Pieces of Me

My Christmas List

There was a time when thoughts of my Christmas List conjured images of blue boxes with white ribbons, monogrammed handbags and shiny little things to hang from my ears. Now, my Christmas List is often for sleep and a long deserved rest, in the sun, away from the year that has been. Today I am playing along with the fun of Essentially Jess and her Christmas List. So, if I was sitting on Santa’s knee, here are the five things that I would ask for.

One. New pillows please. Our pillows are as old as the house and as old as our marriage. They need to go. Sleep is truly treasured; I no longer can have it spoiled by lumpy old pillows.

Two. Patience. Mostly, I need that patience for myself. Please Santa, bring me the magic potion that stops me being so hard on myself. Stops the never ending ‘need’ to be doing something all-the-time and then feeling guilty when I’m not.

Three. Twelve date nights. Real date nights. No kids. Restaurants, drinks, maybe even a little dancing. Nights where I get to wear a dress, put on makeup, feel special and not talk about work or the kids. Twelve nights – one for each month of the year – where we can relive a little youth and ignite a little spark in our marriage.


Four. The ebb and flow of words. Please Santa, keep the writer’s block away. Like a funnel capped into the eaves of our house, keep the words flowing in. So I can keep writing. Keep breathing the words that have gained such a new meaning.

wooden blocks

Five. The last one is extravagant – but this is Santa –so anything goes. A golden ticket. Not the kind from Charlie and the Chocolate factory. A Qantas golden ticket. An open ended airline ticket to fly myself and our family – anywhere anytime for one whole year.

golden ticket

Six. There is one more thing I would ask for and this one is not for me. To wish for something for someone else, especially those I love, please Santa bring them all good health. Nothing more and nothing less. The past few weeks have shown me that our health, both physical and mental, should never be taken for granted. So Santa, magic band-aids please. So that everyone can be healthy – always.

Now in the Spirit of Christmas, I pass the mistletoe onto five more bloggers, whose Christmas wish I would love to see. Don’t be a Grinch, share your wishes and tag five more.

1. Stories and Scribbles

2. Where the Wild Things Were

3. Just One More Chapter

4. Bub Sweat and Tears

5. Mrs BC’s House of Chaos

If you were sitting on Santa’s knee, what would you ask for?

  • LydiaCLee

    Will have a think and hopefully be on it tomorrow! I’d like a golden ticket and expanding hotel room…

  • Enid Bite’Em

    Hi Josefa … thanks for the tag 🙂 … but I’ve been tagged by Mumabulous as well (so you’re welcome to pass the baton to someone else if you want to) … and Amen about the Writer’s Block 🙂

    • thank you! a new person has been added! still look forward to reading your list xx

  • Just One More Chapter

    Thanks for the tag, I’ll get my post up as soon as I can!

  • Oh I like the writing one, and the golden ticket! Loving reading all these lists. So much thought put into them xx

  • Catherine RodieBlagg

    I’d love a golden ticket, but better yet, I asked Santa for the Tardis – all of time and space.. that’s not too greedy is it? 🙂

  • I’d ask for most of those things too – except the pillows I replaced them a few months ago 🙂

  • Emily

    My wish list is very similar, but an addition is wishing all my mumma friends who don’t have their mums alive could have them back for just one day, so they could show off their children to them. Sadly I have too many friends without their precious mum in their lives.

  • Rita

    I wish you Santa will grant your wishes. I must admit a golden ticket would be great!!!

  • Oooh, can I steal the 12 date nights? We manage a few, but really need to stick to the goal of 12…..they are a MUST!
    Becc via #FYBF

  • Loree

    Well, I concur on all your wishes (except for pillows because I love mine a lot 😉 ) I will play along soon, I promise. I just need to get my shopping donw 🙁

  • Loree

    I meant concur with. I really should be getting to bed …

  • I love your list – especially the wish for patience. I’ve forgotten how to do that one lately. I need a little outside help methinks 🙂

  • Kevin

    Well done – great list. I’m kicking myself for not thinking of the golden ticket, but then again with a (nearly) new born and a <3 year old, would I be able to use it?

  • Sophie Allen

    Golden ticket is a great wish! That would be great, except, maybe a teacher to travel along so I don;t have to worry about school terms.

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    Oh, I need lots more patience too. And you can’t beat a golden ticket! I’ve actually tagged you as Sunshine Blogger for positivity and inspiration – feel free to think about other bloggers that may have inspired you too and pass the award on.

  • Deb_BrightandPrecious

    What a great list. I can relate to patience… and yes, I want the golden ticket too!

  • Alicia-OneMotherHen

    I would love new pillows too(now why didn’t I think of that). A golden ticket would be fantastic, there are so many friends I want to see and hug, especially at this time of year. How I would love a box of magic bandaids, it would be like in real life, I’d hand them out for everyone, but when I need one there are none left, and I would be ok with that 🙂

  • Such a wonderful list! My wish is simple. A happy, healthy and productive 2013. I know it sounds cliched, but really that is all I want. xx

  • Grace

    I love the idea of 12 date nights. That means at least once a month you get to spend time with your beloved. Hope all your wishes come true, Josefa! x

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