Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Of Jane and Wishes and All That Jazz

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. ~ Jane Austen

Yes, yes. We all know that the best things in life aren't things. We know that the best things in life are free and all that jazz. We also know that the word is full of lots of gorgeous goodies just begging to come home with us. And, if you are anything like me, you wish for just a little bit more money in order to buy that most precious commodity - time.

So, here's my question. What's on your wish list? If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, what would it be?

Here's mine.
a pedicure followed by a two hour massage +high heels that don't hurt my feet
this dreamy garland to hang instead of bedroom curtains + a perfect water view from said window
tickets to see Chicago on Broadway + the voice to sing like that
another tote bag for my collection + at least one overseas trip this year
this perfect necklace + plus the wisdom to remember all the joyful blessings that are mine
one gorgeous calendar + more time to play with the two I love most

Your turn.

Happy birthday, dear Jane. Thank you for all the hours of pleasure. Pedicure photo taken by *Cinnamon.


veronica said...

i love your wish list! i'd like a real camera + many beautiful moments to capture

Wendy said...

Well, I didn't think I really wanted much of anything until I saw your list and now... well, now I just want your list. Ha!

Okay, seriously?

-- I'd like one quiet day all to myself. Just one. :)

-- One trip into the woods walking with the family and taking photos.

-- A road trip to visit my college pals.

-- A miracle that would make all my roses not be sick anymore.

-- A couple of new fruit trees for my yard.

-- More child-rearing wisdom!

-- And 3-4 things off your list. :)

Great question!

Patti said...

OOO- the Ultimate Wishlist- how decadent! Like you- I wish for time- just more of it- it is already filled with quality. I also wish to peek ahead and know that everything and everyone I am worrying about will be ok. Thank you so much for that sweet comment! You know it's easier to give advice than take it (especially when it's your own)! Have a great day!


JUST ME said...


OOOOH I am really going to have to think about this one. A nicer camera, maybe finally a peaceful night sleep, and that my family will finally be settled and happy.

Peace to you,


Edi Style said...

Mine is to give every one that one moment of peace
that one moment of pure joy . I would trade everything to have them feel that one golden minute

i can stay here all day

A Cuban In London said...

Anyone who welcomes me onto their blog with Louis Armstrong singing 'What a Wonderful World' makes me want to sit down, takes my shoes off and massage my tired feet whilst sipping a cup of hot coffee or 'mate'. Thanks for the song and the beverage.

Greetings from London.

spread your wings said...

oh Relyn, you're list is so beautiful, as are you.
I wish to sit by your warm glowing fire, with the glistening snow outside, and chat a long time (or just listen to you talk), music playing in the background, hot tea and soft scones in our hands. It would make me so happy to travel the world and meet, face-to-face , all of the wonderful new friends I have made here on the internet. That would be my wish right now.

Lubna said...

Hope all your wishes come true.
Here is a quote that I came across and I thought immediately of you:
"Like stones, words are laborious and unforgiving, and the
fitting of them together, like the fitting of stones,
demands great patience and strength of purpose
and particular skill."

~ Edmund Morrison

Seasons greetings
Warm wishes

Gina said...

I would love to go to Berlin again as described in my blog and take you along.

Yolanda said...

I would take any of these things. I love the garland though.Hope you are having a good week.

Suvarna said...

I would wish for a christmas in Airdrie Alberta with mother -in- law and then one in Edmonton with my family. It seems like forever ago that we had an opportunity to be together at Christmas. Wonderful list.

dutchbaby said...

Well will you look at that, Cuban in London has found his way to your warm fire!

That garland is to die for! But what I'd really like is for my children to find their bliss and to continue on their path to become responsible and compassionate citizens of the world.

ELK said...

what a marvelous list...i now want the garland ~ that is a great etsy shop!

i do not want much...a greenhouse in my back yard, always another bracelet,

....lake house...oh I better stop now ;)))

robin bird said...

ahhh yes time is always the thing i want more of. if i could have all the time i wanted i would do everything in life very softly, slowly and with reverence...but on days i was especially happy i would work fast and run hard and feel exhilarated! time... i so want more time being alive.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I wish you all those things and even more dear wonderful friend.

My Castle in Spain said...

when i laugh with my boyfriend, or feel a tiny bit romantic or stupidly happy...gosh, then i wish everybody were in love and loved !

Have a wonderful holiday, dear Relyn
Big hugs...

Beth said...

I want the pedicure chair next to you so we can sit and chat while our piggies get beautiful !!!!

paris parfait said...

I hope your Christmas wishes come true! Happy Christms!

misty said...

Hi Relyn,
love everything you have here on your site, you share so very much and so much of it is new to me, thank you..
i hope you get everything on your list...great list!!!
for christmas I want to hear the laughter of my little ones, eat good food, and be with the ones i love so much.... oh and a record player would be nice, too....that's on my list. ;-)

take care and have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Lennye said...

I love the "Joy" necklace,too. Like you I pray daily that God will give me wisdom to find the joy every day.

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