For the next few weeks I will be “living” in Los Angeles. I’m going to be house sitting for friends who are traveling. It will be the first time in five years I’ve lived alone. And the first time in 10 years that I’ve lived in LA.
It’s only 103 shopping days until Christmas.
That’s right, it’s time to starting being nice instead of naughty. It’s also the time to help your friends and family figure out what to get you. Start dropping big hints, throwing out things you’d like to have. I really want to avoid the pain and frustration of wandering around the mall of last year.
So I have a suggestion – start your amazon wish list now. That’s right, whenever you think of something you’d like to have and wouldn’t rush out to purchase for yourself, add it to your list, it really isn’t that hard. Then you can be pleasantly surprised by getting things you like and want.
Now we all know that Christmas isn’t about presents, so maybe start letting people know what charities you like or would want to support.
Perhaps you’d like a membership to a professional organization or there is a museum you like to frequent. Starting being more vocal. It’s all about communication.
Help them help you.
Help me stay sane