Monday, December 22, 2008


There is nothing so romantic as purchasing a nice, non-cheap item that you need, like a pair of boots, and your husband saying something like, "Um, can this be your Christmas present?" When asked that particular question, the answer is always NO. I have a new strategy--purchasing what I need to purchase, and then stating firmly, "This is my Christmas gift."

So far this year, I haven't made the purchase. I made a certain purchase at a certain Coach store for my birthday ("This is my birthday present.") and I'm actually thinking that might be good enough. But you never know...

This morning as I was preparing breakfast for Ellie and me, I realized, to my horror, that the dishwasher had stopped working. Honestly, it was more like the @#$%&* dishwasher flat out @#$%&* busted. I even kicked it to make sure it was dead. Dead dead dead.

I guess we're getting a dishwasher for Christmas.

NO, this can't be my Christmas present.


parrish fam said...

I am really loving your post. I don't know how I forgot how funny you are! Merry Christmas!

Tony and Heather said...

I am so sorry about the dishwasher. (I am also glad to know that I'm not the only one who uses $%#^@...and I will confess that I kicked the screen door the other day after Afton sabotaged dinner for my parents and brother and rendered it inedible...)

Meggin said...

Ooooh, bummer! That is the worst, especially at this time of the year when money goes fast and lots of bakig is happening! Sorry!