I am famous for writing mile long wishlists for birthdays and Christmas. I also usually produce wishlists for holidays that are not typically gift giving holidays. Generally, I’ll create a mile-long list, hand it to my mother and then cry with disappointment when she can’t possibly purchase all the items on the list. I don’t know why I always expect so many gifts for birthdays. Truly I wasn’t spoiled as a kid as we typically think of ‘spoiled’. I mean like I told you in my note to my mother, I was for sure spoiled in the love department, so maybe I just assumed anyone who loved me that much would never want me to go without something I wanted so desperately (all of a sudden). I just usually have a bunch of things I suddenly can’t live without come August 31. I also have a very specific way I want to celebrate my birthday, but it usually involves donuts, ice cream cake and exactly what I want to eat for dinner. When I was growing up that was pork chops, mashed potatoes and applesauce.
This is the Colorado view from where my parents live and where we’ll be shakin’ it up for my birthday.
This year I will be 38. I am really excited to close out my 37th year. This is my new beginning and I can’t wait.THIS. IS. IT! (More on that later)! I’m throwing an impromptu party at my parent’s house and I couldn’t be more excited. We’re inviting all the people we know. However, the party is tomorrow and I still haven’t invited anyone. So how’s that for unlike me? Anyway, I figured since I was having a party I had best let everyone see my impossible-to-supply wish list.
See you tomorrow and don’t worry about wrapping anything, in typical Celina fashion since I always produce such a specific list I’ll know exactly what I’m getting!
A Giving Key
Giving Keys have such a cool story and as you know, I love a good story.
“This story begins with a New York hotel room key. Actress and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby, started wearing the hotel key as a necklace while on tour and had the idea to start engraving old, used keys with inspirational words. Realizing that, in a way, we are all like these keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and sometimes discarded by others – she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again.”
The company has a passion to help those who have been affected by homelessness. The idea is that once you are done with your key you give it to someone else who needs inspiration. I don’t know what word I want on mine. I want the giver to decide for me.
A Face Cleaning Brush
Apparently, washing your face with a washcloth just isn’t enough these days. Amanda introduced me to these little miracles
in NYC when she offered to let me use hers (unhygienic?). It really did make my face feel so much cleaner. I’m obsessed with my face now that I am getting older and I’m desperate to preserve my youth. Just kidding. I like getting old.
Workout clothes (Oh and a gym membership)
I’ve heard when you are ready to give up bad habits you need to form new ones. Apparently that means I should join a gym
and attend it regularly. In order to that I’m going to need some work out clothes. This is the mom version of “if you give a mouse a cookie”. In order to get started, I’ll probably be good with a pair of leggings, a sports bra (that fits and holds it all together) and a shirt or two. I hear Zella
is the best, so just run to Nordstrom’s and grab a couple things.
Speaker and music
I’ve been listening to music these days and I’m getting into the podcast lifestyle (which is what exactly?). We have literally no stereo equipment in our house. This
will do just fine and it’s only $27.99.
If that is out of budget for you then please go ahead and just get me a $10 iTunes card. That way I can increase my collection of music I can’t live without.
Finally, I feel as though I really can’t live another day without this tunic
. If you buy this for me, rest assured, I will wear it every.single.day. and I will never take it off. It will be with love and affection that I think of you when I am quickly washing this tunic so I can wear it again. While I am washing it, I will go completely naked since I own nothing as comfortable as this.
I’ve mentioned this above, but it bears repeating for my gift-giving friends: gift cards are always welcome. I don’t want to make life hard for my gift-givers. If you are simply exhausted at the idea of running around to all these places to get me what I want, then by all means, go ahead and get me a gift card! This is easy to do online, and you can simply email the gift card right to my inbox! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and all of my accounts are directly connected with this email, so it shouldn’t be any problem for you!
Preferred choices for this are:
Happy birthday to me. And if I get only the company of my best people at my impromptu birthday party this year, that’s really the best gift, so I’m good.
This is the last year I’ll make a list.