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12 December 2011 @ 03:30 pm
My Christmas Wish List  
Christmas Wish List

I saw this on a friend's journal and thought 'why not?' So here it is:
Instructions:
Step One
- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Steve/Danny icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for Reboot Action Figure") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics, icons, e-cards, ect), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, so that the holiday joy will spread.
Step Two
- Surf around your friends list (or friends friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Newfoundland for free, let your heart guide you.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out - it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not - that's up to you.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

  1. I wish that everyone would be a little kinder to each other. We should let the person with a gallon of milk to get in front of us at the grocery store. Smile at people we don't know. Let the person waiting to turn left get out before we go by. Return our grocery carts to the corral and take the one that the mother of the small child used.
  2. I want everyone to tell those who are most important to them just that. Never take it for granted that they know how you feel!
  3. I would like for my stories to inspire someone to make art just for them. 
  4. I would really like a copy of Photoshop so I can make my own wicked-cool icons.
  5. I would to be hired for paying editing jobs or referrals to those who need content help on their websites. Since I quit my job to freelance, freelance jobs would be really really helpful!
  6. Recipes for relatively easy dinner meals. Being the stay-at-home one, making dinner is part of the deal. But I am a pretty horrible cook. That whole ADD thing kicks in.
  7. I want us all to accept ourselves and each other just the way we are with no labels and no preconceived notions of what is 'normal.'
  8. I have a very tiny Amazon list here
  9. I really need a new MacBook Pro. Mine isn't going to last much longer.
  10. Or I would take an iPad. I'm easy.
  11. I wish that anyone who takes the time to read this knows I appreciate it. And I will happily accept wishes for a very Merry Christmas. Those could be sent to tkeylasunset at yahoo dot com.

There is a community for posting them as well: wish_list

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all!
 
 
 
Umai Hoshi: Hugglefairyniamh on December 12th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
I can't buy you photoshop... but I can suggest you try GIMP. It takes some playing with to get used to... but it's free and once you learn how to navigate it you won't know how you lived without it! (And I used to have photoshop and now won't use it because GIMP is easier to use.)

After I get some sleep I'll come back with some recipes. *hugs*

Remember you are loved. *more hugs*
Are 6 dogs too many?: TOS Miseltoetkeylasunset on December 12th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! ((((hugs to you))))

I downloaded gimp. I don't get it yet but I'm reading the instructions - something I generally avoid!

I look forward to the recipes.

Thank you again!
Umai Hoshifairyniamh on December 20th, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
Recipes
Promised you some. So here goes:

Oddball Cookbook (let)

I am an oddball cook. I hate cooking from scratch (most things) but I love taking pre-made or packaged things and turning them into, what I consider, a tasty meal. So take what you will and enjoy.

Grossmamma Baum's Basic Yeast Bread: (Makes 3 regular loaves)

3 Cups Warm Water
2 Cakes (or packages) of Yeast
1/4 cup Honey (or use 1/2 cup sugar)
3 tsp Salt
5 Level Tsp Shortening (or vegetable oil. Do not use Olive, sunflower, coconut, or low temp oils)
Unsifted Flour (I use unbleached wheat flour.)

Dissolve Yeast in the warm water then add honey, salt, and shortening. Once those are dissolved add flour until no more can me added. (Dough should be elastic) Knead then store in warm place to rise. Let it sit and double in size. Once it has doubled punch down and knead again - pinch into loaves. Let loaves rise for approximately 1 hour. Bake for 40 minutes or until the loaves sound hollow when thumped with the back of a spoon. Remove and lightly wipe the tops with: Butter, oil, or shortening.

I have added (After first punch down): Trail Mix, Dried Peaches, Dried Apricots, Dried Apples, Raisins and Cinnamon, cheese, jalapenos (Pickled)*, Parmesan, Various Herbs, and many other things each loaf coming out tasting wonderful.

*Jalapenos need to be dried out in the oven first or use more flour.

Chili Cornbread Casserole

2 cans of chili (15 oz)
1 package Cornbread Mix (6oz) *I prefer not to use Corn Muffin Mix as it makes the dish sweet*
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Put chili in the bottom of a 9x9 casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese on top of chili. Prepare Cornbread according to Direction on the package and pour into casserole dish. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes or until cornbread is fully cooked. Let rest for 5 minutes the cut and serve.

Mull Again Stew

1lb of beef (ground hamburger meat or Carne Asada Meat)
1 medium onion (Diced)
3 cups potatoes (Frozen, canned, or fresh)
15 oz peas (Frozen or canned - Drained)
15 oz corn (Frozen or canned- Drained)
1 ½ cups carrot (Canned or fresh)
1 small can of mushrooms (Optional)
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 28 oz can or tomato sauce
2 cups Vegetable Juice (V8 though the generic works great with this.)
Water or beef broth (Varied amount depending on the thickness you want)
Salt to taste
In a large Pot cook Hamburger meat and diced onions. Once browned add potatoes, Carrots (If raw), tomato sauce, and 1 cup water; cook until veggies are soft then add the rest of the canned/frozen veggies and cook until hot. If stew is too thick add more water/broth.

German Style Meatloaf

1 lb Hamburger Meat
1 lb Breakfast Sausage
1 large onion (Diced)
1 ½ cups shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded potatoes
1 large egg
½ cup oatmeal
6 sliced of Bacon (halved and Raw)
1 can of tomato soup

Preheat oven to 375. Mix everything, but the soup and bacon, in a bowl. Place mixture into a large ungreased loaf pan. Place bacon slices on top bake for 1 hour pull out and drain grease. Pour undiluted tomato soup on top place back in the oven for half an hour (Or until meat is done) let set for 10 minutes and serve.

Broccoli Rice Casserole

4 cups cooked rice
1 small bag of frozen broccoli
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 large onion (diced)
1 tbs minced garlic
1 jar (15 oz) Cheez Whiz (Or generic equivalent of)
2 tbs Butter/margarine

In a large skillet melt butter and sauté onions and garlic. Turn heat to medium then add broccoli, both soups, and cheez whiz; heat until warm. Place warm rice in a large bowl then add sauce mixture. Stir well and serve (If rice is cold just pop it in the microwave for a few minutes *covered* once sauce has been added.)

Umai Hoshi: Goofy (KU)fairyniamh on December 20th, 2011 08:51 am (UTC)
Re: Recipes
One of these days I will actually finish it... o.0 Scary thought lol. But something you should look for is Quick Cooking Cook Books/Magazines. I honestly love those things.
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on December 20th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Recipes
OMG Thank you so much! Yummmmmm... Can't wait to try these out. You should finish it!
Umai Hoshi: Grin (Black Hat)fairyniamh on December 20th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Recipes
Glad you like them. The only problem I have with finishing it is converting how I usually measure into actual measurements. Meaning I will use a random cup, the palm of my hand, or pure guess work to measure things... I'm an intuitive cook who was taught by intuitive cooks. XD

But when I do finish it you will be amongst the first to receive a copy. :)