Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sharp, Shiny Objects Make Lovely Gifts

So apparently I have a fixation on sharp objects.
For mother's day my husband bought some things directly from my wish list and I got the following:
A Fiskars desktop rotary trimmer
An Olfa rotary cutter with a pinking attachment
and a new Exacto knife.
These purchases make a very clear statement to me.
I mean clearly, it is apparent my husband feels comfortable in our relationship.
Some guys might think twice before arming their wife with such a deadly crafting arsenal. Not my husband. I must say I am quite flattered by this purchase.
Isn't it nice to be so still in love and trusting? Verrrrrrrrrry trusting.
Well, he does sleep with one eye open, but Pshaw!!

P.S. I know some of you are thinking how non-glamorous my gifts are and how you would disown the man and family that bestowed these things upon you. I understand, really, I do. But, truly, these are things I wanted, but hadn't gotten around to getting, so it made my husband's life much easier. Plus, I love that it reflects the fact that he listens to my wants/needs and makes an effort to support my hobbies/interests. And to his credit, he also picked me a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers that he grew from seed and cooked me his favorite breakfast recipe of his grandmother's. I am so lucky, truly.
One year I actually asked for a filing cabinet for Valentine's Day. Yes, I am this close to having the butterfly net used on me to put me in the little white truck with the words "State Hospital" on the side. Hopefully they'll have high speed internet there so I can still blog away. I'll surely be more prolific with all that time on my hands! :-)

P.P.S. Look at my wrapping paper for my Mother's Day gifts. Yes, it is the newspaper. Not the comics, mind you, but the local news & editorial sections. Bless his heart, he did ask me just before bed where I kept the wrapping paper. I thought he wanted me to start wrapping his Mom's gift at midnight, so I grumpily hollered to him in the next room, "Don't be worrying about that now. I'll do it in the morning, I just want to go to bed!" And that's why I celebrated Mother's Day by reading about a local man being sentenced to 46 years for his deadly DUI. Well, Happy Mother's Day to you too!!

P.P.P.S. Damn. I just noticed I threw away that "Free Oil Change" coupon that my smaller gift was wrapped in. Bummer.


laura said...

I love rotary trimmers and think they are a very romantic gift! :) As far as the paper goes...good for him...they gifts look pretty and recycling is a good idea...Pretty industrious of him!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How cool that your husband listens to you. That can be rare. I too love wrapping in newspaper. Giving and recieving it's great. Have a wonderful day. :)

Jackie said...

What a great husband! And a brave one too! I asked for baskets to put on my bicycle one year for my birthday and happily got them. You won't be the only one in the loony bin.

Caffeaulait or Caffelatte said...

LOL! That was so hillarious! Happy Mother's Day Karen!