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Tis the season to be greedy! [Dec. 4th, 2013|11:02 am]
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Ferrett has put up his "greed list," and he has been bugging me to get my list together. My problem is that I can hardly ever think of things I want for the holidays. I've become allergic to "stuff" and am trying to simplify life, so more things to store just doesn't make me excited. But there are definitely some things that I can use, so here's my list.

First of all, fitness-related things. I am linking to online pictures, but I encourage shopping in your local bike shop if possible, because I like supporting them:

Cycling shoe covers. I have most of my bundling up for cool weather riding under control, but my toes are often frosty. These would really help me be more comfy for the winter riding.

Bicycle repair stand. The simply act of oil the chain on my bike would be many times easier, and I am trying to learn to handle some simple repairs myself. Getting the bike off the flood to do so makes like many times easier.

Bike repair tool kit. I think I might be getting a little too ambitious with this one, but if someone gave it to me I would definitely try and learn to do a lot more of my own maintenance.

A gift certificate to Second Sole. I have a couple foot problems caused by having a longer second toe than big toe. There are shoes that are designed to deal with this problem, but they are kind of spendy. This is our local running shoe store, and if I am going to have to upgrade to more expensive running shoes, and I am not willing to shop for them anywhere else. These guys are great, support the running community a lot, and deserve support.

Heart rate monitor. You know, because. (And yes, of course purple!)

Jogging leash. Trying to jog with the dog leash in one hand is throwning off what little rythmn I have. This would be a great help.

Moving on to non-fitness items:

Knife sharpening kit. Ferrett got a small stone for sharpening his straight razor, and that works for small knives, but is not really good for large ones. I'm both excited and scared to ask for this. I would love to get a good edge on my chef's knife again, but I'm worried about messing it up. If I receive it, my plan is to go to Kat and Eric's and practice on their knives, which are in DIRE need of sharpening.

A 12" cast iron skillet. This would make my collection of convenient skillet sizes complete.

Tortilla press. I am determined to get back into bread baking, and I love flat breads.

And, since no wishlist is complete without the over-the-top, no-way-I'll-get-it gift, let's just add:

A Bernina sewing machine. I was very conservative here and linked to the one that only costs $6,000, not the one that costs $14,000. For those prices it should also drive me to work and give me massages, but I'm not expecting to receive such a thing. I just thought it would be amusing to throw in here. After all, it is a GREED list!

And finally, the "experience" category--not things I would end up owning, but things I would very much love to receive:

Gift certificates to Sacred Hour massage. I love this spa like no other. Sometimes I want to go and ask to just sit in their waiting area. It has an amazing feel. And of course the massages feel even better.

Gift certificates at the Venetian Nail Spa here in Rocky River. This one is a bit of a challenge, since they haven't managed to get an online system for their gift cards, but I would love to have a gift card to them. I like mani/pedis very much.

And finally, stocking stuffers:

Chamois Butt'r. I go through TUBES of this.

Coochy Cream shaving cream ... Yeah, I got nothing.

And, as always, Amazon Gift Cards are NEVER regarded as a tacky or thoughtless gift by me!

That's pretty much all I can think of now. Undoubtedly my wonderful hubby will buy me something not listed at all, and I will be amazed at how perfect it is. Because that's how he works.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2013-12-04 04:59 pm (UTC)

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re; cast iron skillets; I found EXPENSIVE ones at an upscale "cooking store" and then found the same pan at camping/hunting/fishing store for about a third of the cost!!

Impressive list!! I can never think of anything!! So I get MORE warm nighties and sweaters!!
[User Picture]From: notadoor
2013-12-04 07:47 pm (UTC)

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I *think* you were the one, several weeks back, who posted a link to the Whiskey Advent Calendar.

I just wanted you to know that I bought it for my boyfriend, and he LOVES it. Easily the best present anyone's gotten him in years.
[User Picture]From: noshot
2013-12-05 05:37 am (UTC)

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Want or the terrorists win