And in my home life I've noticed the crease in my mothers forehead that she always gets when the holidays arrive. That stressed out 'what am I getting people for gifts' line. I provided her with a list of stuff I'd love for Christmas and every item on the list is a book title.
Call me a bookworm, I don't care.
But really, every year as I get older I don't want very much. I could sure go for some new clothes, I need new sweaters to last me through the cold wintery weather, but I hate having people buy me clothes because I am too long of a person to just fit into any such size. I need to actually try on all of my clothing before buying it (this makes online shopping impossible). What else could I use? $25,000 so I can pay off all my student loans? Well I don't suspect I'll be getting that wrapped up in a box. But really, what do I need? Nothing really. Just stuff to spoil and educate myself with... like books. Oh, and these owl bookends I discovered- but I'll be buying those for myself. Otherwise, I don't need anything.
So that leaves me wondering... what do you all want for your holiday gifts? I do mean gifts, not peace on earth- that goes without being said. What are you asking your loved ones to hand you this holiday season?
And as a public service announcement: Please be nice to your cashiers during this holiday season. We're people too and we hurt a little when you're mean to us.