In shamelessly stealing from Ms.G and C2, I'm doing this blog post in honor of a fine Maneater tradition. Although I was only a groupie, and not a staff member, I fondly recall the wacky notes that they'd use to fill out the ad columns around Christmas.
In that spirit --
I know I've been incredibly whiny this year, but I've tried to be patient and good whenever possible. Give me bonus points for not actually ripping several peoples' heads off during long meetings this year, even when they deserved it.
My list, to wit:
* A lovely new silver MacBookPro to call my own, complete with decent audio editing software (Garage Band is good, not great).
* A new freelance website. My husband says he'll build one, but he never has time.
* Clients. Lots of them. Well-paying clients.
* The Registrar's Office to not mess with my classes so that I can earn my graduate degree in Dec. 08.
* Patience. I know I ask for this every year, but I need more. A lot more.
* V.Sattui reds. Cases of them. Greg Norman Cab Sav will do as well. Preferably 2002.
* A new school board that understands the wonder and great possibilities within my kids' school. They are on the warpath again to shut it down, and I'm tired of this battle. It would be a tragedy for it to be shut down, and I need you to help them see that.
* More time for my husband.
* Better jobs for both of us. Ones that don't drive us crazy, require us to care about school closings other than the ones our kids attend, and ones that pay well.
* My husband could really use some free time. And help him to find a hobby. He needs to remember how to play.
* A Wii. And hopefully, said Wii will help us get off the couch and move more.
* Unlimited clothing and shoe money. Ann Taylor Loft and Target could really, really, really use an economic boost, don'tcha think?
* A handyman. We really need to finish a zillion projects around the house, and neither of us have time or skills to do it. At the very least, could I get someone to paint the ceilings and the living room in my house?
* Healthy kids. Thank you for that gift this year. I'd like it again next year.