A Wish List, Of Sorts

Loyal readers, I know, I know, I know….I haven’t been around in more than a week.

But, I actually have a real excuse this time. And that excuse is you. Well, most of you.

You see, in the spirit of the season, I’ve been doing my ‘shopping.’ And, the results are below as I present my wish list for those that read me the most — the folks on my blog roll. If you’re like, “Mike, did it really take you a week to figure out what you’d get everyone if you could actually get something for everyone?”

Well, of course not, but work with me here, would you?

And, fear not faithful readers not on my blog roll. I do have something for you.

To you, I offer my thanks. My thanks for sticking around and wanting to read what’s going on in my mind (and in my life). Why you keep coming back is beyond me, but you do. And that’s cool. Very cool. Granted, I’m not on the most read list of blogs in the world, but it’s cool to get your feedback — or even just know that you’re out there.

And, one of my resolutions will be to update this blog a bit, including the roll. So stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, it’s gift giving time:

Beta Mom — For you, I wish for the motivation to keep your blog going. I know you’ve been crazy swamped and stuff. But, please, we want more. Well, at least I do. You’re hysterical. Mrs. Daniels has nothing on you!

Breaking Ice and Making Nice — For you, I wish for continued strength and patience. You have been somewhat of a nomad, and you’ve done it all for love. And no doubt CDR realizes it. And, I’m sure those kids realize it. I’m just glad your nomadic ways brought you by these parts for a bit. (Was this enough to get a French Silk Pie?!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Game Six — For you, I was going to hope for a Dolphins win, but that just happened. I’ve had to re-think a bit. Rock Star, but that would partially be for me. Success for the Huskies. For the Mets pain to go away. And, perhaps for a productive intern.

Hank and Willie — For you, I wish for more time here in the office! I know, I know, but you’re the best neighbor I know and Thursdays and Fridays aren’t the same without you. Oh, and I also wish for you to continue to advise me as I take the very slow steps of purchasing a new camera. A little selfish, but oh well.

I’ll Think About That Tomorrow — For you, I wish for a peaceful holiday season. And I wish for you to be able to show Mifflin all that Connecticut has to offer, including a special place down by the river! I also wish you success as May fast approaches. No doubts here in your future success.

Insta’ Family — For you, I wish for patience and understanding. Not everyone can walk into the situation you are — Insta’ Mom. There’s no rule book or guide book, that’s for sure. But, if I know Miss Shannon, she can handle it. And I’m sure she is, despite the frustrations that come along the way.

It’s All About Hallie — For you, I wish for continued friendship. You rock. And, my gosh, if anyone deserves a getaway, it’s you. How you balance it all amazes me. It truly does. Those three boys better realize how lucky they are.

Kwarter Life Crisis — For you, I wish for an open mind to realize how good the Patriots really are! Just kidding. Really. For you, I truly offer my thanks. While I haven’t seen the project yet, your willingness to take on something that will be so meaningful to me and my family is just, well, cool.

Michelle’s Reality — For you, I wish for a return to the blogging world. I know you are beyond busy at your (fabulous) new job. But, my gosh, I even admit to reading about your lessons in helping us all become more green. And for me to even say that, is, well, you know.

Rad Fanny — For you, I wish for a truly happy season. And for you and I to become the founding members of the Pushing Daisies fan club. And, as a gift to you, I will update my blog roll to your new home. Just because I haven’t commented doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading.

Such Great Heights — For you, I wish for 2008 to be your happiest. What a year it will be for you. One of my favorite things has been being able to share this year with you. And, who knows, maybe your real gift will come some time in January!

Sunny’s Side of Life — For you, I wish for Doug (not your’s!) to realize who you are! And, well, I wish that we can find common ground on our senses of humor. We’ve got to find something we both find LOL funny. Right? There’s got to be something!

These Little Moments — For you, I wish you never left. But, I’m over that. Honest. Like Clink, your 2008 is going to be fabulous. I wish for you to continue to enjoy these little moments as you continue to climb the career ladder and, more importantly, as you continue to climb with Michael.

This Corner of the Earth — For you, I wish for strength in relationships — to continue to share time and focus with Mark and, more importantly, to find peace with your Mom — something you have been so open about. Oh, and I also wish for 19-0!

Tortious — For you, I wish for something musical. I know that sounds strange. But when I first started stalking your blog, I realized I was going to like you when I read your favorite songs. And, in your last post, I love the title, very appropriate. And very honest writing. I wish that continues.

Wearing Stilettos, Living on a Farm — For you, I wish for you to be back here. And, while you’re at it, bring back your husband, too, would you? But, in the absence of that, I wish for continued friendship and laughter. And, I was secretly wishing you would start a blog, and I’m really glad you did.

When Life Was Easy — For you, I wish forย Mary to someday realize (if she doesn’t already) how crazy her dad is. In a complete good way, of course.ย Because, with you, there’s no other way.

So, there you have it. My wish list for some of my fellow bloggers and my loyal readers.

I do hope you’re holiday is full of fun, laughter and love. It is the point, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Things will be hectic the next few days. But I’ll be back with pictures and stories, I’m sure. In the meantime, I got nothin’.


17 Comments on “A Wish List, Of Sorts”

  1. Fritz says:

    why mr. jennings that is the nicest thing i have ever read! i have a little tear here at work! i wish you all the happiness this season and eagerly look forward to reading your blog, thanks for the patience!

  2. elizabethews says:

    Ah, thanks, man… that was so nice and so different! I’m sorry, but I’m not coming back this time. I saw the errors of my ways and I’m going to stay away. But we’re still only 3 miles away from each other – why do we NEVER hang out??? What is wrong with us??? Let’s plan to get together and share a Stott’s pie ASAP! Merry Christmas!

  3. Molly says:

    That was freaking awesome.

    For you, I wish a happy and healthy 2008 filled with well-behaved children and continual reaching of of your 40 by 40 goal. I also wish that we could share a brownie to celebrate ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Clink says:

    This is the best blog post in the history of blog posts.

    No really. It made me smile a really big smile.

    And for 2008 I wish you health, happiness and more quotes from your son that you can use as blog fodder to entertain us all.

    Also for 2008, I hope that we get a chance to meet (for drinks even! Not just lunch!)

  5. Stephanie says:

    Mike, I agree with Clink – THE BEST blog post ever! So thoughtful and sweet.

    I wish you health (and great progress on your 40 by 40!) and happiness with your two wonderful, beautiful children, wife, and glorious Patriots! This is New England’s year!

  6. christine says:

    i’m all choked up, friend. i deeply admire you, and your approval and encouragement mean the world to me. seriously. you are legen… wait for it… dary. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Jess says:

    This is such a cute post! For you, I wish a fabulous birthday in 2008… since that will be a big day for both of us!

  8. Stormy says:

    Thanks man. Much appreciated.

    Sweet post…

  9. La says:

    Well that just made my day! Thank you!

    I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful holiday season, and I’ll see you at the first meeting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Beta Mom says:

    Oh Mikey…I just luvs you. I blogged today just for you!
    Yours in 1876,
    Beta Mom

  11. Mike YOU ARE THE BEST! I wish you the best this 2008! You are a great friend! Keep up the great work!
    Hallie

  12. Man, I was really hoping for a puppy, Mike. But okay, I’ll take the thanks instead. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know when the package arrives today!

  13. L B says:

    MIKE!!!!!!!! I could cry. Thank you so much, that might be the best Christmas present I could receive. Thank you. And I love the idea you are so creative. Have a very merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Anna says:

    You know, no one at home is appreciating my attempts at humor on Thursdays and Fridays, so maybe I ought to just go where I’m wanted. Thanks for the great “gift”โ€”and a merry christmas to all the mikesgotnothing family!

  15. Chelle says:

    Who knew a guy could be super duper, warm -n- fuzzy? I’m impressed… And thankful for your friendship.

    Here’s to a fab year ahead!

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. cdp says:

    I’m definitely agreeing with Clink about the fabulosity of this post! And thank you for my musical gift . . . I must say that these holidays have left me with a happy song in my heart.

    Wishing you peace and warmth this holiday and all the days that follow.

  17. JenBun says:

    What a sweet and amazing thing for you to do for your friends and readers! I’m glad I’m joining such a cool club! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jenny


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