Thursday, October 16, 2008


Good morning Friends and World!

We had 26mm of rain last night in a lovely heavy rainstorm. The water tanks have refilled and the garden is looking fresh and happy. Everything has a clean fresh feel to it.

Today I am having my hair trimmed, have a few groceries to buy and some photos to print. I have also been updating my Christmas present shopping list and realised that I am well on the way. Have a few great ideas for some people and absolutely no idea what to buy others. This is always the time of the year that I start to get frustrated as I search for the perfect gift for each person on my list. I often wish that we could just send Santa the name and he would know what that person wanted and needed!

I have realised over the years that I am not a great gift-giver. I am not sure why? Sometimes I am totally stumped what to give someone, because I feel I don't know them well enough! I know some people who give amazing gifts! When you see a parcel or gift from them you open it with excitement and anticipation, because you know that they have sent you something that is just perfect. I love the gifts that are handmade, they come with all the love and creation and time that the person has given to them. They are just special.

I think that people who give wonderful gifts are those people who really take the time to look and learn about the friends and family in their life. It is not the monetary value of the gift, but instead the value of their love and thoughts.

With Christmas just 10 weeks away today - I wonder how everyone looks at their Christmas shopping? Is it a chore that you have to force yourself to complete? Do you fight the Christmas crowds, muttering and cursing? Or are you like me and try and get it all completed early enough so that it is over before the rush starts?

Time to end today's musings, a bit random, but my thoughts are jumbled today.
Hope you all have a happy day, a day fill of peace and success.



Michelle said...

I find Christmas always arrives sooner than expected! So, even though I plan ahead, it seems life gets so much busier the closer December 25 comes. I've started preparations ...

Mom said...

Now you know what your Mother wants you to come out shopping with her one of these days, and of course then have a nice brekkie together. The older I get the more I struggle to know what to buy family.

sandra andrews said...

We're looking forward to a white Christmas in SLC. Christmas dinner with old friends and many other cath-ups with other friends. We're staying in a 2 bedroom apartment and I'm planning on decorating and buying a small tree (probably a real one) to enjoy the Xmas spirit. We're starting to get excited! Let it snow, let it snow, let snow!