Thursday, December 01, 2005

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.

1 comment:

Bon & Mal Mott said...

This reminds us of us, in reverse. Bonnie will offer to go out to the store to buy something, and I'll say, "Why bother? We can order it online." Bonnie -"Mrmrmrmrmr". I don't think she quite trusts shopping online yet.
Bon & Mal