Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Jack Gives Me a Lot of Gifts

I'm not a big fan of getting gifts.

I have too much stuff, and I don't usually want more stuff.

I feel like I'm drowning in stuff.

When Jack talks about getting me a present, I tell him to give me hugs or draw a picture.

The other night he decided to give me a huge bunch of imaginary gifts. He gave me thirteen gifts. I would pretend to open them, and he would tell me what they are. I can't remember all of them, but I do know they were all Australia related.

Here's some I remember.

1. A virtual Australia map. I think it was like a map with various webcams.

2. A big heavy statue of Captain Cook

3. A Captain Cook Lego set.

I'm not sure why he thinks I like Captain Cook so much.

4. An opal necklace that comes with a book about opals

5. A kangaroo Build-a-Bear stuffed animal.

6. A folded paper that you unfold and it turns into a map of Australia. It includes Tasmania.

7. A quilt with Aboriginal artwork on it

8. A didgeridoo which he pronounced as ginger-e-doo.

a remote control flying wildlife rescue helicopter

10. Tickets to Australia--I'm assuming these are plane tickets.

11. An Australian dollar

I love virtual gifts.

Note: I am still having other blogs say that my post links to their posts. I have no idea why this is happening. It's very odd. I do apologize for it because I feel it's kind of like false advertising. But I'm not quite sure how to stop it.


  1. How sweet :) And what a good idea!

  2. That's so cute, what an imagination he has.

  3. MsJamie: I thought it was so fun. I love pretend gifts.

    Cherryblossom: Hi! I haven't seen you for awhile. I hope you're doing okay!!

  4. That's too funny! How very creative.

  5. I think the random linkage thing is a problem with blogger, I'm seeing erroneous links from my blog to other people's blogs all over the place as well as links from other's blogs to mine showing up in the "links to this post" section. I've hidden backlinks because it was annoying me.

    My bet is it has something to do with the automatic blogroll links being mistaken for real links.

    Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with virtual gifts (and a couple of real ones!) and actual joy :)

  6. He has got a lot of imagination. I am glad to see you keep mentioning husband will be pleased as he goes for wilderness walks there all the time. Are you planning on doing any?

    The linking thing has happened with wordpress seems to me to be any blogs that i have commented on....even if months before....are now showing up as incoming links. I did find someone that way who actually linked to me on their blogroll but I had never commented on their blog so it was weird...have you thought of asking in the help forum at Blogger?

  7. Bona Fide Mama: Thank you! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    Mim: I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. I think you're right about the blogroll thing.

    Magikquilter: I looked at the Blogger help page, but couldn't find anything. It's not causing me a lot of grief so I probably won't do too much to pursue it. I just found it odd. I feel better knowing it's happening to other people!! I don't mind being weird...but I want other people to be weird with me ; )