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“What do you want for Christmas?”

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The question came out of the blue as we were driving down the highway.

“What?” I replied.

“What do you want for Christmas?”

At this point in time, I don’t have answer for that.

My wife likes to be early … for everything. If we have an appointment to go to, and it takes 20 minutes to drive there, my wife wants to leave 2 hours before the appointment. She wants to make sure she has enough time to do anything that might be required before the appointment starts.

She also likes to be early when it comes to giving gifts. My wife is exceptional at finding the right gift for someone. She’s always on the lookout and as we’re strolling down the aisle of whatever store we’re in at the time, she’ll stop, pick something up and ask me “Isn’t this just perfect for _?”

It doesn’t matter if the person had their birthday a week ago, or if it is six months before Christmas, once she finds that perfect gift she’ll purchase it and store it away until the right time to present it.

I, on the other hand, don’t like thinking about Christmas presents until after Hallowe’en at the earliest. After Thanksgiving would be fine with me. I like to keep my holidays separate and distinct. Hallowe’en is candy, Thanksgiving is turkey and stuffing and eating yourself into a food coma, and Christmas is gifts and good will towards men.

“I don’t know,” I tell my wife. “I haven’t really thought about it.”

My wife then proceeds to tell me of several things she’s found that I might like and wants to solicit my opinion about.

“Give me a bit and I can get you a list of books I want.”

She doesn’t seem to like that idea. I just had to jettison half my library when I sold my house and moved in with my wife. Her concern is where I’m going to put any new books I get.

What can I say? Books are my thing. I love books. You can’t have too many of them. It’s not hoarding if its books.

I’ll have to put my thinking cap on and see if I can come up with something non-book related that I can put on my Christmas list. Still not likely to happen before Hallowe’en though.

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