And, I'm sure there are some who didn't get what they wanted for Christmas. Now is the time to start letting people know. They could probably get a real good buy on it, in the coming days, and can store it away until next year.
However, if they're anything like me, they'll forget they bought it or put it somewhere where they'll "remember where it is," and then forget that, too!
Just yesterday, I was lugging stuff out of the closet to put under the tree. I came across a shirt I bought for one of the boys last year and had forgotten that I'd hidden it there. One on hand, it's not good that I put things away that show up a year later; on the other hand, one of the boys scored another gift!
I have put things away several times to deliver as future gifts, in a place "where I know I will find them" and then can't. I'm thinking I could put the words "forget" and "gift" together and come up with a new word for this repetitive activity of mine, and what I believe many others do, "Forgifted." As in, I'm buying this and putting it away "forgifted." When you run the words together, it means that you will put it away to give to someone as a gift, forget about it, and then it will show up at the wrong future date for the same reason, a gift to give later than intended! And, pressure's off...no late deliveries, just "forgifted."
Maybe that's what Santa did with my sidewalk! He didn't bring me one this year, but I did get some Scotch to hold me over until I find it.
Got a few other things I needed and wanted, so it's all good.
I'll put the sidewalk back on my list for next year. Better yet, with the New Year coming up, maybe I need to put an action word with it, make it a resolution, and "find a sidewalk!"
There's a thought!
But then, if I work on it and Santa all ready has it, but he "forgifted" it, then I may end with two sidewalks at some point! I can't think about that right now.
Christmas is coming and I have to start getting ready!
In the meantime, until next Christmas and the possibility of a bailout for each and every one of from this economy, my song from our Christmas newsletter this year:
*Sung to the tune of We Need a Little Christmas Now
Spend all the money, put up the tree before my stocks fall again.
Fill up the gas tank. We may be rushing things but
Gonna get our bailout dough.
For we can have a little Christmas, each and every minute,
Brand new thermal windows, expensive restaurant dinners.
Yes, we’ll have a little Christmas, each and every minute.
The Feds say cash is coming, don’t worry,
But Santa, dear, we‘re in a hurry.
So, we’ll reline the chimney, pick up the brightest string
Of pearls we’ve every seen.
Spread out the windfall, it’s time we bought some land
On the other side of the state.
For we’ve grown a little smarter, seen our credit smolder,
Ready now to barter, and find that as we’re older.
And have a bailout angel, we’ll heft cash on our shoulder
And have a little Christmas now,
And we’ll take our bailout money, and buy a little laughter,
And we’ll be shouting and singing, up and through the rafter,
And we’ll get a little crazy
Happy for a soon to come
No-payback-bailout Christmas now!