Somehow, I think I should be more excited. Maybe my lack of eagerness comes from the fact that, with only seven days left until Christmas, I have officially bought zero Christmas presents. Now mostly this is because I am tight on the funds and waiting for Friday's pay cheque (boo for getting paid every other week), but also this is because I never know what to buy people. I'm the type of person who reallly reallly hopes to find that *perfect* gift for everyone on my list. But somehow, every year, I seem to disappoint someone. (i.e. - the year I bought my Dad the VengaBoys CD, or the year I bought the Guiness World of Book Records for my secret santa. Thank God it was secret).
In an attempt to make this Christmas a good one, I got thinking about what makes a gift truly "loveable", and I concluded that gifts that come from the heart (or the wish-list) are the best ones, for me. I looked back to my life as a kid and tried to remember some of my favourite gifts. Though not one gift stands out in my head, I can remember feeling generally ecstatic at receiving a ton of beanie babies, pony surprise, N64 games, or the latest disney movie year after year. At fear of sounding too self-abosrbed/selfish, I just want to say that I still enjoy gift-giving at Christmas, I simply have a harder time with it now that I'm older. (If only a pinecomb ornament would still suffice). Simply stated, Christmas as a child was much, much easier - because it consisted mostly of receiving gifts, rather than searching and giving a "good" gift). **(note - end of rant)**