Two years in a row now, Leo had totally got it right. Is it a coincidence that I have been blogging for two years? I think not. To see last year’s list, click here. See, Leo is really a “hit you over the head with a brick house” kind of guy. If I don’t spell it out, I end up with coconut people and faucets. If you don’t believe me click here. After 24 years together, I have learned…lists are the way to go and since there is still time, I thought I would do one now.
1. Last year’s spa day with a friend was AWESOME. I would love that again. A whole day to do what I wanted, some time by the pool with a frozen drink, quality time with a friend that was uninterrupted by kids and a massage thrown in there? Heaven on Earth.
2. This one will have to be given way early but the okay to go to BBC in Charlotte. And if we can’t swing it then the okay to go to BlogHer in Chicago in July.
3. Gift certificates are always a good, safe bet. Some that I would enjoy: Old Navy, New York and Company, Barnes and Noble and Shutterfly.
Shooting for the stars with these:
1. Telling me we are putting the house up for sale since I think it might be easier to move and start over than keeping this house organized and clean. How in the world we have outgrown this house, I have no idea.
2. A new car since mine is seriously old and needs to be put down.
Since those aren’t likely to happen (and these are still shooting for the stars):
1. A kitchen island (yes…it still escapes me).
2. A kitchen or master bath renovation.
I’m no dummy. I know that by asking for the last 4 things, it ups my chances of getting something from the first list. Because that is how it works over here. It has for years. And it goes both ways. He comes to me with an idea that I really do not want to do, such as spending time with people I’d rather not (I’ll leave it to your imagination since I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings and you never know who might stumble across this blog) and I will end up saying, “Why don’t you go fishing for the day instead?” or “Why don’t you go to the boat?” He ends up doing what he really wants and I end up not having to restrain myself from strangling anyone. Don’t judge, it’s worked for 24 years.
What I absolutely do NOT want:
The backyard stuff to be my gift (since he is more the backyard kinda guy).
The heat fixed to be my gift (not likely since it is finally getting warm).
The garage fixed to be my gift.
I think it’s reasonable to not want those three things, don’t you?
I would say that I don’t want anything and I just want to spend a lovely day with the people I love but I’m pretty sure Nico has a basketball tournament and since it is Mother’s Day, I won’t be able to get anyone to watch Gia. So, since that pretty much guarantees some stress at some point, having a nice gift might balance it all out.
What about you? What are you asking for this year?