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What Will Santa be Bringing For You

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by I_luv_Apple, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. I_luv_Apple
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    I'm curious.... What presents are you expecting this year? How are these presents different to what you would have liked? I'm expecting the usual pjs and slippers but would love a new iMac. Might have to treat myself :).
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    Well, our dog decided to eat a ham bone on Thanksgiving and it got stuck in her digestive system. A $900 vet bill later, she is alive and blew all our Christmas money, so she is our Christmas this year(insert "dog ate my Christmas" joke here). We plan to put a bow on her head Christmas morning. She should LOVE that(not!)
    So our kids are just getting a book from Santa each and an iTunes gift card for their devices each plus a board game to share. I had bought a pair of boots in a February clearance sale last year that will be wrapped up & placed under the tree. I sortof feel guilty because I'll be opening a very nice & pricey gift compared to everybody else BUT what can I do about it really? I mean, I bought them 10 months ago for this specific purpose. Plus I have no extra money to spend to get a "cheaper" gift to replace them. The hubs is getting a Wyoming ball cap and winter hat. I might try to get him a book on WWII.
    I dunno, this year is just weird.
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    I am so happy that the dog is going to be okay. I suppose she is a 'conehead' right now. Anyway, don't worry be happy because these things have a way of working out. E.G. We spent $750 on dental work on one of our cats because he seemed in pain. Really couldn't afford it but we made a commitment when we adopted him. The next week I won $745 on a quick pick Provincial lottery. See....... :)

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    Yes I agree! Thank God your dog is ok. Eeek! Sending lots of Good Luck wishes your way. Hope you and your family still have a Merry Christmas.
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    I'm expecting a surprise present off Mum, Hope its a new old computer!
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    I'm expecting absolutely NOTHING and neither are our large number of family members that will gather this year at our place for Christmas.
    To explain: rather than give the usual presents of books, a bottle of scotch, the after shave lotion, the perfume from K-mart, a bottle of shiraz from Liquorland, the tin of fine chocolates, the pair of socks ( you get the picture) we all, surprisingly without too much debate, decided this year to each chip in generously and give a "charity gift". We decided to contribute to Oxfam for a specific gift of a goat to be provided to a needy community in Africa. We decided that to help a family in a state of poverty in any of those poor communities would give all of us more satisfaction than receiving a bunch of, sometimes unwanted, presents in the usual "Chris Kringle" present opening ceremonies.
    This of course does not exclude presents for the smaller kids, grand children etc. Rather than the sometimes tedious opening of presents by the adults, each watching for a sign of satisfaction or maybe disappointment ( not getting an iPad? LOL) , it's far better to sit back with a drink and listen to their squeals of joy when the wrapping paper is roughly torn apart, and quietly imagine the pleasure of that village taking possession of that milk-producing goat.
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    That's nice!!! Dunno your financial situation but I know I would go broke buying gifts for the numerous grand kids / nieces and nephews every year!!! I have neither lol.


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    Ha, Mommy deserves a nice gift for Xmas. Will you open it in front of them? How did the doggie get a hold of the ham bone?


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    I bought myself an iPod touch 5th gen. 64GB. Milesy will get some stuff, I need to get online lol. I will wrap a couple for him as he loves paper.


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    That's fabulous. We usually give to charity at Christmas too but still have one gift each open.
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    Thanks for all the well wishes and glad tidings, everybody:) She is doing great now and is nearly done with her antibiotics and anti inflammatory meds. Yes, even if she hadn't made it, that money was well spent and it was never a question of "would we try" because she is a family member. Money is just money. She is a great Christmas gift!

    Relatives gave her the bone after our Thanksgiving meal(we didn't even make the dang ham...I HATE HAM!). So much for having company over, but I am sure they meant well!

    I have boys, so they won't care if I open boots in front of them. They'll probably be thankful they didn't get any! I'm just the one who knows how nice they are and what they cost, even on clearance, so the guilt:( But you can't know the future and I wouldn't have bought them if I had known, so it wasn't intentional. I need to just get over it.
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    I can't wait to see my son's face when he finds his iPad mini. That will be enough for me.

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    thats really sweet Kevin.
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    I'm getting lovely stories and words of encouragement from the friends iPad Forums.
    I usually ask Santa for World Peace. He usually says, "no."
    One Christmas morning I'll be surprised. We'll all be surprised.
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    Thanks, Ivy. There's another's thread somewhere that asks if you regret buying a mini. Have to admit, I'm a teeny bit jealous of his 32Gb mini, when I'm struggling with 16Gb on my 2. A good part of the reason is the automatic sync between his iPod and my iPad, so I have loads of games I never play. I won't be able to get rid of them either, because his buddy is at my house every weekend and "borrows" my iPad the second he walks through the door.

    That's one reason my post signatures change when I get home. I rarely post from home on the iPad, because I can't get a hold of it.

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    Well. We have world peace of a sort on here. Considering the number of different countries our members come from, I'd say we are making a small start in the right direction.

    Maybe we should all invite our politicians to join the forum, so they can find out what life outside of politics is all about. It might make a difference. Who knows? I know Barack Obama has an iPad. Can you imagine him and the president of North Korea getting into a thread and chatting about gardening, or what they're having for dinner, or something.

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    For my husband and me, Christmas is about giving rather than receiving, because we pretty much buy what we want normally. Love to see the kids in our family open their gifts. We also sponsor kids and needy families at Christmas.

    I prefer to buy what I like, rather than receive what I don't want or need. I always feel bad that money has been wasted when it could've gone to charity instead. I take unwanted gifts to Goodwill immediately after Christmas, hoping they'll do at least a bit of good.
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    That's wonderful, balanced... ;)


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    I'm getting my hair done for Christmas.
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    Barack peobably has an iPad, iPod, MacBook Pro, iMac, iPhone, etc., etc., etc. lol.


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