Thursday, December 12, 2013


Having recently read, with great amusement, the TRUE account of what a ten month old baby wants from Santa, I got the idea to write a realistic list of the things that I would REALLY like to ask Santa for, this year. Here goes:

Dearest of Santas,
Hope you have had a great year and that the Mrs. and the reindeer are all doing well!  I am sending you my Christmas Wish List...and this one is a little more authentic than the ones that I usually send you.  That is not to say that I do not wish for world peace, or that a meteor avoids hitting my house; the following wishes are just a little bit more personal.
An Authentic Christmas Wish List from a Woman of 54
  1.  Santa could you please make them stop making all the fonts in the newspapers and magazines so incredibly small?  I am having a very hard time reading them.
  2. Also, along those same lines, can you please ask people to stop speaking in such quiet voices? The only one I can ever hear is Dave...and that is only after I have asked him to repeat himself for the fifth time.  He ALWAYS speaks in a loud enough voice then.  Also, can you please make Dave stop speaking to me in that loud almost sounds as if he is irritated with me.  
  3. Can you please give me a little more time in a day?  I used to be able to keep up with things but, as of late, I am experiencing quite a bit of trouble accomplishing all the things that I am supposed to do.  Frankly, my house is a REALLY big mess right now and writing this letter to you isn't helping things.
  4. Can you please make the economy pick up so that I don't have to worry so much about my children?  I remember when Dave and I first started out and both of our jobs provided medical and dental benefits; nowadays that is more uncommon.  I want all my daughters to have those things so that I don't have to lose anymore sleep over it.
  5. Speaking of sleep, can you do anything about helping me with that?  I often go to bed totally exhausted, but then, find I cannot sleep at all!  This forces me to watch things like the two hour episode of "Mob City" that I watched last night.  As a result of this, I slept right through my alarm clock going off this morning, and was almost late for work!  Thankfully, my husband Dave woke me up, but even so, I was forced to go into work with NO MASCARA ON!!!!  No mascara is not a good look for me, Santa.
  6. Can you please, and this is a really important one, keep all my family members in good health?  We have been blessed for so long that I have come to expect that.  When they are not well I am consumed with worry about them.  I would prefer if you would do something so that they can all live forever. 
  7. Okay, now as far as things breaking all the time, is there anything that you can do about that?  I understand that things need to be repaired from time to time, but this "all things must break down at the very same time" thing is kind of overwhelming.  Please do something that ensures no other items will break or need repairs, until the items that are already broken have been fixed.  Also, please make this retroactive...otherwise we are never going to catch up.
  8. Also, no more floods in my basement please.  No further explanation is needed.
  9. Can you please keep my pups and cats in good health?  Those animals give me such joy and I appreciate them more than you can know.  I want them to be around with me forever!
  10. Finally, can you keep all my family, relatives, friends and adopted facebook friends safe and happy this coming year?  These people make my life happier because they are a part of it.  They are the salt and pepper of the seasonings of life...without them my world would be very bland!    
  11. Okay Santa, I think that is enough for now... although it would also be great if you could help me to understand how to work things on my computer better.  I put this number thing on for my list and now I cannot figure out how to make it stop...that is why this is listed as #11, when it should have just been a final paragraph.  Alright, I love you Santa.  I will leave some cookies and milk for you on my kitchen table and as always, I will throw some
    Cheerios on the roof for your reindeer.  
  12. Dang it, Santa...I just wanted to sign off by saying Love, Amycita...but now I have number 12 in front of it...please make it stop!  xoxoxoxoxooxo   
  13. PS...Steve Sanderson just reminded me that I should have asked that the Detroit Lions win the Super Bowl while I am still living....I know this one is a stretch, but it sure would be great!   
  14. Blessings...Amycita      
  15. Santa, please put "how to turn off this numbering feature" at the top of this list.               


  1. people have been having trouble posting comments. I have tried to fix the problems, so I hope it is working now. then again, i am not very good at fixing things on my computer. :)

  2. Welcome back Amy...glad to be reading this list...looking forward to reading more!!!!!! Deb

    1. thank you, deb. as you know, after losing my brother i wasn't sure if i would ever feel like writing again. thank you for being one of those dear people who wrote to me, and encouraged me to do so...i am grateful. <3

  3. LOL great list!! Merry Christmas Amy <3

  4. Oh Amy it brings me so much joy to see you writing again!!! You are truly an inspiration. I pray Santa brings you everything and more <3 Susan Xoxo

  5. Welcome back Amy. However, I think you went too far with the Lions request .... this may require an intervention of a higher source ....

  6. Welcome back, Amycita!! Great Read, once again

  7. I have also missed your writings Amycita. Glad you are back. Peace & God's Blessings to you & yours.

  8. 16. dear santa, please keep amy healthy and safe also. she didn't ask this for herself so i am asking for it. thank you santa

  9. 17. dear santa, it's me again....please give amy just the right amount of snow tonight...not too much though. thank you

    1. santa, anna wrote this one. i would never ask for the right amount of snow...i would only ask for too much.

  10. I was so excited to see your most recent blog Amycita! You're writing makes me smile and very happy!