My husband and I used to exchange gifts while the kids lived with us. My kids were great at coming up with ideas for what their dad needed. Unfortunately, I don't have that gift of knowing what gift to get. And also unfortunately, Art doesn't really know what I necessarily want either. Granted there've been a few times he hit it on the nail... and yes, I have, too. But 89.54% of the time, nope. He really should never pick clothes out for me. When we've been out shopping and he's shown a few outfits to me, it's been almost painful to keep my eyeballs from rolling upward. Just kidding... sort of.
One season, we finally came up with the perfect gift and that was nothing. Yup. We give each other nothing. In return, we receive a lot less stress. After the holiday, we go out and pick out something we'd both enjoy together. That is a lot of fun. Well, yes, most of the time it's what I really wanted but... gosh! Art says it makes him happy to see me happy and that's a gift for him. Do you buy that? Actually, Art never feels he needs anything. He says he doesn't want anything so it makes him happy if I want something. Isn't that great? Do I believe him? Yes, yes, I do, I do. He'd never lie to me.
Can you tell I had nothing to post about today? Ah well... I'm trying to get better so I can finish my shopping. This being sick is not fun. I feel like it's gone on for so long I've forgotten what it feels like to be healthy. On top of that, I'm too tired to move around but not too tired to eat so I've gained 5 pounds in 6 days!
How many more days do I have left to get my shopping done? Arrrghhhh!