5 Things :: a birthday wish list

So I turn 42 in 2 days and, as is always the case, my family despairs of getting me presents.

Apparently, it was the same situation for Mother’s Day. They accuse me of buying for myself during the year and not leaving them anything with which to gift me. While this is pretty true to form, anyone who knows me well should really have no problem finding something I’d like. I have so many hobbies and interests after all.

Now this isn’t a call to action or a blatant request for prezzies. And I highly doubt anyone from my immediate family will even read this post in time to get me anything. But I felt it rather fun and altogether apropos to do my 5 Things feature on a birthday wish list.

Mind you, this list is excepting the intangible things like world peace and sleeping in. And I’ve left off the honey-do list like planting me a fruit tree or fixing the wall by the front door that Jack the Beast has destroyed down to drywall. This list predominantly consists of frivolous things I’d not buy for myself but would appreciate it immensely if others presented them to me.

In no apparent order, then…

1. prints from The Ideal Bookshelf – Now I’m not even asking for a personalized shelf (although I could definitely do a 5 Things post on that in the future). I think I’d be perfectly happy with either the Girl Stars set or the Fantasy set. I’d also put HP on that list but I’ve got the real thing and nothing can beat that on my shelf.

2. a really good wok – One that’s light enough for me to lift and swish the veggies about but sturdy enough that it’ll last me years. Oh, and it’s gotta be not non-stick so my meat gets that good sear.

3. TARDIS watch – Because I refuse to tell time using my phone, my wrist feels naked without one, and c’mon! It’s a TARDIS watch!

4. a pair of Sock It To Me socks – First found them when I was looking for a pair for Anne’s Crazy Socks challenge, I am totally enchanted by all the prints that I can’t pick just one. Top faves include Bonjour, Cherry Blossom, and Starry Night.

5. monogram necklace – I’d asked for this last year and my kiddos interpreted it this way. Of course, we all know I meant this way. I still want it, but I may just have to be content with the one I got. So perhaps just these instead? I’d love them in all the colors!


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17 thoughts on “5 Things :: a birthday wish list

  1. I love those prints! There are several I wouldn’t mind hanging in my apartment! You’ll have to let us know if you got any of these things!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Absolutely! But I think I got the watch and the necklace form my sisters so the prints are gonna have to wait till Christmas, I think.

  2. jenortega says:

    You should send your fam the link ; ) I am a horrible present buyer, as you know. It majorly stresses me out! I’ll see you tomorrow for your birthday!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Oh, Char and Mel already got me the two things I REALLY wanted from my list so I’m totally happy right now. And it’s not even my birthday yet!

  3. Patti says:

    Happy birthday! Hope your wishes come true. My b-day’s later this week, fellow Gemini. xo

  4. char says:

    I was just gonna ask you what you wanted! I bought you one of the items you’re requesting. If any one else is reading this or anyone else his this list but doesn’t read your blog, have them contact me so you don’t get double!!!!!!!

  5. Happy birthday and I wish you that you get some clothes that are on your wish list and that they fit

  6. Val S says:

    That looks like a reasonable list for your family, although I think you have to just enjoy the monogram they already got you. Sock it to Me socks are the best! They actually stay up. The only problem is deciding which ones to buy.

    And Happy Birthday a little early – but then, why not start celebrating now?

    • mtsedwards says:

      My first Sock It socks were actually stolen from Aly. She got a free pair from Girl Scouts with darling whales on it and I was hooked!

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