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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dear Santa,

I was chuffed to be tagged for My Christmas List by Always Josefa (and then a little alarmed as I'm racing against the clock this week, having over committed myself to too many things) so I pondered through the night and I realised I don't need anything but like the Hatter, there is a relationship I need to repair, and that is with time.

"If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, 'you wouldn't talk about wasting it. It's him...I dare say you never spoke to Time!...Now if you keep on good terms with him, he'd do almost anything you liked with the clock....you could keep it to half-past one as long as you liked."

So Santa, what I need is more time.

1. Time to see all the wonders of the world, the lava fall into the ocean in Hawaii, the Pyramids, Antarctica in all it's glory, the craziness of Vegas, the animals of the Galapagos Islands and everything else I've yet to lay eyes on.

2. Time to understand all the marvels of science. I was never very interested in science at school, and now as I realise how little I know, I find I'm the one asking the questions at the Observatory, or pausing in fascination at the Powerhouse. I'd like to truly know it all, not to show off but because every new fact is such an intriguing joy of discovery.

3. Time to enjoy with my friends. We rush from social event  to social event, and it becomes tiring - the looming dinner impinges on the leisurely lunch. The pressure to see people takes away from the pleasure of actually seeing them. I want to fit everyone in more frequently, and being able to enjoy it at the time.

4. Time with my children. They are getting busier, so our time together when the outside world isn't breaking in is getting less and less. I want time to engage and play with them, without thinking about the washing or the next place we have to be or the other people I need to be talking to. I just want to enjoy being with them, and the people they're becoming.

5. Time to get stuff done, and done well. I am falling apart in the multitasking dept, and I feel like the mouse in the spinning wheel, getting nowhere. I am racing through a 'to do' list but nothing seems to get done. I want time to get it all done and feel organised in the process.

Now I have not been a good girl this year, so I am assuming Santa won't be bringing me anything on my list. I have, however, got my own pressie (never one to be disappointed) and am wearing it as I type...something I'm trying to work on.

Perhaps what I should ask for is help with my unhealthy obsession with Ron Swanson (it's his saying from Parks and Recreation)? That's even weird for me.

So Santa, see what you can do, or I will continue to try to follow my mantra from the genius of the Phantom Toll-Booth: "Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life. "

PS As I got that shirt last year, I've sneakily updated my gift to myself to be a pair of roller skates - my 5 year old is also getting a pair from Santa so we will skate everywhere, like Rollergirl but without the porno connotations and with clothes on (for those old enough to remember Boogie Nights - that movie is now 16 years old!! Seriously! I am aging in hyperdrive!) Actually, Santa, while I'm asking, chuck in a few extra years - it would be great not to be so old.

What's on your Christmas list?

Linking up this old post with #ChristmasLinkUp because sadly not a lot has changed. Or maybe I should be glad I still feel this way?.  Head over and link u your Christmas posts every Friday from now until Xmas...

27 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved this!
    I can relate to every single wish
    I thought 3 was my favourite, until I read 4 and 5
    Hope Santa takes a minute to catch up on his blog reading this week - lots of wishes out there
    xx

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    1. Fingers crossed...but I doubt it. I did write 3 Xmas cards today...then ran out of time!9

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  2. I love Ron Swanson too!

    Excellent post, I could definitely do with the gift of time as well!

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    1. I keep quoting him and people just look at me blankly...LOVE Ron Swanson!!

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  3. Oh yes I could use more time too!
    I'm also wondering what naughty things you have done this year! ;)

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    1. Too many to mention but no doubt will come to print here at some point!

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  4. Time. That is such a good call! Great list :)

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    1. There was more but ran out of time...

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  5. I love this post - especially the t-shirt. So true :-)

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    1. Love my new tee! Just need to stick to it...

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  6. Time! Great wish. That tee is funny, and true!

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    1. Truth is funnier than fiction...wait, that's not it...

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  7. That's a great t-shirt!! hahahahaha. Yes, that will be my mantra for 2013. LOL.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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    1. My new mantra but not so good at sticking to it yet

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  8. Cool list! Every night I wish for more time in the day. Point number 5: I feel the same. Never seem to get anything to completion, have a million things started but never get one done.

    V.

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  9. Ah, to have the ultimate gift of time. Wouldn't that be lovely?! Gorgeous post x

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  10. Glad you wrote that - I was little unsure if it was poor form posting it on your fybf. So I can breath a small sigh of relief!

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  11. Thanks for tagging me - sorry it has taken me a while to find it - I have been on a break from most things internet related !!
    I am back again (for now) so will look at this for my next post.
    Have the best day !
    Me

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  12. How wonderful it would be to have the time for all of these....I hope the big man delivers :)
    Becc via #ibot

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  13. Time is the most incredible of all things to wish for- your list is awesome :) Thanks for linking up there are not words for how much I appreciate it.

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  14. I love that quote and what a magnificent list :)

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  15. That tee is precious!
    What a fab list!

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  16. Loving that list and that shirt!

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  17. Oh wouldn't some extra time be awesome. Time always seems to be going so fast. I really need to enjoy my kids without worrying about what else I need to be doing, something to work on in the new year :)

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  18. I think my Santa letter would be the same as yours! And that T shirt is pure gold! I actually don't want any things per se, but in light of current news, is world peace and harmony too much to ask for? I believe in you Santa, as Barack would say, yes, you can!

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