1. Roomba - I love clean carpet. I have two hairy dogs, two cats and a toddler. Clean carpet is hard to come by. When my husband cleans this guy out, I can just hit the button on the way out the door for work in the morning. Voila! Continuously clean carpet. My feminist, 18-year old self would probably punch me in the eye for wanting this gift. The pushing-40 version of me LOVES it.
2. Dansko Clogs - here's something else the 18-year old me would probably hate. The pushing-40 me needs some comfortable shoes because her dogs are barking! These are the best. shoes. ever.
3. A crock pot that can travel! Okay, I am only on number three and realize that I am old and boring. I might need to spice it up a bit in 2012. Anyway...my old crock pot broke, otherwise I would never have replaced it because I am cheap. However, since it broke, I decided to spring for the version with clamp-down handles which makes for easy traveling. The crock pot is the hinge pin of my cooking. I love being at work while a healthy, home made dinner cooks for the family.
4. A beautiful Christmas flower arrangement sent by my mother and father in-law. It doesn't matter how old I get, I still love getting flowers. They are frivilous and a ridiculous waist of money and I love them. And this came with such a beautiful "vase", a sleigh that we can keep and use year after year in our decorating. Nailed it with this one, Mum! Love it!
I'll leave it at those five for now. I am blessed. I hope you have been too!