One Week………… November 20, 2007Posted by Mistress B in Christmas, Health, Hubby, Kids.
One week and counting down to my op. I received all my pre-op info from the hospital the other day and have my pre-anaesthetic check tomorrow.
I have done a double grocery shop today so that poor old hubby doesn’t have to worry about much else other than perishables next week.
Swimming pool entries have been paid in advance so mum doesn’t have to worry about sending change with the kids to school next week.
Hubby FINALLY got my Christmas boxes out so I can start seeing what I’ve got and start decorating.
Its all systems go really.
Oh, I’ve tried to invite a few people to my “farewell uterus piss up” on Saturday night, but they seem to think I’m joking…………. Might change their minds when I ring them at 7pm on Sat night and slur “WHERE ARE YOU?” lol
The Wish List November 10, 2007Posted by Mistress B in Christmas, Hubby.
It’s nearly that time of year when I put together my “wish list”.
My hubby is a hit and miss gift giver. Sometimes he gets it right, sometimes he’s WAYYYYYYYY off base. he’s usually not to bad with practical stuff (like a new electric frying pan) but is hopeless at luxuries (like perfume) My hubby and I know each other quite well, but we have different interests. For example, I’m a reader, he’s not. So he could tell you that I read a lot, but probably not what I read. Or when it comes to candles, soap or perfume he could tell you that I’m sensitive to some scents, but can never quite remember which ones. They aren’t the kind of details he naturally pays attention to – it’s not part of his makeup.
Now it has become obvious to me, after many years off banging my head against the brick wall in frustration, that he and I think differently. I cannot reasonably expect him to “figure out” what would make me smile or we both end up frustrated and disappointed. Me, because I was too stubborn to admit that it was OK that he needs some help and him because he’d gotten it wrong again. So now I make him a list of things that I would like.
A few years ago I started writing my hubby a list. I know some people will say “but if I have to tell him its not a surprise”. Well no, but you won’t be disappointed either. And it gives them options.
One year, I actually handed him $200, a list and said “go fetch” as I pushed him out the door. He went to the local department store and was laughed at by one of the sales attendants for being so pathetic. BUT. I wrote that list thinking that he’d get 2 or 3 things off it and that I’d still get a surprise as I wouldn’t know which things they were.
I got a surprise all right. With some careful choices he managed to stretch the money to get every damn thing on the list!! Including a gorgeous watch that was EXACTLY what I would have picked for myself. Was the best Christmas or Birthday I’ve ever had!! And he felt GREAT because he knew I was going to like or wanted everything he got.
Now………… where did I put that Regency Jeweller’s catalogue…….. I might include some pictures with my list this year……….. LOL!
Umahhh! October 26, 2007Posted by Mistress B in Christmas.
Apparently I’ve done the norti thing and mentioned the “c” word…….. Christmas! lol.
I must admit though to freakin myself out a little last night. I was sitting here thinking “well its CJ’s b/day so its only 8 weeks till Christmas” then I thought “oh shit! I’m getting operated on in 4 weeks so need to be ready WAYYYYYY early”
I’ve taken stock today and its not as bad as I first thought.
All of hubby’s and the kids gifts are either ordered through Chrisco/Castle or on layby. I only have one niece, one nephew and parents left to acquire gifts for. One set of grandparents disapprove of us spending money on them and the kids are capable (with minimum supervision) of making chocolates and I can give CJ a small embroidered banner to make without much difficulty. The two sets of grandparents on hubby’s side only ever get photo’s from us so I just have to pick some and get nice prints made up. My parents…….. well……… I’ll think of something I”m sure! lol A voucher from the local second hand book shop for my dad and something crafty for mum. As long as I’ve figured out what I’m making before my op, I’ll be able to get it done while I”m resting up after.
The tree we usually put up the first weekend in December. Given that my op is a few days before we’ll just put it up a week early. I’m also going to drag out my boxes of stuff so I can figure out where I want things to go. I figure that sitting in bed giving orders to others about where I want things still counts as resting! lol
I just need to make a plan so that all the big jobs are taken care of before my op or by someone else. As long as I get some kind of plan together I think it should all be pretty smoothly.