Apparently, the list I left on the fridge entitled "My Christmas/Birthday List" has not made a strong enough statement.
So, because Hubby is a faithful reader of this blog (and not of notes left on fridges), here are the Top 10 Things I Want for Christmas this year. In no particular order:
1. A clean house. Yes, I want you to find the magic fairy, steal her wand and wave it over my domicile. Or get me a scoop shovel...
2. A milk cow. And seeing as dairy products are our #1 grocery expense, certainly spending at least $1000 will be a wise investment. Plus, there's room in the hoop-coop!
3. A pair of boots. Not Muck boots or galoshes, but the really cool stylish boots. Of course, that would require that I also receive calves that aren't the size of tree trunks...but on the other hand, you've said more than once you're glad you married a "sturdy" wife!
4. A Lonesome Dove marathon. Because nothing says the holidays like a cross country cattle drive. "'By God, Woodrow!" "Did you give that boy your name before you left Montana?" "No, but I gave him my horse and I set more stock in that horse than I do my name." Ahhhh, I could probably quote the greatest western of all time by heart (all due respect to Louis L'Amour, of course)
5. The complete boxed-set, collector's edition, ultimate fan CD package of Alabama, the Statler Brothers, and the Oak Ridge Boys greatest hits. I know it's hard to find because EVERYONE and their sister is going to want one. Well, I know MY sister and brother would want one...oom poppa oom pappa mow mow.
6. The M*A*S*H - Martinis and Medicine boxed set. Yup, the whole shebang. Hands down, my favorite TV show of all time. You can't beat Hawkeye, Hot Lips, Radar or Colonel Potter. Don't even try. I have it on good authority that it is still available on eBay. Start bidding.
(I must admit, I'm a bit distracted by the Statler Brothers marathon I've got going on YouTube. Jimmy Fortune can wail like no one else. Except for me in my car. Hubby dislikes them, how I wish I'd known THAT before the aisle-walking, and says that all their songs sound the same. And I say, if it ain't broke...I'm Atlanta Blue.)
7. To take a shower by myself. No one peeking in to see "who's in dere?" or wanting to join me. Just me and 40 gallons of hot water heaven.
8. A brown Christmas. Really, I wouldn't mind at'all! I would like a 6 foot drift of snow on my garlic and strawberry patches. But other than that, brown is beautiful!
9. To go back here. With you. And cake. (And the Statler Brothers.)
10. And if all the above should fall through, there's always THIS. (Not the one-piece snowsuit, I had that in 3rd grade. But I would take her calves, they're not as tree-trunky as mine...) I love you, Hubby!