Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My letter

Dear Santa,

I know it's been a while since you've heard from me, please don't count that as ungratefulness. You've done a fantastic job the past few years. I just thought I'd drop you a line and let you know that there are probably a few things up there in your workshop that I could use this year.

The first is a pretty lamp for my nightstand. I know it's not a necessity (let's be honest, none of this really is), but it would be so great not have to crawl out of bed after I read to turn out the light. I mean, once you're down in cozy, it's just not desireable at all to have to shimmy out of the warmth. I'm sure you understand. If I'm cold in Phoenix, I can only imagine the level of chill you're dealing with up there.

Next is a new crockpot. Yes, sad but true, this is what my life has become. I actually have one that works great, but it's the tall variety, not the wide, and well, when one is occasionally feeding the masses, the wide kind has it's advantages. Just ask Mrs. Clause, she'll understand.

Another something that your elves are capable of is a pair of the jeans I tried on in Newport with my sisters. The ones that made me feel like a million bucks? Yep, those are the ones. Let me just let you in on a little secret that will help you understand when girls like me ask for riculously priced denim. Once your backside has worn jeans that flatter it to no end, there is simply no going back, say to Gap jeans. No offense to Gap, or any other retailer for that matter, but quality denim is something special, Santa. Once your butt and thighs have been spoiled in fine jeanery all else looks and feels much too frumpy, and that can be a big deal to a mama of three.

There are a few other things on my longterm wishlist, but if you've got room in your sleigh... Cooper's bedroom needs furniture. It may seem like this should be on Coop's list, but he doesn't care, only I do. A new stand for under our TV would be fantastic and I'm gonna have to trust your judgement on this one because I can not, for the life of me, find one I really like. Just have your elves make the one right here in my head. See, it's good. Oh, and running tights. I've been fairly consistent lately and my sad sorry one pair of running pants are begging to be replaced.

I think that's it. Well, there's one more thing, but it's kinda asking a lot... aw heck, you're magic, you can handle it. I think there's another baby that's supposed to come live here. I'm not sure how or when or who, but if you've got any further insight on that one, feel free to make it happen. Ok, that's it now, for real. I really don't need a lot, I'm pretty darn content these days. Thanks for bringing us stuff every year, I'm sure my kids will realize how cool you are as they get older. There will of course be cookies waiting here for you... as always.

Sincerely,
Amberly

8 comments:

JessK said...

Tell Santa to look at Crate and Barrel for TV stands. I got a nice one there that actually looks like furniture, not those monstrous things you see elsewhere.

The Silly Witch said...

The list in my head looks a lot like yours. ...but I feel ungrateful writing because I just got a new car. I loved reading this letter, and I think you should save it forever.

brenda said...

So, i just saw this on the news. http://www.abc15.com/content/news/smartshopper/story.aspx?content_id=6d9b9ebf-920e-401a-aca0-c62c28d223b1 I bet you could find a a crockpot there :)

eryka said...

ooo good jeans. I'm so with you on that one. I love the list.

Lindsay said...

love it--you've got such a fun writing skill--i enjoy reading your posts. thanks for meeting today, despite the chaos. lindsay

kari said...

Oh my heck I want a new crockpot too! That's on my list!!! Funny. Loved the list. Maybe I'll do one, too.

321forme said...

The year I asked Santa for a baby we got twins the next summer! You go girl! Come to think of it, I think I did the same for Zoe. :-)

Kari Ann said...

It's nice to hear that you actually use your crock pot. I was never able to produce anything worth eating from ours, so it didn't make the moving cut. It reminds me of when D put me on Cookie probation. Do you remember that?