Tomorrow is my birthday. As I've aged, I've found that I'm much more difficult to shower with presents. The things I want that are in a gift appropriate price range I've probably already gotten for myself (although I will always take hand dyed sockyarns.) The other things I want are not reasonable. After all, probably none of you have a fuel cell Dodge Dakota, extended bed (not a quad cab) with a sliding rear window, Rhino bedliner in the old body style (1999-2000) that you are planning to give me. Or maybe an antique squash blossom necklace. How about an antique concha belt?
Now that I'm sitting and thinking, I realized that through http://www.etsy.com/, I'm showering myself with gifts this year. I've been shopping over the past few days, and I'll be receiving several handpainted sock yarns and some Scrabble tiles that have been made into pendants. Oh well, you only turn 45 once, and I can't afford the present I really want. (Yeah, you know the one. It counteracts some of the affects of gravity. No, not the first face lift. It's a little lower.)
But the other thing I've done is made a donation to http://project-cat.blogspot.com/. Not a huge one, but every little bit helps when you've got a lot of vet expenses. (I've joked with my mother that sometimes all I want are giftcards to my vet's.)