Every year I do my grown up version of a list for Santa here on the blog. I call it my "fantasy wish list" and I put stuff on there that's both practical and stuff that's expensive and I know I will probably never get. Either way, the fantasy is kind of the fun of it. I've been thinking about what to put on my list for this year, and really, it all came back to one thing:
I'm usually so anti-gift cards at Christmas too. I think they're lazy, thoughtless gifts for the most part, grabbed at the last minute and with little thought put into them. That defeats the purpose of giving a gift, if you ask me! The Gift of the Magi would not have become a classic story had the husband and wife just swapped Starbucks gift cards and gone on with their lives, you know?
Here's the thing - I really, really, really want to start a garden and try composting. It's a big part of the reason why I wanted to move into a house. You know what you don't buy when you live in an apartment?
Shovels. Rakes. Pitchforks for turning compost. All kind of important to do what I want to do. Of course there will be other things I'll need, like soil and fertilizer and wood to make the beds. I also would kind of like to get a weed whacker to trim up the edges of stuff in both the front and back yards. This kind of stuff is a big investment, so a little bit of help in getting them would be awesome.
And that is what I want for Christmas this year. Totally boring, right? Well, there is one more thing...
Did you know that Goodwill has gift cards? :)