Sunday, November 12, 2006

WISH BOOKS

When I was a little girl I would impatiently wait for the Sears Christmas catalog to come in the mail.  My sisters, brother and I would flip straight through to the toy section and put our initials next to the toys we wanted just in case 'Santa' happened across our catalog and needed help selecting something for us.  As I got older, the Spiegel catalog became my new wish book.

Now... its the Cabelas catalog!  Within those pages you can find just about everything imaginable in camouflage.  Including... underwear?  I asked Dickidoo why anyone would need camouflage underwear, and do you know what he said?  So nothing can see you when you have to 'go' in the woods. 

Hello Dickidoo... wouldn't you have to pull down those camouflage drawers to 'go' in the woods, or do you plan on going 'through' them?  And then your big white butt will stand out like a full moon at midnight... unless you get a camouflage tattoo all over your buns.  Hey yeah, there's an idea!  A camouflage butt tattoo!

My other favorite catalog is the Swiss Colony catalog.  Oh my gracious, the stuff in those glossy pages!  The cheese, the sausages, the chocolates, the luscious desserts, the petit fours (my personal favorites!).  I haven't been able to afford to order from them for a couple of years, but I look forward to getting the catalog every year.

In this age of technology we have full color online catalogs available to us at the click of a button, but there is something extra special about curling up on the sofa surrounded by kids as we dream and drool over the colorful pages of a holiday gift catalog.  Later I will browse more leisurely on my own, and no doubt I will find the Oompas initials next to something that caught their eye.  This year there is a big 'J' next to a deer pattern silverware set.  The corner of the page is also turned down because sometimes 'Santa' has a hard time getting subtle hints.

(Happy Birthday Daddy and George!)

16 comments:

jeadie05 said...

I hope Santa can take a hint ,love looking through catalogs myself ...love Janxx

jckfrstross said...

we did the same thing:) have a good week:)

Deb

deshelestraci said...

My five year old had a blast going through thr Toysrus catalog.  Good memories!
Traci

jlocorriere05 said...

There's definitely something good about looking through catalogues and dreaming! Jeannette xx  

coelha said...

I remember that Sears Christmas catalogue!!  What fun, ans simple times those were.  I would go directly to the back to look at the dolls!  Julie :)  

nightmaremom said...

OMG!  I remember.. not it's ToysRUs... lol
d

winivere2002 said...

How old are you again?! LOL @ how old do you have to be to have waited for the Sears Xmas catalog?! What does it feel like to get actual presents in your childhood?!!!!!!!!!!

winivere2002 said...

PS... I thought this was a cleaning journal. LOL

ambassadorsinte said...

Daddy says "Thanks for the birthday wish"  and yes I well remember those dog-eared catalogs with the cryptic checks.  Spiegel's Catalog was a life saver while we were in "Mutton Country"  those five years, yeah?

Daddy Loves You

adlessor said...

I remember how the Sears catalog would keep the kids amused for hours selecting what they wanted from Santa and then rechecking their selection.  Very quite children. LOL   I still love to get catalogs.   Congrats on your well earned VIVI award.        Dawn

chemelia2672 said...

I remember the Sears Christmas catalog like it was yesterday.

heathermarie3073 said...

I'm new to your journal (found it through the VIVI awards), and I end up laughing every time I come here.  Don't worry, it's not AT you... well it is sort of because it's your thoughts I'm laughing at.   Anyway, love the camouflage story.  
xoxo, Heather

rjet33 said...

ROFL, Jody.  A camouflage butt tattoo.  Hee hee............I lost my beloved FIL on 10/25.  Please keep my hubby's family in your prayers.  I did a tribute to him in my journal.  He will be sorely missed.  He was like a second Dad to me for the last 28 years!~

Blessings!~

Susan

missheathyrmaree said...

I STILL, at 22 years old, go through the Toys R Us Catalog and pick out toys I'd love to have! LOL!  And the Sears Catalog?  I soooo know what you mean! ha ha.
The holidays are coming! Woot!
(Where is our little stained glass counter down thingy?)
xox,
H

sdoscher458 said...

Oh boy don't mention that Cabelas catalog.  Joe has his heated socks and is salivating over the big catalog.  I might wind up with a tent pitched in my backyard!
He wants to go hunting, everybody backs out on him poor boy.....Sandi

princesssaurora said...

I loved when the Wish Book came too... sitting there looking at all the magical things....

be well,
Dawn