In case you had missed it, it’s the 10th of December! Only 15 sleeps till Christmas!
Which means two things.
- A few items of housekeeping.
- The annual Christmas list!
First things first:
I’ve finally got a newsletter out, so make sure you sign up to receive the latest info. Don’t stress about me flooding your inbox. The last one I published was July. 🙂
Seeing as IBOT falls on Christmas Eve this year, #teamIBOT and I have decided to cancel the link up for that day. As much as we love reading all your posts, we love our families more and are sure you all feel the same. Instead of having the pressure to create new content, and visit everyone else, we thought we would just call it off instead.
IBOT will resume on the 31st of December to see 2013 out, and in a one time only offer, I’m breaking the rules and saying you can link an old post! Feel free to link your fave post of the year, or possibly a wrap-up of all your best work for us to peruse. Sound good? 🙂
Now the fun stuff.
Every year, we get to play a little blogging game at Christmas called ‘Dear Santa,’ where you get to ask for whatever you like for Christmas, in the hopes that Santa (or perhaps a well-meaning partner ;)) will hear your plea and grant all your wishes. A bit of fun, to wrap up the year is always welcome.
So here goes.
I know you’re not real. Sorry if that’s new to you, but my mum told so, and she’s usually right about that kind of stuff. I also know that Christmas isn’t about all the stuff you get, but what you can give (kind of like love), but having said that, I do have a list for you of sorts, and if, by chance you feel the need to prove your existence, here’s a great place to start.
1. An unlimited reserve of blog post ideas, that occur simultaneously with the time to write them.
I cannot tell you how many times I get inspiration at the wrong moment, or when I do get a free minute to write, there are no ideas. I really think there should be a much better system for the whole ideas/time scenario. Can you work on that please?
2.The cleaning fairy.
So it turns out, she doesn’t exist either. Much like yourself. This disturbs me even more than your lack of corporeality. But it got me thinking, if, by chance, you are reading this from the North Pole (cause I can only assume you subscribe to my blog), you could make her. I mean, think about it: You have all these elves that you created who run around making gifts for all the good boys and girls, but what about the good mummy’s and daddy’s, Santa? We need help too. And a cleaning fairy would be just the ticket!
Might also help with that blog writing time problem. #justsaying.
Look I know it’s frivolous, but come on! How hard is it to get the last four or five to hit the 1K mark? Even with the Capitol conspiring against me, I would think my sparkling wit, spectacular content and humours auto correct faux pas would make me a virtual timeline gold mine for people! And have I mentioned my humble demeanour? 😉
If you liked Santa, and also Mrs Claus, the Easter Bunny, the newly made Cleaning Fairy and the Tooth Fairy, I’d be at 1000 right now. And I know you want to like me. Who wouldn’t? 😉
4. A new house.
I’ll admit, I don’t mind our house. It has its flaws, but fits the requirements of roof over our heads and air conditioning which pleases me greatly. But if I’m being honest, I would love a little more space. A bedroom where I’m not tripping over the edge of the bed constantly would be great, as would a second bathroom. Think about it Santa? How would you feel if every morning as you did your business, the Elves were invading your space to brush their teeth, wash their hands and basically tell them everything Rudolph and the others have been up to?
5. Perfect Hair.
Ok this is entirely shallow, but how great would it be? The other day my fringe amazingly arranged itself perfectly, and I spent a great many moments glancing at my reflection, admiring the brilliance of my hair.
Sadly, it was a once off, but I dream of a world where it’s possible to wake up with perfect hair every day. Can’t you just see it?
I know it’s supposed to be five items, and let’s face it, as an imaginary fat man in a red suit, you have no power to do anything worthwhile, and this is a list full of frivolousness to the extreme, but I’m adding another. See for me Santa, the real meaning of Christmas comes in the form of a tiny baby arriving for humanity’s freedom from the oppression of our own imperfections. And last week our world lost a man who had fought for the liberation of many of those who were held in bondage by the prejudice and decisions of others. And there are still 21 million slaves in our modern day world, not to mention those of us who are held captive by our own negative thought patterns.
So if I could ask for anything this Christmas, it would be freedom. That we would all seek to not only be free, but liberate those around us, and those who cannot save themselves. I think that would be the best Christmas present of all.
And in in the spirit of Christmas, and a way to liberate those who have no blog inspiration, I’m tagging these fine bloggers to share their Christmas lists:
What do you want for Christmas?