Monday, December 6, 2010

If you could have anything for christmas . . . bend time, fold space . . . eat cheesecake for a week

 Today I have a question:



If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, what would it be?

I mean, if space, time, money, good sense (laugh!), age, reality, et cetera, were not an issue, what would you want? Like "I'd want the planet Saturn in my living room!" or "I want George Clooney for just one hour - ONE measly hour is all I ask!" (teehee), or "The teddy bear I had as a child that was missing one eye and had the fur loved off - I can't find it anywhere and it means the world to me - wish I had it back (I really do)." Or, "To be able to eat as much cheesecake as I want for an entire week and not have any side effects, like weight gain or sugar coma." or "I want a new car/new wardrobe/new shoes/newshirt." Or "I just want a good christmas for my kids - I just need enough money to make it through until I find a job - I just want my mom/dad/sis/brother/friend to be okay . . ." or, I just want my stuff published/my book to be a best seller/my poetry/art/music to be appreciated . . ." -- Et Cetera!


What is your desire? Nothing is too frivolous and nothing too grand.


I could say I want my book(s) to be reviewed favorably by the New York Times and become a NYT bestseller - but really, right now, what I honestly would love is where I was last year at this time:


This is what I want . . . me, my son, lil boop last year at Christmas
But, since I said we could be frivolous - I'd also love to have lunch with Steve Martin and talk about writing and art. Or, be on the Oprah or Ellen show wearing a boa and black boots. Or, ride on Saturn's rings until I SEE - and what I SEE I can't know now because I'm not on Saturn's rings. There's so much more, but I could do this all day. Oh! To be able to be "magical" like they are on Christmas Specials and do something(s) wonderful for someone(s)!


PS....

Earlier in the year I'd wanted to do a writer's calendar and some of you sent me photos. It was part of a "challenge" I had - a contest Angie Gumbo Writer and I were doing. I'd said I'd do any challenge as long as I could take it to fruition, etc etc (that's how the Nekkid Book Reading came about, and Titus won the contest for that suggestion!). I want to let you writers know that I didn't just toss your photos and forget it, but, I never received twelve photos, and then time ran away from me and the idea never came to fruition. However, I am going to re-visit this - I think it'll be a fun idea to have a "Writer's Calendar" - or maybe a "blogger's calendar" or some kind of calendar--the idea was to make it to where any proceeds went to charity, and from there it all was just ideas. So, I'd like to keep this in mind-just wanted to post about it before I forgot again!



 



28 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

This is so easy for me! We're putting our house up for sale in March so that we can return to our hometown of Savannah GA. I'd wish that our house sells immediately, and at a fair price, and that we found exactly the place we want in Savannah, also at a fair price, and then, to top it off, I'd want to twitch my nose so that the move would be instantaneous!

Wouldn't that be grand?

Anita said...

I think if I could pick any one thing that I really, really want, it would be for my husband to quit smoking. I lost my grandfather to lung cancer from smoking and I don't want to lose a husband to it too. In fact it's all I've really asked for for christmas...well that a professional photograph of our little family.

demery bader-saye said...

I had the best week ever last week, so I don't want to get greedy :) BUT - I'd love for time to stand still for everyone else, like in a fairytale when everyone falls asleep and doesn't realize time is passing, and I would get a bag full of gold so that I could go away to some fabulous, wonderful spa and writing retreat in another country where I could read, write, sleep, watch movies, swim, sit in a hot tub, get massages, facials, rest, walk, sightsee & be alone until I was totally rejuvenated. I guess I'd have to let the chefs and spa people be awake so they could help me out! If my hubby and boys were in a magical sleep they wouldn't miss me and I wouldn't feel guilty about being away from them and spending all the gold without them. hee hee.

on a more serious note, i'd wish that someone close to me, who is in drug/alcohol rehab right now, would completely totally embrace the process and accept the gift of a brand new life that's being offered to her... praying this wish really does come true.

Chris Phillips said...

Realistic - I want courtsides to ksu basketball games

Unrealistic- I want my own castle filled with gold bricks.

Lori said...

If I could ask for anything my gut instinct would be to say I would want my husband to have a job doing something he loved and be paid for what he is worth because he is a very hard worker so that we could make ends meet and have enough left over so that we had things like health insurance and able to see my older kids more often and help more people. Then we could afford a house out in the country, raise our own animals, milk our own cow, have a bigger garden and a bigger house to take people in, if they needed a place to live for awhile.

The other thing that comes to my mind would be to have an entire week with just my husband, and children and their families. I would be in heaven.

Happy Monday and thank you again for being my angel. XX

Carolyn V. said...

I love your picture! So cute!!!

For Christmas I just want to spend quality time with my family. And be able to eat a ton of chocolate cookies without the repercussions. Hee hee hee.

MT said...

I keep alternating between saying something deep or something funny. But I think I'll go with this: You know that Christmas movie "It's a Wonderful Life" where George Bailey gets to see what the world would be like without him? That's what I'd like. I think everyone wants to know they make a difference. :)

lakeviewer said...

Not an easy question at all. I need nothing in my present state, but I do wish for my son to be pain-free.

Kerry said...

World peace? duh, I know, that's not an original answer, but this is actually a difficult question for me. Every year somebody asks me this and I can't think of anything better than "a new pair of smartwool socks."

CAROLDEE said...

If I had one wish and one only that would be permanent I would wish that my mother didn't have kidney failure and would live a good long life free from that. She truly has been brave through all her diaylsis etc but it would be a great wish for her not to have it at all. : )

Kelly Bryson said...

My whimsical wish- I wish my husband wasn't allergic to animals. Then when the outdoor kitty got inside, it wouldn't be an emergency.
I wish I had the money to do some landscaping, a level, unrocky spot of yard so the kids can set up a tent.
I wish that my friends that are trying to adopt would be chosen by a mom who wants her baby to have the kind of family/life that she can't provide.
And NYT bestseller and Oprah for my book. That almost goes without saying, right? Back to edits...
Merry Christmas!

Deb Shucka said...

The gifts of acceptance and surrender and faith.

Nina said...

Lots of answers come to mind, but the first one was this: I would spend Christmas in Plaquemine, Louisiana, where I always spent Christmas with family until I got a job in NC a few years ago that gives us only Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as holidays. No time to fly home. :-(

Susan R. Mills said...

I want a maid. That way I would have time to do all of the other things I want to do without feeling guilty that the house isn't clean or the laundry isn't done. Oh, and I definitely think you should revisit the calendar idea. It's a good one.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I am loving reading these!

Oh, I want some other stuff, too *laugh* -- while we're dreaming...

-For my dad to feel better
-For my best ever friend to find peace in a place I know she needs peace
-For some chocolate and not the dark chocolate I've been eating but something decadent and milky silky smooth! and to not worry about it going on my hips! :-D
-for a family I know to find that some christmas magic
-for no one to be cold or hungry at least at christmas
-for Sweetie to make a best seller list
-a pair of fuzzy socks
-a pretty gown that is both warm AND kind of sexy--can those be even real? *laugh*
-for my mom's rescue cats to find homes
-for little norah kathryn to always know how loved and special she is

this is fun :-D

T. Anne said...

George Clooney just for one hour? I'd need at least twelve. ;) (shh don't tell my husband). Also I want a contract. I'm really ready for that baby to pop up in my inbox. Is that too much to ask? Somedays it feels like it. *sigh*

Walker said...

I want nothing because i want everything and no one should have everything.......well...maybe Salma Hayek sticking her foot in my mouth and pouring bourbon down her leg...nah...see, I would want more so "NO", I want nothing.
Besides with my luck she would probably pour it down the wrong leg.

john bord said...

To want is for everything but contentment will be from nothing. What ever it may be it shall be.

To travel the space, walk the ocean's bottom, sail the seven seas, fly with the sun, walk the streets of slum ville, help others, indulge in fantasy's of flight, seek out others, explore the minds and thoughts of others, visit with Shakespeare, Talk to Aquinas and Augustine, visit Bethlehem, walk along the Nile, and seek out footprints that lead somewhere unknown.

To have it all is to have nothing yet it is everything under the light of Ole Sol. Venture forth with the first step.

Diane said...

Truly peace on earth and towards our fellow man.... starting with my family please! :O)

Titus said...

Well, yeah to the big stuff etc above but what I really, really want is for our stick insects to last forever. I know they're just spiky insects of limited play appeal, and have hooky-onto-you little legs (six of them)(each), but you do get very attached. Of our latest four, two are down and two to go - and as they were from the same batch, it won't be long.
Stickies Forever! That's what I want.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Kat ... love, peace, compassion, comfort and care .. for all in the world .. with loads of thoughtfulness and blessings wrapped around .. Thanks Hilary

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh, let's go with John Bord! I wanna visit with shakespeare and with Beethoven! (I actually said "Beeth Oven" in my head because of that movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure *LAUGHING!* - So- Crates, Beeth Oven ...laugh)

Author Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I'd like to have enough funds to quit my day job and take my family on a long journey to explore the world--I'd start with Scotland! I want free time to spend with family and explore without worrying about how to pay the expenses and bills.

Stacy Post said...

I feel very blessed with the opportunities I've been given this year. Realistic wish: I'm with Susan, and would love a maid, even if it was only once a month. Unrealistic wish: to travel back in time and tell my younger self, stop being so serious. Have more fun! (I'm still working on that.)

Happy Holidays, Kat!

Karen said...

Kathryn, I love that picture! I think I would like my kids and grandkids to be healthy, loved and safe for their lives.

But the cheesecake idea is reaaally tempting!

Terri Tiffany said...

I want us to have enough money to keep our home, find a job we adore and be surrounded by our good friends from up north!!

Marguerite said...

Well, while we're dreaming, I'd like to be on a sunny Carribean island for Christmas sipping an exotic drink, snorkeling, and enjoying the beach!

jeannette said...

Oh I have so many "wants", but on top of the list is to have an agent to set up the business for my paintings and prints. This person needs to be rich him- or herself, because I can't pay this person till the business makes money, LOL