|The Christmas bounty wrap-up
||[Dec. 27th, 2006|10:28 am]
--I didn't even know they made them. But now I own one. Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree, complete with one red glass ornament. Ferrett gave it to me Christmas evening, and we watched A Charlie Brown Christmas. Last night Amy got here and when she spotted it all she could do was squeal "Omigod, omigod, omigod!" over and over. It's wonderful.
--I'm an easy person to buy Christmas presents for, but a terrible person to ask what she wants for Christmas. I can never think of anything that I want, yet when Christmas comes I'm always pleasantly surprised by the gifts I get - how thoughtful they are, how well people must know me to know that I wanted this thing I didn't realize I wanted.
But this year, two days before Christmas, I was suddenly stricken with the knowledge of exactly what I wanted - that sort of how could I have not remembered that I wanted this knowledge. But two days before Christmas is a really bad time to announce to your sweetie (who has made it clear that he has already taken care of your Christmas presents) what it is you really want. So I kept my mouth shut.
Imagine my delight when he gave me exactly what I wanted - a weight bench. We have a weight machine, but it lacks a bench where you can lie down for bench presses or flies. This one inclines and declines. We spent Christmas evening assembling its many parts, and this morning I hefted iron from a reclined position on it.
Of course he knew. I've been talking about it off and on for months. There was no reason for him not to know. But it's so sweet that he remembered. I am happy.
--To accompany this great gift, he also gave me a gift certificate for a massage and for a two-hour massage class for the two of us with a licensed masseuse. Looking at our schedule, we probably will get to use them in, oh, March. Maybe.
--I also got two beautiful necklaces, a great quilting book, a wonderful herb encyclopedia, the Star Trek Borg Collection (whee!!!), the feature-packed edition of Meet Me In St. Louis (it made suzieboz laugh that I squee-ed over it, since I had specifically told her that that was what I wanted, but I'm old and forgetful so it still surprised me), a great nightshirt - pale blue with red fuzzy letters that say, "Trust Me, I'm a Lawyer" - and gift certificates to Barnes & Noble and Bucca di Beppo. Oh, and some great note cards with envelopes from Ferrett's Grammy, something I really needed. And tonight I get to open my present from Amy. So it was a fine Christmas haul!