Wednesday, December 14, 2016
DECEMBER 15TH: MY CHRISTMAS GIFT
So my husband gave me a day. What's a day, you ask? It's a day when he gives me his undivided attention. It's a day when I get to enjoy myself the way I want to, without any worries, without trying to please anyone else.. I chose to spend it going through the thrift stores in "the big city", window shopping, buying our Christmas sausage at our favorite butcher shop, and eating at my favorite fast food joint. I gave myself a gift, by not worrying about counting calories! Jamie, my son stayed home to tend the homefires and to watch our dog, Georgie, so for once, I wasn't rushed to get back home. I also gave myself permission to spend a few dollars that I ordinarily wouldn't on some of my favorite food items; Gevalia's Peppermint Mocha Latte K-cups and Thomas' cranberry English muffins. And a whopping ninety cents at the Re-Use It Center on a Fiesta teacup (a gift for someone else), another cute teacup, a ironstone saucer (to put under my plants) and two vintage Christmas items. Teacups and china are ten cents there. Oh! And if you've read this blog for a while, you might remember how discouraged I was about finding a nice Nativity set. Most of them are so cheaply made and garishly painted. Is it so hard to paint Baby Jesus' eyes in the middle of his face? Anyhoo, I found a vintage, probably from the 1930s, Italian Nativity set at the Salvation Army for $2.99.
When we returned home, Jamie had the house all straightened up and the ice candles lit to welcome us. It was the perfect day, the perfect gift. Hopefully, I'll get another "day" next Christmas!