I know Christmas was more than a week ago, but I never mentioned much about the day, because I had all these other posts lined up ahead of time. Now I finally had an empty slot and had to clue you in about the holiday at our house. In the past, Hubby and I haven't done much for each other on Christmas, preferring to concentrate on the kids and grandkids. Now that we are both retired, we told our kids we would only be buying gifts for the grandkids.
With our boys being in their late 30s, they pretty much have everything they want, and any toys they might want that they don't have are probably priced too high for our budgets, anyway. So, we bought things for the little ones and called it good. I made a pasta dinner for everyone on Christmas Eve, and spent that time with the kids and grandkids that are here in Maine.
However, for the two of us, this Christmas was a double win! I surprised my husband with the Keurig Mini-Plus Coffee Brewer. He drinks coffee; I don't. He's been talking about getting one for months. I kept saying that it was too expensive, another gadget to clutter up my kitchen couter, a waste of money, yadda, yadda, yadda. (The whole time I was a little afraid he was going to buy one anyway, and worked very hard to give him the impression I would be furious if he did!)
Needless to say, he was totally floored when he opened his present! He couldn't believe his eyes. I had totally convinced him that I was not in favor of acquiring this appliance! It was so much fun to surprise him that way!
The day was a win for me, too! I wanted a Snuggie--I'm old, don't judge me! So my two favorite presents were, you guessed it, my Snuggie and a bottle of Disaronno!
What figure, you ask.)
There were other goodies under the tree, but the highlights were the ones mentioned above! See, I've always been a cheap date. I never wanted to be showered with expensive jewelry and flowers, but blankets and booze will get you anywhere!