Have you made a Christmas list this year or are you just hoping that your family know you well enough to buy the right gifts for you? I've probably left this list a little late to be of any use to my family but just in case...
Secondly, for my family to remember that when I'm tidying away the torn-off wrapping paper and fussing over some aspect of the food, I'm not being a kill-joy. I'm simply attempting to quieten my anxiety and keep on top of things. I'm enjoying myself, really I am, even if I'm frowning.
Thirdly, wouldn't it be wonderful to have a day without war, or murder, or cruelty? This is a long shot, and incredibly naive. Still, fingers crossed for that one.
I'd like a day without pain. I'm still suffering with my injured shoulder. It's nothing serious but the constant pain is beginning to get me down. Maybe the day itself will distract me enough to not notice it for twenty four hours.
Of course, one of the best Christmas gifts would be to have a literary agent for my novel by Christmas. Two of the three I submitted my manuscript to in November, have said no, but with some wonderful and encouraging feedback. Fingers crossed for the third one.
So, what do you reckon? Will I get anything from my list? What about you? What's on your list this year?