Each year, as the holidays draw near, I eagerly anticipate the joys of the season.
I look forward to the yummy holiday dinners I share with my family. (Let's face it. . . any meal that can combine potatoes and marshmallows is a winner!)
I look forward to the fun of holiday decor. The bright colors and shiny decorations always bring a sparkle to my day. (Although organizers of the nativity animal scene take note: Please make sure that the donkeys refrain from playing "horseback" with each other while we visit your display. Thank you very much!)
And, as the days become more crisp, I also look forward to holiday shopping.
I know. I know.
You think that I am crazy.
And, truth be told, I probably am. I just love hunting for a deal or a special memento to give to the ones that I love. I like to give my friends and family members just a small token to let them know that I am thinking of them.
And this year, I have found a gem of a gift that I know that each and every recipient will cherish.
(And, if President Obama is not to your liking, Joseph Enterprises also offers a Chia Lady Liberty and a Chia Abraham Lincoln.)
After all, it's the least that I can do to show that I care.
*******Author's note . . . Apparently, this little Chia is causing a great controversy. He has been banned by Walgreen's stores according to a CNN report because he is seen by some to be "racist." While that was not my take on the gift, I can certainly appreciate and validate that opinion. I just wrote this post to poke a little fun at those of us that take gift buying a bit too seriously, and because I thought that it was ridiculous to put any president on a chia pet. I mean, how does a President of the United States rank with the likes of the Shrek or Scooby Doo chia? Seriously?!? That said, when I first spied the Obama chia I did chuckle. So, readers, I ask you. Is the hoopla warranted? Should Obama chia be banned, or are we all taking ourselves a bit too seriously?************