I’m not big on receiving gifts. Don’t get me wrong; I love them. The problem is that I prefer that others pick them out, and many people believe I’m hard to buy for. I’m not! Really. Okay, so you can’t buy me books because you don’t know what I have already. And I have enough candles to burn most of the West Coast. And hmm… well I don’t really do much else other than read, write, and burn candles. Oh, I garden! Okay, maybe I am hard to buy for.
I dread Christmas because people always want lists of potential gifts from me. Well, one year, I found something I actually wanted… a kaleidoscope. My husband thought I was crazy, and didn’t end up getting it for me. I found a cool tin one on ebay and later bought it for myself. When we moved, the movers stepped on it and busted it! Once again, I was sans kaleidoscope.
I resigned myself to a life without a kaleidoscope. I found a couple of cool kaleidoscope apps at the Apple apps store, and contented myself with that.
Time passed, the the great kaleidoscope debacle melted into memory. For my last anniversary, my husband brought home the coolest handmade kaleidoscope. It’s shaped like a wooden egg outside and is a beaded kaleidoscope inside. He said they looked at him funny when he got all excited by the find, but it was one of my best gifts ever!