Man, I love to stay home. I missed the era (just by a hair) when women could do that, and I must say that really ticks me off. Time was, one income could support a family, and it was understood that "homemaker" is a full-time job. I woulda been a great one, I tell ya. Great. Martha Stewart great.
Is it just me, or did life used to be cheaper? After spending around $5,000 on orthodonture for one of my kids, I discovered yesterday that the bridges or implants for after the braces come off will run another $5,000. Somehow, I must have missed the memo on that part. And he starts college in two years. Can you say Second Job, boys and girls? I think you can...
But anyway. It's my day off, and I'm Christmas shopping online, as I have for a couple of years now. My husband cannot fathom this. He's into the whole crowded-store thing.
Hubby: "You have Thursday off this week. That would be a good day to go out and get some shopping done. "(Hint.)
Me: "Uh huh."
Long pause. Hubby: "You're not going, are you."
Me: "Nope. If it ain't at Amazon, nobody's getting one."
Hubby chuckles indulgently and gives up. (This is why I love him so.)
So here I am, watching snow come down, drinking a large bowl of coffee, wiggling my toes in my fluffy warm slippers -- and frittering away a couple weeks' salary on mostly useless stuff.
Ooops. Note of humbuggery there. Sorry. I really do love Christmas, once the whole present thing is out of the way.
So, back to it. The boss needs a fruit basket like I need a thong bikini, but hey. I'm on it.