Christmas Procrastination 101

Yesterday, the Mr and I finally were bitten by the Christmas spirit.  That means we looked at the calendar and screamed, "Holy Crap! Any presents going out-of-town have to ship on Monday! How did this happen?" It's almost as if we both popped out of being in a coma for months and are trying to make up for lost time.  It happens once a year. It just happened a lot later this year. After work, we went out to lunch to plan our strategy. I might drink a few times a year, if that. I was seriously debating on getting a tequila shot to steady my nerves before shopping among the masses. We discussed our list and which stores we wanted to hit. We were in agreement that we would avoid the mall like the plague. I'm not a big mall fan during the year. The thought of going a week before Christmas gives me facial tics. I think I feel one coming on now just writing about it. We bundled ourselves into the car. Both silent and somber as we drove to the first store. An outsider looking at us would think … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Husband Birthday Card Shopping Can Be Hard

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Mr. Bernie's birthday is coming up on Saturday. Last year was his 50th. birthday, so that meant a party during Thanksgiving and big presents. This year, we were so blessed with gifts from the wedding, its hard to know what to get him. Yesterday, after work, Mr. Bernie dropped me off at the mall so he could go do some manly stuff at Home Depot. Drool over the snow-blowers and beat his chest at other manly items. Buy cat food and other assorted fun items like that. When he dropped me off, I flew to the Hallmark store, exited about my first Husband birthday card. I had been looking forward to this for a whole week. I practically ran to the cards section to find his card. I tell you have not been this excited about buying a card in years. I stood in front of the cards, gasping after my rush to the store. I scanned the cards and my heart fell. That had about eight cards that said, Husband on them. Eight, I counted them! What kind of cruel joke is this? All my life it seemed as if the … [Read more...]

~Bernie