Back in December, the beautiful Jess from EssentiallyJess invited me to share my Christmas wishlist.
I’d done so the year before, asking for what I thought were ridiculously outrageous things, only to have the whole list delivered. (Or as close to delivered as was actually possible, given the non-existence of cleaning fairies and wonder-ointment Cankles BeGone.)
So I did it again. I wrote a Christmas wishlist, and posted it on the blog. I went even crazier than the year before, asking for things like chocolate broccoli and renovation completion.
And here’s how it’s all going so far.
I am SO happy to give this item a big fat tick. Mitchell now sleeps through the night (thanks in no small part to the April shoulder injury that meant I couldn’t actually hold him – oh, the mother guilt!) and settles quite quickly for his daily naps too. Of which he still has two.
Now to get my writing and blogging happening at sleep-friendly hours instead of waiting until the kids are in bed.
2. Renovation completion
Bar-boom. Not yet. We’re a few steps closer – we’ve had a landscaper out to look at the yard, and our next-door neighbours finally approved the construction of a garage on the property border. But we’re still awaiting actual construction of said garage, and my backyard still looks something like this (but with less sunlight, more straggly weedy growth and more stray cats setting up permanent residence):
3. A personal hairdresser, make-up artist and stylist
Another bar-boom. Either this year is not going as well as last year was, or I was a tad unrealistic with my wishes. Probably the latter.
Unfortunately, no-one has offered me their services for free, and I haven’t won Tattslotto (thanks to the old adage that you’ve got to be in it to win it), so this hasn’t happened. But I do have some fancy schmancy salon shampoo and conditioner now, and I can’t believe the difference it has made to doing my hair in the morning. Less time needed to dry my hair. Less frizz when I’m done. Less hassle. Dagnammit, the hairdressers were right all along!
4. Broccoli that tastes like chocolate
Not so surprisingly, I haven’t found this. But my favourite chocolate flavour is peppermint. Which is green, like broccoli. Same-same.
How clever of me to include this twice! Santa obviously honed in on this one, ignoring the others, figuring it was better to nail this and get two ticks, than miss them all and get none.
You’re a clever man, Santa. But please tell me you’re working on the others. Please.
What was on your Christmas wishlist? Did your wishes come true?