Tuesday, December 29, 2009

She's Baaaaacccckkkk!

Okay so I'm back. To blogging that is. I didn't really go anywhere. I guess I took a staycation from blogging. Christmas was soooo hectic. Maybe if I hadn't put absolutely everything off til the last minute the total hecticness could have been avoided but um that was kind of an epic fail. So I spent the last week before Christmas frantically, shopping, wrapping, planning and crafting my ass off. Did it pay off? Was Christmas loverly? Indeed. But I'm definitely starting in July next year. Yes, I know I said that last year, but this year I mean it. Really.

It didn't help that I was very nice and offered to do Christmas morning at my house on Christmas eve so that Lu & Luke could go to his parents house for the real Christmas morning. I mean all my kids are old enough that it didn't really matter, but it did mean things had to be ready a day early. Which was tough this year let me tell you. Then there was the fact that Lu had major drama this year (which is of course continuing...). Then there was the fact that my sis (Hildi) got mad because I gave her husband a toaster for Christmas. Seriously. Because she didn't think they needed a new one and apparently this means I sided with him in implying that he does everything. The hell??! All that from a toaster?! Who knew they were little relationship landmines??! It was meant to be funny...

Then my hubby told me that he didn't have time to shop for a gift for me. Lu had done all his stocking stuffer shopping and wrapping, but he said he'd had no time or ideas for a big gift for me. I got him a new phone. At first I didn't care because I really am more about the giving gifts and watching others open them. But then I kinda got a little sad that he couldn't even go to the bookstore and pick up a gift card?? Was I that unimportant to him? So Lu & I load the stockings the night before and then the next morning we get up when CJ wakes up. On my way to the bathroom I mention making the bed and when I come out hubby says "c'mon woman, I'll help you make the bed." Now, this in itself is highly irregular because he never makes the bed. Second, it's really kind of a one person job. So I go to my side and then I notice two huge lumps under the covers. "The hell?!" I say and whip the covers back. And it's a Wii!! And the Wii Fit!! I have been wanting those for like a month. I just looked at him in confusion. Then I say "Thank you so much. But this is so unfair! I didn't have $300 dollars to spend on you!". And he says "22 Christmases and I have never ever gotten you a truly memorable gift. I wanted to give you something you really wanted but probably wouldn't end up spending money on yourself for." I cried. Now, to some of you a Wii Fit might not sound like a romantic gift. Or even a great gift. Some of you might be wondering if he's trying to tell me I'm fat. But no. I know him. I wanted the Wii Fit. I wanted to lose weight and have fun working out. I wanted to strengthen my muscles and feel better. And he listened to what I wanted and chose his gift accordingly. To me, that's the most romantic thing ever. To really listen to your mate and sacrifice to make that happen. And he spent money that he'd worked hard for and was supposed to go towards his hunting habit. So he not only listened, he gave up buying himself something. Wow. That in itself was the best gift ever.

But let me just say...I love me some Wii!!! The whole family is enjoying it. We love the competition of playing against each other. And I have been using it to work out. This thing is amazing...it keeps track of everything for you...whether you're doing an exercise correctly, how many calories you've burned, how long you've been working out, ect. And I'm happy to say that I've already lost 2.3 pounds. Since the 25th. And I'm never bored with it. And my body is sore but in the good way. Not from the fibro, but from the exercise. Sean (who of course has a perfect BMI and weight) has also discovered a passion for tennis. I can't wait for warmer weather so I can take him to a real tennis court and teach him the game. My dad and I used to play weekly when I was a teen. And Lu...yeah you guessed it...her BMI is low. She had to make a goal of gaining a few pounds. Skinny little witch. So the Wii has been not just a wonderful gift to me...but to the whole family. We even get hubby to turn off the tv and bowl a few games at night. And he's addicted to the boxing.

All in all, it was a wonderful Christmas. All the kids were here on Christmas eve and it snowed so everything was pretty. We ate, we played, we talked, we enjoyed. And isn't that what it's all about?

Hope everyone else enjoyed theirs as well. Tomorrow I'll detail Lu's drama. Because I know you're all dying to know...



  1. I am dying to know about the drama! Glad to have you back and hubby was so nice! Missed you around the place!
    Have a great New Year (creepy, of course)

  2. Yay! Welcome back! I like the Wii fitness, too.

  3. Glad to hear that your merrymas turned out well. And glad to have you back. I've missed your posts.

  4. Awwww ... that's awesome, Spot!

    Good for your hubby!

    I wanted the Wii too, but it will have to wait another year :(

    Enjoy ... hope Lu is okay and yes, it is good to see you post.


  5. OMGOSH! I was jumping for joy for you! I am seriously considering buying a Wii for my fiance's birthday New Years Eve. I think he would react like you, just blown away. That is so awesome what he did. I think it's very romantic and the surprise of it to! WOW!

    What a great hubby. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas.

  6. I agree, romance is personal and defined by the person receiving the gift. Having a gift that is based upon what I really want is much better than what Hallmark defines as what women want.

    Sounds like you had a great Christmas.

  7. Tina~ thanks! I missed all of you as well! And I'm hoping for an incredibly spooky year. Lol.

    UnA~ thanks! I'm glad to be back. I'm glad life has returned to somewhat normal. =]

    C~ Thank you much! It's good to be back.

    Dani~ I'm sorry you didn't get your Wii! I'll try not to rave too much about mine! Or you could just come visit and play with mine!

    Angel~ You should do it! Get him the Wii! It's fun for the whole family. And yeah, he can be pretty good to me.

    Little Miss~ Yes, the Wii meant much more to me than some silly jewelry from Kay Jewelers. Lol. But I'm pretty unconventional that way. He did good that's for sure.

    Thanks to everyone for welcoming me back!

  8. Welcome back Spot, sounds like a perfect Christmas!

  9. So glad to have you back! Your hubby was awesome this year, congrats.

    When we went to hubbies mother's we were all playing the Wii. The kids were taking over so we gave up. Lots of fun.