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New Car NovemberThe fact that I purchased a new car for myself to celebrate Christmas and my birthday was more practical than anything. It hasn’t been a bad gift for myself though. Lord knows, I have worked my butt off trying to get my life on a more normal and livable path. That new car has done wonders for me. The get up and go factor has been a nice addition. It is comfortable and I don’t have to worry about it breaking down if I decide to go somewhere. Yes, it is a big addition to my life. It was worth all the effort and I’m still excited. I could argue that I got my Christmas early. But, what else was on my wish list?

1.  A NEW LAPTOP  –  My exes were addicted to porn. Trying to be nice when their computers were on the fritz, I allowed them to use my computer to check email and so forth. That’s only part of what they did. Now the computer I work on is sluggish, and I cannot see m to clear all the clutter and malware off of it. For me, starting over with a clean slate would be ideal. It is something that will happen sooner or later. But, the new machine was on my wish list for Christmas.

2. A CAMERA & CAMCORDER –  I enjoy putting pictures with the blog. I’d love to be able to use my own photos more often but, I need a better camera. And I want to start something new in a Youtube channel. So I need a decent camera for that as well.

Clicking the image will take you to the site where you can get your own.

Clicking the image will take you to the site where you can get your own.

3. THE ERIN CONDREN LIFE PLANNER – 2015 is going to be a busy year for me. I have so many goals. I’ve learned to live with my personal planer. There is no reason this tool can’t be something stylish and fun though. I love the Erin Condren line because it is so practical and fashionable. I started to get it for myself back in July. But I was urged to wait so that people would have things to buy for my birthday and Christmas. We’ll see if I get it. If not, this will be a mid-year purchase for me.

4.  A FOUNTAIN PEN – Every writer works long hand at some point. If you ever do any serious writing you’ll know the frustration of using a bad ballpoint pen to work with. I’ve become fascinated with fountain pens. I got a taste of using one at the release of my book THE FALLEN. I would still be using it if it weren’t for the fact that I’m not able to find any refill cartridges for this particular brand. So, I would like to have a nice one with a good supply of ink and the ability to refill it often. I am doing more by hand with the job and it would be nice.

Smashbooks

5. A NEW SMASHBOOK –  This Smashbook phenomena is something that I love. It’s like a scrapbook and journal all in one but it isn’t as formal.  Now, I love to do this and it is a great way to document the year’s events. So, I’m excited to get a new one for 2015.

6. GIFTCARDS – I’m in need of new clothes and new reading material so gift cards to shops like Barnes & Noble, Avenue (my go-to clothing), Catherine’s, Lane Bryant, or even just the generic Visa ones or Walmart would be nice this year. I could get some things that I need and pick them out.  Besides, shopping is always fun.

My list isn’t that long. And there isn’t really anything on it that I can’t get myself over the course of the year. But it’s almost time to open presents. So we’ll see what I get from the list.

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