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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bribe Me With Blankets and Booze!

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!

Now he's a happy camper and can brew himself a cup of coffee any time his little heart desires!

 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!


Okay, yeah, I've been hitting the bottle....you may notice that it's not full!  (wow, I look sick....not even any lipstick! and I just realized, Snuggies aren't exactly figure-flattering!  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!

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30 comments:

rosaria said...

Both gifts seem to be just right for the two of you. Yeah, even the booze; after all, how else can you keep warm in those storms.

Kristina P. said...

I was so excited to see that picture in my inbox! Can't wait to put it on my sidebar.

Clipped Wings said...

Love the photo. You're a sweetie, and so very very funny! Thanks so much for commenting on many of my posts. Makes my day.

Michelle Saunderson said...

Sounds like a great holiday. I am like you and am a cheap date, though I did get a camera this year.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Hey, blankets and booze do it for me too. Let's face it, a sparkly diamond doesn't provide you with any comfort at all really. A warm snuggly thing (even a Snuggie!) and some alcohol however, will make you feel at one with the world. :)

And your hubs must be thrilled with the coffee maker as coffee is tres important you know! In fact, I'm off to brew some right now. Happy new year, cozy lady.

life and kitchen said...

I got my husband a Keurig, too! I guess it was the gift to give this year!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

DJan said...

I think the presents were perfect for both of you. I have thought of getting one of those snugglies for myself, but I haven't yet. I look forward to your funny posts in 2011! :-)

Jen said...

Way to go Eva! I am sure Joe will love that Keurig forever., and you with your snuggly.....you will be warm and toasty.....even without booze. Booze actually, anytime, not just to warm up!!!

Brian Miller said...

my boys love their snuggies...did someone say coffee...mmm...that is the way to my heart...smiles.

tsonodablog said...

Gotta love a woman of which 'blankets and booze will get you anywhere'. LMAO I haven't met nearly enough of those women!
My MR (blech) Coffee machine is on it's last legs, so I've been thinking of a new pot. Maybe I'll look into a single cup machine. I do loves me some coffee.
And you don't need the lipstick, cause you look mahvelous dahlink.
I TOLD you that before, remember?
LOL
Terri

Bossy Betty said...

Now all you need is the Snazzy Napper to complete this picture!

Joanie said...

John gave me a Keurig for Christmas too and I love it! There is a gizmo you can get called My K-cup. It costs about $18 and it's an adapter so you can use use your own coffee in the Keurig! You can also use it for loose tea!

Lazarus said...

Excellent gifts, I think you can easily hide the booze under the Snuggie when wearing it to church or family functions!

Helene said...

OMG, how funny that I instantly though, "You HAVE to send that picture to Kristina" and here I see she's already left you a comment (because you already realized that was a fabulous idea!!!)

You look great...a very happy camper, indeed! That was so sweet of you to buy your husband the coffee maker he wanted. Sometimes making a sacrifice for their happiness is worth it. My hubby's been dying for an X-box but I was adamant against having one. But I guess my Grinch heart won over and I began researching where to get the best deal on one, figured out it was through Target and one day sent him out to Target to get some stuff for the kids and then called him on his cell phone and said, "I already paid for an X-box so just go to guest service to pick it up". He was floored!!! I didn't even care that he didn't get me anything..well, a little bit, anyway!

Claudia said...

ha nice - now you have the snuggie to warm you from the outside, the disaronno to warm you from the inside and hubby, warming your heart..smiles

glnroz said...

a happy story for all. I saw one of those gadgets..thought it might work pretty well. even hot chocolate, they say.

Retired English Teacher said...

Love it. You brought a smile to my face and a chuckle. Enjoy both.

Eva Gallant said...

ClippedWings: I try to comment on every blog I follow. I do, most of the time. Your welcome. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Michelle: I've never been really materialistic. As I say, jewelry and flowers mean little to me; I prefer practical things.

Veg: That's exactly it! I'm at one with the world!

lifeandkitchen: I hope your hubby was as happy as mine was.

Jen: I only enjoy booze in the winter...in the summer I feel like I'm having a hot flash if I drink alcohol!

Terri: Your're a liar, but a sweet one! lol You really should get one of those coffee makers. My sister has one and she's the one who convinced me to buy one for my husband, 'cause she's so happy with hers.

Laz: I hadn't thought of that! Great idea! They don't heat churches like they used to; a snuggie and some liquid warmth cold hit the spot!

Glenn: My sister uses hers for tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. She swears by it!

SherilinR said...

once you're boozed up, who gives a rip about figure flattery? i knew kristinaP would be excited to see you rocking the snuggy. lol.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I'm afraid I'd sit around in the Snuggie until about April! Good work on making your hubby think you didn't want the Keurig in the house. It heightens the surprise AND keeps him from buying one.

Reeni said...

You look so cute all snuggled up with your bottle of booze - I can't think of any place better to be on a cold, winter day! Hope you had a happy new year!

gayle said...

I bet your husband was surprised and happy! I want one!!

You are sure going to enjoy the Snugglie!

The Retired One said...

Eva,
you look ADORABLE in your Snuggie with your booze bottle. hahaaa I loved that picture!

Pastor Sharon said...

Oh, Now I'm gonna have to go buy a snuggie! That looks so warm and fuzzy!

Between the booze and the blanket, you must be the happiest camper there is!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm not judging you. I'm happy for both of you.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I love my snuggie. a little tv a snak and my snuggie and I'm happy.

Homemaker Man said...

A snuggie and a bottle of booze. That's a fire hazard.
Here's hoping you got the extra thick snuggie. The normal one is too thin.

jules said...

Nothing wrong with a snuggie and booze! Thats the way to my heart!

Pat said...

Hey - a snuggi to warm you on the OUTSIDE, and booze to warm you on the INSIDE. What's wrong with that?

Eva Gallant said...

Jules: Mine,too, apparently!