So, Black Friday is looming and that means I need to start thinking about Christmas and what gifts I’ll be buying. Cuz if I miss a deal on something I didn’t know I needed I’d be pretty upset! So, I’m making a list and checking it…twice and then discussing it with my husband. The following is a transcript of what I like to call the Great Christmas fight.
ME: I’m getting some great coupons in my inbox.
DH: It’s ridiculous. It gets worse every year! We are just not going to buy anyone anything! Christmas isn’t about presents! We buy them something they don’t need and they buy us something we don’t need! Ridiculous!
ME: We have this conversation every year. I LIKE giving gifts. You suck the joy out of Christmas you…you…joy sucker!
DH: We aren’t doing it.
ME: You say that every year too and yet Christmas comes and there are presents under the tree. Why do you bother to get worked up?
The only thing worse than the unneeded pressure my husband inflicts on the season is answering the dreaded “what do you want for Christmas” question. I NEVER have an answer. So, this year I was determined to be prepared!
DIL: What do you want for Xmas?
ME: A new Shark floor cleaner because my old one broke and a good saute’ pan!
DIL: That is so boring. What do want that is fun!?
ME: Sigh (so much for being prepared)…Let me think about it…
I’m terrible at this! I don’t shop except for this time of year. I can find things I like if I’m out there, but unless I see something…I can’t think of anything I need or want. Luckily for me, middle granddaughter was over to the house and heard me sighing and made a suggestion with potential.
GD: Isn’t there any Outlander stuff you want?
ME: (lighting up like the proverbial tree) Outlander? Yeah….Outlander… (now I’m rubbing my hands together like the Grinch) I LIKE Outlander!
So, I’m putting together an all Outlander all the time Christmas list.
MY OUTLANDER CHRISTMAS LIST
- A trip to Scotland with a tour of the Outlander studios (hey, go big or go home)
- signed first editions of all of the Outlander books
- a script signed by oh….everybody 🙂
- Tickets to the next premier (whenever that is)
- the official Caitriot plaid
- an Outlander Wedding ring, this one that combines the series and the books!
- A print by Frogirl@thenewredplaid or Elaine or…(there is a lot of really great stuff out there!)
- These cuz Pop.Lander is a whimsical genius who made me want to play with dolls
- And more hedgehogs cuz…well, just cuz one can never have too many 😉
Given that my children are not independently wealthy, I’m guessing I might have a fair shot at the last three and if #Outlander Starz would like to kick in a casting announcement that would just be the topper on my plaid themed Christmas!
Happy Holidays Outlander fanmily!
PS I thought of one more thing! At shirt designed by Terry that says “I spit on cute!” She knows why 😜!