Can i post my wishlist? I know the economy's suffering and all, and presents are not really happening, and it's kind of tacky to talk about what you like, but I still have moments where I see something and desire it. Take, for instance, the red union suit. And a fruit dehydrator, so that I can make dried apples during the winter, and at summer camp. And fabric and down to sew a summer sleeping bag, or to make an awesome rain skirt, or backpacking tarp. And a mini laptop. And a camera, or a digital camcorder, or a rice cooker. Some of these are rather large ticket items. Well, I like socks too. Socks are on the top of my list. And most socks aren't expensive.
Well, I like choosing and making presents for people just as much as I like getting them. So I will continue to plot, and we will see how well I choose. Generally I get one present per person, and don't distribute to a very long list of people. But each gift is generally several smaller interconnected gifts that all tie into some purpose. I think I was warped at a young age by the Alki Elementary Silent Auctions that were held in the gym. I have some very clear memories of the best best best auction items being huge themed baskets wrapped up in vividly colored cellophane.
In other news, I put down a deposit for the WFR class, which is exciting. I wonder if that will also re-cert on my CPR, or if I will have to take care of that in another way. I also fixed one of the many issues with my laptop, with the help of two tech people and two hours of trying weird things.