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Thread: What do you want?

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    Ok, the question keeps coming to me....What do you want for Christmas?
    My reply...nothing, I have everything I want/need at the moment, except that one way ticket OFF this island!
    Sure, there are things I would love to have..long arm, EQ6 or the latest one, but do I need them for Christmas? No. I can wait until we are back to the states to get them.
    I'm driving my family nuts with my answer. Plus the fact, I'm not going to be here for Christmas with them, will be with the oldest and HOPEFULLY the NEW GRANDBABIES!!!

    So, what do you all want?

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    I am in the same thinking boat as you!:)Only I am in the states:)Dh and I have decided that the money we would spend on ourselves we are spending to help others since so many around us are having a difficult time. I'd rather buy kid toys to bring a smile then to add to a pile I already have a good hump in:)There is always Valentine's Day to have a list for:)Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    I am in the same thinking boat as you!:)Only I am in the states:)Dh and I have decided that the money we would spend on ourselves we are spending to help others since so many around us are having a difficult time. I'd rather buy kid toys to bring a smile then to add to a pile I already have a good hump in:)There is always Valentine's Day to have a list for:)Skeat
    We always grab names off of the Angel Tree at church. Usually about 5 or 6 names. I have fun shopping for those. :)
    Holidays are also the time I do a HUGE cleaning of my pantry. You wouldn't believe everything that gets tossed in the back of the pantry that you have (not expired) and you have no clue WHEN you are going to use these things. I box those items up and they go to the local shelters and get passed out with the food boxes and such.
    I also clean out my towels and the old ones go to the Humane Society.
    There are TONS of organizations here that are just begging for money. Being involved with the group I am in, I sat in on the last meeting to help dispurse over $17,000. Not an easy thing to do when there are tons of people wanting your money. We always try to give to those that aren't subsidized by the gov't. A good portion of the money we made at the craft fair (admission fee and bake sale)...that money was donated to Operation Christmas Drop. In the past, ALL the money was donated to them, but this year, we decided to give them just a portion so we could help out more of the charities on island.

    Valentine's Day? Well, that's easy...same thing I want for Christmas! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    I am in the same thinking boat as you!:)Only I am in the states:)Dh and I have decided that the money we would spend on ourselves we are spending to help others since so many around us are having a difficult time. I'd rather buy kid toys to bring a smile then to add to a pile I already have a good hump in:)There is always Valentine's Day to have a list for:)Skeat
    I'm thinking the same as you. I have a nice place now to call HOME. What else could I want? Nothing really. :D

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    Terri, thanks for asking what I want for Christmas -- no one else has..... :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Terri, thanks for asking what I want for Christmas -- no one else has..... :?
    Joyce....would you like Santa to bring you a nice shiney sewing machine with all the fabric you could ever want? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Terri, thanks for asking what I want for Christmas -- no one else has..... :?
    Joyce....would you like Santa to bring you a nice shiney sewing machine with all the fabric you could ever want? :)

    Hey, that's a nice idea!! :D :D :D :D


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    I'll sign your name to the Dear Santa Letter I am sending. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I'll sign your name to the Dear Santa Letter I am sending. :)
    Thanks!! :D :D

    I'm willing to share with you! :D


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    I like the question and the answers. I do not want any THING! I have no where to go with more STUFF!. I just want inspration on how to sort what I DO have into what I need to keep and what I need to donate!

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    See, when you're a Baaaa-Humbug, nobody asks that question. As Martha would say: and that's a good thing.

    Hope you get your ticket. :lol:

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    Like you I have no idea, except for a yankee candle. My kids can't figure it out and I keep telling them that I have what I have. I'm giving to those who are in need and I asked them to do the same.

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    I want my husband to have a new job. Some place else.

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    What I want is to see my GS I missed him on Halloween because we were both sick.

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    Last year when this was asked I said I wanted to be pain free and I almost am, so this year I will be happy with nothing!!!

    Or maybe that my new kitchen will be done by Christmas - cabinets not even arriving until the week of Dec. 14th, so it will be close!

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    Terri you are right on getting the best of Christmas presents...those little bundles that come unwrapped will be so much fun wrapping up in YOUR gifts :D :D :D

    I am feeling the same as most of you....I truly have all that I need, and would prefer that my kids and family focus on the little ones this year. Times are so tough for everyone, it breaks my heart thinking about how many are doing without the necessities!!! I usually pick a few names off of the local trees and shop for those little ones :wink:

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    I would like my second born to have an income. I am very grateful that his health is relatively good now.

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    There actually are a few things that I want for Christmas. Nothing big and nothing I couldn't go out and buy for myself, but my family would appreciate some ideas . . . I'm making a list of quilting books I'd like to have (that I've heard about here). Also some gardening gloves and a digital picture keychain. I went ahead and bought a 1/4" presser foot 'cause I need it.

    We have also been blessed with a wonderfuly family, adequate home and income, so we share with those less fortunate and give to charities throughout the year, and especially at Christmas time.

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    I can think of several things that I need for this "new again" hobby of quilting...but I'd sure rather for my children to get settled with jobs, homes, etc. , I can build a stash piece by piece...and pick up the other things I'd like to have as time goes by...but not if I have to keep bailing them out of financial problems!

    If I was to dream REALLY BIG....I'd want to move to the Ozarks and make a home there...as a stay at home wife! ~sigh~


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    Oh I could make a really really long list of "wants" but things that my family and I need are so much more important. we will probably just buy for our kids and maybe somethiing small for eachother. But you know what I would like .............Christmas cards!! no one sends them anymore :cry: isn't that just sad, I remember when I was little we would hang them over the archway that entered into the living room. now I think the only x-mas cards we get are from the BILLS, like car insurance, etc.!! :lol: :lol: This small gesture from family would be so nice considering all the money troubles that everyone is going through. :mrgreen:

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    I want Nintendo DSiLL, that is very newly put on sale here. That is a BIG version of Nintendo DS and would not kill my eyes.
    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/dsiLL/index.html#/size/
    Somebody please email my Santa about this info.

    panda

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    A RV travel trailer so my pets andI can travel and not have to stay in raunchy motels that allow pets. A wi w/ wi fit game and nic TV to go with it. Not sure who will get it for me other than myself. Just wishing :!:

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    Quiltnut4ever,

    So what scent of Yankee Candles? My favorite is the Harvest candle from them. Next, hmmm, probably McIntosh. Just love their candles.

    Don't need anything for Christmas 'cept what I'm already getting-our son will be here for Thanksgiving for the first time in 7 years and possibly here Christmas.

    I'd like to have many things, ie: furniture re-upholstered, ceiling redone, floors re-done so they aren't squishy, you get the picture. Master bathroom taken out of the 70's and updated.


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    I really don't need anything. We get for our G-kids and several charities at Christmas time. DH already got me the DJ software, rulers and fabric and that's all I wanted. We are so blessed with a healthy family that all have nice homes and jobs, what more could anyone want!!

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    To spend Christmas with my family and watch them open the gifts and have a nice meal afterwards.

    I always ask for the same thing each year and that is absolutely nothing but what I stated above. That is all that I will ever want.

    Billy

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