I can predict it just like I can predict that a certain Mexican fast food restaurant will always screw up my carryout order. Every year about three weeks before Christmas my better half says to me “What do you want for Christmas? I mean, what do you get for the girl who has everything?” I am sure he feels very clever saying it year after year, and to be fair he’s sort of right. I’ve lived a very fortunate life filled with very few unfulfilled wishes. But let’s be honest, every shop-a-holic, fashionista worth her salt can come up with a gift wish list in her sleep that could leave a husband shopping for days. And so year after year I amaze him with my ability to find the one pair of earrings that I just have to have, the one piece of makeup that is sure to make my beauty last and the bag that will change. my. life. This year, however, when the question was presented I was genuinely stumped. Having just moved into a new home and adopted the sweetest pup ever, I have to admit, I have a feeling of contentedness I’ve rarely experienced in life. I’ve thought long and hard and what I truly want this year for Christmas is hard to make happen. I want time and opportunity to create memories that will last me a lifetime. Memories that will get me through the years when things may not be as great as they are right now, memories that will make me feel warm all through the cold winter and memories that will make me smile when I’m feeling stress take over. While I’m hopeful that this season brings me the time and opportunity to do just that, I also happen to know that Matt would feel empty-handed if he didn’t hand over a gift on Christmas Eve Eve (the day we exchange gifts). So, I’ve decided — just for him — that something from Tiffany & Co. would also be nice.
Emily Caswell is the Managing Editor of CAWLM. She has a passion for fun, family, friends, shopping sprees, cold drinks and Lansing.