Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Surprise? Not

Excy's getting the latest I-phone and apps for Christmas. Concerned he might read this and find out? Don't be. He's never read my blog -- I think he thinks it's a diary -- (yeah, one lots of people read, duh). Besides, he already knows. I tried to field the inevitable em and UPS package but to no avail. I couldn't send it to the p's because then I'd worry if it didn't arrive or they wouldn't be home, or there would be confusion, or something. I'm no good at lack of control. Sometimes I work on this fault, sometimes not. But even though Excy knows about it, he actually told me he's "excited" which is a first - Excy doesn't get excited about 'things.' I'm glad. I saved up forever and he's wanted one since they first came out.

But he's predictable in his gift desires -- great Scotch, real Vermont maple syrup, a B&N gift card, lemon curd, stuff like that always is welcome...I wanted something on his 62nd birthday, today, (which he is spending getting a CT scan, the only time they could arrange one), giving him something he couldn't predict. I ordered some real lamb's wool mocs. At the store I told the salespeople they were a gift, and had the woman write on the slip that they were a gift and when they called they needed to say "your shoes are ready" or something like that. So I was royally pissed when Excy came up to me laughing after answering the phone last week to announce that "his mocs are in."

I told him his 'surprise' was I wasn't giving him his presents until January. I told the salespeople I didn't appreciate the call. "No one told me" whined big-mouth. Wouldn't he think new shoes just might be a gift when ordered in December?? Geez....Maybe from now on he'll exercise a degree of caution......

We go pick up Excy's dad flying in from Santa Fe, go out to dinner for Excy's BD, and tomorrow I'm arranging flowers for Christmas at church and then cooking for Christmas Eve. I will steal back here sometime, but for those of you who don't, Merry Christmas and all blessings to you and yours.....and happy holidays to those of you not celebrating Christmas! There is a reason Four Christmases is so popular one can't rent it this time of year......And for those of you practicing other religious faiths, happy everything! And......

12 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

I hate when some idiot gives away the surprise!

Christiejolu said...

I want an IPhone too. Great gift! Then again so is the scotch and maple syrup. The maple syrup remind me of my uncle. He lived in Vermont and used to make maple syrup every year. He would always sent us a bottle that he put in these adorable log cabin tins.

e said...

Hi Whye,

Your Christmas sounds joyously hectic. I am sorry the cat is out of the bag as far as Excy and gifts, but he'll love them.

Wishing you a healthier and happy year ahead. I have more medical issues to deal with in the coming year as well.

I hope you saw my previous post of thanks and list of 13.

Do take care and Happy Christmas!

Jamie Watson said...

Merry, Merry Christmas!! (-: (-: (-:

ReformingGeek said...

Merry Christmas to you, too!

I'm glad he wasn't having a colonoscopy!

That salesperson was just plain dumb. Yeah. That's harsh but it's the truth. ;-)

Dame Nuisance said...

I bought Darling Husband a bottle of Lagavulin for Christmas - an honest-to-God bottle of Scotch whiskey, from the Ilse of Islay. It's the most expensive bottle of whiskey I've ever bought. I hope he likes it!

I can't speak for the lemon curd, but the whiskey, the maple syrup and the B&N gift card are all gifts I can get behind! I like Excy's taste!

Lisa Marie said...

Hope your holiday is filled with joy and love. Saw "Four Christmases" it was pretty funny... i am holding out to go and see Meryl Streep's new one, great casting looks like fun!

Chris said...

Merry Christmas! Don't work too hard. See you soon!

Cheri Pryor said...

Poo on the surprise being blown! I hate when that happens because my husband is almost impossible to surprise. Have a fabulous Christmas!

Secretia said...

May you and your husband have all the joy and happiness too!

Secretia

My name is PJ. said...

Merry Christmas to you and to Excy! I hope Santa treats you well!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Merry Christmas!! I so want an iphone! I hope he loves it!!