Before I moved to California I had never read Sunset magazine. Now that I'm a "local" it's one of my favorite reads each month. For those of you who know me, it may come as a shock, but I was quoted in the magazine for something I said on FACEBOOK. That's right. Me, who logs in every 10 months. I promise I'm getting better. I've even started a Delphine Facebook page -- yay!
Anyway, the editors at Sunset asked about post-Thanksgiving meal traditions, and I told them about ours: after dessert everyone gathers a sheet of paper (or a handful of sheets, in some cases ... you know who you are) and writes out their wish list for Santa. This is a serious event. It takes us nearly an hour to get it all down on paper. Some of us (ahem) bring a glue stick and attach visual aides for Santa. The fun part is that we include all the crazy out there things we'd love to have (Mom asks for a vintage Rolls Royce and an around-the-world plane ticket each year) as well as practical things that we need (John asks for socks every year) and things that we would love to have but probably wouldn't buy for ourselves (ummm, Santa, if you're listening ... iPad for moi, pretty please). After everyone is done we nominate someone to read all the lists aloud. It's sooo much fun.