1. Hi Misha,
      Thank you! I hope the same for you too!

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  7. You have Monica Geller's mom (from Friends)! My mom can be a lot like that, too. Last time she was here it happened bam, bam, BAM three slams in a row. I had to walk into the other room or there was going to be a scene. I'm sure they have no idea how they make use feel. I tried explaining it to her once, but she got so defensive that it accomplished nothing. I think it's their own insecurities that make them act that way.

    Wishing you at least some of those things on your list!

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    1. Hi Nicki,
      Sorry about my late reply; I've been sick and sleeping all week. You're right about Monica Geller's mom; that explains why Monica (and I) was so neurotic about everything! It's hard explaining things like that to our mothers; they think that "they know best," but they don't realize that they're not always right.

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  8. I kinda laughed out loud at #8. Regardless of all these things, I hope you had the most amazing Christmas and are starting 2016 with a wedge of cheese.

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    1. Hi Crystal,
      Sorry about my late reply; I've been sick all week. I started 2016 not with a wedge of cheese but with a handful of cheese popcorn. :)

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