Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Santa Baby...

Because I've been an awful good girl;

I'd like a bathtub. If I'm going to be picky about it, I'd like a huge claw foot tub with a chandelier overhead Mariah Carey style, but I'll take a regular old bathtub too. Just someplace where I can relax in bubbles and soak my tootsies.

My stuff out of storage in Texas and here with me would be nice as well. (I am planning on doing this myself sometime next year, but it would be really great if it kind of just teleported here on it's own. And preferably in time for Xmas so I can decorate with my Santa Claus collection).
And the bonus of not seeing my stuff for seven years; it will be like getting all new stuff. Except the stuff will be dusty and grimy. (Note to self, have multiple packs of cleaning wipes on hand while unpacking).

I'd like plane tickets from Nice to Boston to be really cheap (like really cheap) during the first three months of 2011. I promised my dad I'd be back by then and I really don't want to break that promise.

More, more, and more French lessons with my tutor Sophie. I'm thinking of calling her Annie Sullivan*, because she's a miracle worker.
*Helen Keller's teacher.

Because sometimes you need a Lifetime movie day, I'd like to turn on the TV and have Lifetime and Hallmark movies waiting for my viewing pleasure (in English please). They were always my lazy indulgence, to be watched alone. Preferably on the couch, under a blanket, while stuffing my face with ruffled chips and french onion dip (and here's a thought... you'd think I'd be up to my neck in french onion dip since I'm in France and all, but nope, none is sight... sometimes life is confusing).

The next time I'm grocery shopping at Hyper U, Intermarche, or E.Leclerc, I'd like for the store to magically transform into Whole Foods.
I MISS WHOLE FOODS.

And here's something feasible I'd like; The Top Chef Cookbook  (Hey Husband... are you reading this? hint hint)

A little bit more will power to put down the damn baguette, croissants, and cheese would be great too Santa. Just because The Husband comes home with those Nutella stuffed doughnuts doesn't mean I have to eat ALL of them.

Santa, we've already talked about the whole Starbucks thing and I'm still waiting. I appreciate that you put one in Marseille (I know that was for me so thanks) but it's not like Marseille is a hop, skip, and a jump.

And finally, I'd like a bun in the oven.

Thank you Santa

bisou

43 comments:

  1. Wish I could send you a little Whole Foods love from New England...love your wish list! Wish I could do something to help make them happen...I wouldn't mind cheap tickets to Europe from Boston, so I'm in on that too ;) xoxo {av}

    ReplyDelete
  2. Here's hoping that Santa is listening and will send you at least half of your wishes. Will settle for Starbucks instant?

    ReplyDelete
  3. av - Maybe if you ask Santa for cheap plane tickets too, he might listen :-)

    webb- half of the wishes would be fantastic! I'd definitely settle for half, and I'd take my Starbucks any which way I can get it xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice list- If Santa listens, could you get him to make Osaka-London flight tickets cheap too? Marvellous!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Starbucks, Whole Foods food, french onion dip, and a cookbook? That should be easy as pie! Who needs Santa, when you have readers? Surely we can get some of that to you?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sarahf - I think we maybe on to something... you tell Santa you want cheap tickets, and if av and I do it too, then he has to listen!

    ADOC - you're my buddy :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cheap tickets ... now we know why Santa is 'riding the elephant.' Here's hoping you get some of these wishes - and while I'm asking him for my upgrade out of Paris tomorrow I'll put in a good word for you.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I hope you get everything on your Christmas list :)
    You can kind of substitute Boursin Tartine spread for French onion dip...more garlicky than oniony, but still, kind of good.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Well I'm greedy b/c I want a drive thru Starbucks. Whole Foods would be amazing! I hope you get everything on your list!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Whole FOODS! Wow, I almost forgot how amazing that place is. Starbucks...you might get one in Marseille - I hope so!

    ReplyDelete
  11. A bathtub, Whole Foods, and a drive thru Starbucks would a Christmas miracle! My Christmas would be even better if you could send your tutor Sophie my way! Hope you get all of the great things on your list!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. OMG I MISS WHOLE FOODS TOO. That is the first place I go when I'm back in Philly - sad right? And PS - I thought E. Leclerc was the electric company for the first 6 or so months that we lived here, please tell me I'm not alone!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Dear Sara,
    I'm sure that Santa is listening to you!
    On december 24th arrive my friend from Chicago... so sorry you live too far from me! We could have a "girls" dinner!
    Bisou, Babi

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hope Santa is listening. Especially about the bun. Buns are great :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I reckon if you skipped all the other stuff, you'd be most happiest with the last one. SO, I hope Santa brings you absolutely nothing except that.

    Good idea???

    Merry Christmas over there - can't wait to see what the new year brings my dear, funny, witty Sara in Le Petit Village (-:

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'll get you some whole foods next time I'm there. That's why we travel with cameras,right?
    Starbucks, arg, don't know how you live without it.

    There I was in Germany sneaking a very expensive Starbucks, while everyone else lounged around a beautiful old cafe eating pastries and drinking delicious coffees. Of course I joined them as soon as I finished my American drug. But still...

    I believe the Husband will be more than happy to help you with your last wish:)

    xo Jane

    ReplyDelete
  17. hehehe - My husband has been continually frustrated in his attempts to buy French onion dip and Kraft French Salad dressing.

    Oh, the lies these brands feed us.

    Next you'll be telling me that French Fries aren't french ... pftttthpp.

    I hope you get all those things under your tree. You deserve them ALL.

    You're very welcome to hop over here. No starbucks sadly, but a bathtub that you can almost lie down in depending on how vertically advanced you are.

    Merry Christmas
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love your list!! It's funny how we take so many things, like Whole Foods and starbucks for granted!!

    BTW I wanted to comment on your last post, we had fondue night with our kids Sunday night and it was a big hit with them and soo delicious

    Joyeux Noel

    ReplyDelete
  19. May all your wishes be granted. I have only one wish - may writing books become more profitable for the author ...

    ReplyDelete
  20. I've never met a woman that didn't want a claw foot tub. It must be in their DNA somewhere.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love your list, wouldn't miss Starbucks at all but understand why you feel that way based upon the coffee we find in Sablet. I wish I could bring some of those items on your list when we come to Provence in a little over a week. The onion dip would be no problem, do they even sell chips in France?

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm adding the Mariah Carey bathtub to my Santa wishlist. That just sounds awesome.

    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. You don't have a bathtub? Mariah would be sad. So I will wish it for you also.

    And just out of curiosity, are you Irish or American who just lived in Ireland for a while? (No, I haven't figured this out yet. lol)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Sara-

    I heart your list :) I'll keep my toes crossed for you! (I'd cross my fingers but I kinda need those to blog...) And definitely, keep us posted about the bun ;) We're al rooting for a Fifty in little human form :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Sara, as I was reading through the comments about Starbucks and Whole Foods and bathtubs, I was thinking... "Hey, people, did you not read the part about the BUN IN THE OVEN!!"

    I hope that you get everything on your list, and that The Husband reads the blog, especially this one.

    Special Christmas wishes, mon amie,
    Genie

    ReplyDelete
  26. Sara, your wish list mimics mine....ah...a bathtub...with candles and scent and a book that will eventually fall into the water when I nod off! Oh yes, and my "stuff". Why is stuff so important? I'm planning on going back for the holidays light so I can bring back as much "stuff" as possible. And my starbucks card is in my suitcase....and it still has money on it!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Here's hoping all your Christmas wishes come true! Especially the last one :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am crossing my fingers and toes that 2011 brings a little bun for both of us! :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Is it wrong that I'm planning my home search in London around Whole Foods? I think not!

    I hope Santa, in particular, gets you the bun in the oven because frankly, I'd like to meet the girl that Santa knocked up. Maybe the baby would fly out of you on a sleigh with 8 tiny reindeer? That might make the whole birthing process much more interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hope you get all you wish for Sara! I'll watch a few Lifetime movies for you in the meantime :) Seems like everyday in CA could somehow be a Lifetime movie!
    Hope the sun is shining in Provence for you today :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love your list! I do wish for cheap plane tickets and a shopping trip at Whole Foods too!

    ReplyDelete
  32. wait, i missed something! are you really trying for a bun??

    ReplyDelete
  33. I was going to try and make some comment about you wanting to stop eating baguettes and cheese, but then wanting a bun, but there was just no way for me to make a baby-eating-but-really-it's-not cannibalism joke, and make it funny. I guess I haven't had enough coffee yet today.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Sara,
    You make me happy. Not least because you're hilarious but also because I could seriously do some damage to some french onion dip and ruffled potato chips.
    Good luck on the bun...maybe that explains all the nutella donuts?!
    I hope you get it all!
    a xo

    ReplyDelete
  35. And I've got to add...my super secret word to get my comment posted just now was as follows, and i'm not kidding, 'dicrock'. make of this what you will.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I hope you get everything your heart desires

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  37. I've been trying to do some "baking" too. We'll see. I'm with you on just about everything, except I'll take a ticket to NY to see my sister (and possibly meet up with a prospective agent if I'm so lucky). I'll take an American grocery store, doesn't have to be Whole Foods. (Intermarché isn't bad though, at least the one here). And I'd love to stop sounding like a challenged four-year-old when I speak French. Anyway, may all of your holiday dreams and wishes come true!

    ReplyDelete
  38. May all of your wishes come true...I've been good, too, and I've decided we will take all my good and all your good and bankroll it into one huge goodness allowing all your dreams to come true. I just want a nice bubble bath and a glass of wine, which I will have whether Santa comes or not.

    ReplyDelete
  39. you do whatcha gotta do. c'est la vie.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I STILL have stuff in storage in Texas and I moved back to Florida like 6 years ago. HA!

    ReplyDelete
  41. a bun in the oven? i was wondering if that belly picture in a newer post is yours? is it true? congratulations, if so! and if not, all the best to practicing!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. aww... this is quite amusing! :D BTW, I love Whole Foods too... but I won't tease you too severely about mine being in walking distance... :P ;)

    ReplyDelete
  43. Well, there is a Whole Foods across the street from me in Boston. When you visit your father we can have a coffee there. ;)

    Best of luck in having all your Christmas wishes come true this year!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover