I realize itís better to give than to receive, and I know the spirit of Christmas involves giving to others. Iíll all for that.
However, over the past five years of so, Iíve treated myself to a birthday present and a Christmas present. Sometimes itís something really small and inexpensive, sometimes itís something that costs more than I would normally spend on myself. But itís always something I donít really ďneedĒ, would really like to have and would make me smile.
So, this Christmas Iíve whittled down my list and Iím going to have to make a choice.
A pound of those fat, jumbo whole cashews and half a dozen maple-walnut cream candies covered with chocolate from a gourmet candy store.
A bar of soap and a shower gel from lafco.com (never bought anything from them but Lafco soaps are on Oprahís favorite things list).
Ummmmm, I can smell those cashews as I type.