By Melissa Hughes - For Weekender

Girl Talk: You’re never too old to write to Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas

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It’s that time of year when we realize how grateful we are for the things and people we have in life. I am truly blessed with an amazing family, terrific friends and a vast shoe collection, among other things, of course.

While being grateful for the things we have, there are still many things in life we want, both material and not. I have read my daughter’s Christmas list and also shopped a wish list for a shelter family for the holidays.

Everyone has a wish list, so I thought I would share mine. Maybe there is a secret Santa out there who can make a few dreams come true.

1. A few more hours in the day. Maybe life is just so fast paced that it flies past in the blink of an eye, but if I could have a few hours where time could stand still and I could breathe in the beauty of the world and people around me, I would be forever grateful.

2. Warmer weather. I am not a fan of snow or cold. I know, I choose to live in NEPA and cold winters and snowy days are just a part of life here, but a mild winter is certainly on my wish list.

3. Orgasms. The gift that keeps on giving.

4. Brownies and cookies that won’t go right to my thighs. I love my family, but genetics are a bastard. I am cursed with a sweet tooth and slow metabolism. I work hard to keep in shape to the best of my ability with the time I have, but that doesn’t stop the body shamers from adding their two cents.

5. A winning season for the Red Sox. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

6. Random acts of kindness. If every person who reads this goes out and does one nice thing for someone today, that would be the greatest gift ever. There are so many people in need this time of year and you really do feel so much better about yourself when you do something kind for a stranger.

7. Please refer again to No. 3.

8. Shoes. A girl can never have too many shoes.

9. A great night in with my girlfriends. Wine, laughter, dirty jokes, good food. It has been far too long since this went down and I really think some memories need to be made.

10. A smile for everyone who got all the way to number 10. Google search your first name and glamour shots, it will make you laugh. Take time to remember the last time you laughed so hard that you peed. It will probably still make you laugh. Hug someone special, kiss them if you dare and finally, if you really need a massive smile, refer again to No. 3.

Melissa Hughes is a 30-year-old single mother of one. Girl Talk started as a telltale horror story of the city’s most epic dating disasters and evolved into a column about love, life experiences and growing up. Melissa has a weekly TV segment on PA Live, WBRE, discussing activities in Weekender and a Girl Talk radio segment every Wednesday on 98.5 KRZ.

Maybe Santa can’t get what’s on this list, but take note anyway

By Melissa Hughes

For Weekender

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Melissa Hughes is a 30-year-old single mother of one. Girl Talk started as a telltale horror story of the city’s most epic dating disasters and evolved into a column about love, life experiences and growing up. Melissa has a weekly TV segment on PA Live, WBRE, discussing activities in Weekender and a Girl Talk radio segment every Wednesday on 98.5 KRZ.