Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I'm a cotton-headed ninny-muggins

I go to a lot of trouble to come up with thoughtful Christmas gift ideas.  Even with the little things, like stocking stuffers, I go to I make an effort to assure they stay a surprise until the big day.  Obviously, that’s easy to do with friends and relatives who don’t live with me.  With hubby, it’s a lot harder.   We live in a tiny little condo and we’re practically on top of each other all the time and there are very few places to hide things. 

Not withstanding, usually I do a pretty good job of it, though . . .  with the exception of this year.  I amaze myself at depths of my battiness; sometimes.  Thankfully, it wasn’t the BIG gift but it wasn’t a minor gift either.  And, it surely would have been a surprise.

I was all clandestine and being sneaky about getting this one particular gift and I know he had no idea.  Until I sent an email to the person I bought it from.  It went to a distribution list that included hubby.  Stupid stupid stupid.

But I didn’t even realize it until he accused me from buying this thing out from under him.  And he was all snotty about it, too.  What?  It was supposed to be a surprise for him.  What was he talking about?  Why was he angry?  Ah! You see . . . he was going to buy it for me.  Go figure.

So I cried . . . kicked myself . . . pouted.  Whatever.  Surprise hunny!  Merry Christmas!

And yes, even I am an asshat occasionally.


  1. But it was REALLY FUNNY!!!
    Especially for those of us on the distribution list!

  2. If you REALLY want to surprise someone special on Christmas, you should make some of those Peanut Butter cookies for your wonderful sister!