Ok so it’s Christmas! What about those crazy presents that _someone_ thinks
I would like?!
Maybe I can re-gift them? But oh, the horror, what about if I give those
hideous padded hangers to the girl next door, and she gives them to the guy
who washes her car, and he gives them to his auntie, who is my patient and
she……. gives them back to me?!!!
So accordingly I do not re-gift, just in case.
But I AM guilty of buying something for myself, which I liked, and still
like, and then have had to move it to a friend I temporarily forgot! There
are quite a few friends who are the accidental recipients of my chosen
self-gifts. When you live alone you sometimes find yourself buying things ”
for my birthday” or ” for Christmas” on the basis that those Mr Men
I married would have spent at least _some_ of _my _money on a gift for me.
But alas I have had to declare 2012 a ‘shoe-free’ year. So I only have 13
days to go! But if I buy even one more _single_ shoe I will be ‘divorced’ by
my beautiful assistant. She recently moved me ( and all my clothes and
‘stuff’) into a different bedroom in my house and vowed and declared that I
was not allowed to bring any more of _anything_ into the house. So
especially shoes are out of the question. Well, for 2012 at least.
Where does this compulsion come from? Many, many women have the same
feelings and will admit it to me behind closed doors. But what causes it? I
am not sure I want to be cured of this disease. I love my shoes. They make
me feel properly dressed. Maybe because of all those years when I had one
pair of shoes for school. Brown, too big ( so I could grow into them) and
now I have these curly toes from grabbing the insides as hard as I could so
I could run and play etc.
But I digress.
We should never re-gift. Give things to charity so someone who really needs
them can have them. But if you are passing by and see padded hangers in my
room…. Pass right by and know they are not for you. Well, not this year!!
Be well, love everyone around you, even when it’s difficult.
Happy Christmas everyone!