This is your mission if you chose to accept it;
Seek out and gather a wide range of specific items for about half a million people and have them all wrapped and ready to go by the 25th ( which incidentally is the first night of hanukkah).
It’s kind of like a scavenger hunt, except no one gives you a list of what you have to find and it costs money. I need to make a list. Then I can move on to completing that list in the form of a graph. I am so uber smart.
People I need to Shop For
Zach & Helen- Taking the kids out this weekend toy shopping for hurricane victims… gonna see what they like and get it for them later (my friend Glenn turned me on to that idea)
Dad& Bubbie- No clue.. I can probably get away with giving them art… heh is that cheating?
Mom- again, I could make something… but i think she’d flip out if she actually received something in the mail… perhaps a card ( since i never send them to her. I am horrable at that… thing is she will be HERE in dallas on hanukkah staying at my dads while dad and bubbie are in israel… so i could just send it to her there.. she’d laugh i bet.
Rick- like i am really putting down what i got him since he reads this
My secret santa at work-I think i will get her a picture frame with a bbunch of areas for pictures… she is expecting her 4th child… so a picture group frame should work
Lars- A Porch/Coffee. (heh… porch… )
Christopher- that computer desk i need to get to him… maybe i’ll paint it… and my desk chair ( i am getting a new one after christmas if i dont get one for christmas)
Shannon- a bunch of purple glass beads in a small box ( i think it was purple that time when we were…. hm…
Suzi- she needs a beth original she keeps saying so i will make her one.
Glenn- A porch/coffee
that pretty much covers all the people i believe i would like to give gifts to. Rick and I went all present crazy and decided to give eachother a few little gifts and one big gift each. to open on christmas morning and then at night on hanukkah. He already knows he’s getting headphones, and a good chair for his desk. One of the other things i got is a biggie but it’s really for both of us. But I also got him a few other things that I think he will like and or need.
heh. it’s fun to do this quest and after actually writing this all out i see that i probably wont have to spend much money at all. Most of the "buy in store stuff" is easy or already done. the hard part is going to be coming up with art for people that is just for them. what would i paint with my mom in mind. It’s gonna be a lesson in focus and exploration of anothers head while i paint. sounds all mystical… but really it’s all abstract and insane like that because (as i told my mother last night) "Because i tripped acid in the ancient past, i was aware of depths that i didnt know were there and now since i know they exist i can achieve those kinds of mindsets… of course without all the halloucinations. Call it "finding a new place to meditate. I had to find it…. to know it was there. She said I sounded like a drug addict ( not the fiending gotta steal to get some addict… but the kind that would say " oh i dont have a drinking problem" when you can SEE that they do. She said i sounded like a drug addict because i was TRYING to justify ever taking acid. The thing is- two different people and two different opinions. My mother likes to go on and on. Yes, that is where i get it from. dont ever talk to your mom about drugs.
I am rambling. but drug free while doing it (with the exception of lamictal, welbutrin, lexapro, klonapin, and thyrar)
I need to zone out… yah.