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Running out of Gift Ideas

I have a friend who is really difficult to buy for and this year I have no creative juices flowing when it comes to gift giving.  I sent my parents a check.  How sad is that?

I sent my sister restaurant gift cards but my friend does no gluten so I didn’t know what would be a good restaurant.

She doesn’t like box/chain stores so Target gift card is out of the question.

I made gluten free brownies the other day, tried them, threw them away.

She is into the environment so I was gonna get her some non-latex balloons she could open and put air back into the universe but I don’t exhale oxygen and helium is bad, I guess.

I’m thinking of giving her giftcards to local stores although she doesn’t live by me.  I figure:

1. it will force a visit or

2. she may regift them back to me for my b-day in 2 months.

(I blame my crisis.)

Suggestions?

Planning the Perfect Midlife Crisis

At this time of year, I generally have a constant headache.  It is either a “Christmas is how many days away?” headache or the “the year is ending and I have done what with it?” headache.   And because my birthday is in February, I also have the “I’m turning… and I don’t even have a bucket list” headache.  And the fact that the theme of my headache keeps changing, causes a headache to fill in the gaps while the stresses alternate.

Recently I found the blog called Thoughts Appear.  At the top of her website, she has 30 before 30 and 35 before 35 pages.  She accomplished 30 things before she turned 30 and now she is working on 35.  I love this idea.

I will be 40 in a little over a year.  I would like to accomplish 40 things, but I’m not sure a year is enough time.  So I’ve decided to develop a different, yet equally worthwhile goal.

I have decided to plan out my midlife crisis.

I do not want to turn 40.  I have not accomplished what I would like with my writing, I do not have a PHD and I live in suburbia as a stay at home mom.  I am in the PTO. I may even be on a couple committees.  I think this makes me a perfect candidate for a crisis.

And I want it to be good.

I did not accomplish last year’s resolutions.  I tried to have a car chase by going 35 in a 25 mph zone, but I just pulled over when the cop lights went on.

I’m going to make this more realistic.

I don’t have it all planned, but I have a couple ideas running around.

I am definitely getting into shape.  I plan on running a race every month from March to September so when I do turn 40, preferably in another country with a cabana boy, I will look incredible and it will be completely realistic for the cabana boy to have the hots for me.

And I plan on having a secret rendezvous with my husband at Sundance Film Festival where I will make him call me Fifi all weekend.  The tips of my hair will be aquamarine, to match my fake nails.  (The fact that I just announced this on the internet makes me realize I may need to work on perfecting my secrecy techniques.  I blame it on my crisis.)

And I am SERIOUSLY considering joining the Fruit of the Month club.  It’s just a really big commitment.

So over the next few weeks, I will be developing my crisis plan.  If you have any suggestions, please send them my way.