The One With the Christmas Present

Apparently opening gifts on Christmas must not work for me now! When I was growing up we started opening them on Christmas Eve because of dad’s work schedule and the fact that if we didn’t I would have been standing next to my parents bed, not saying anything, just standing there until they woke up at the crack of dawn. So opening the night before allowed everyone to get some sleep.

Chandler and I exchanged gifts tonight. I wish I could say I got him all kinds of cool stuff but he is really hard to shop for! But I got something that I never thought I would get. . . are you ready?

A Kindle! I think it is well known that I love books and reading is an all consuming part of my life. So now, as he put it, it will be a bit easier to take my books to work to read because I can just load up my Kindle. And he got the really cute pink Kindle case for it. Oh my! I don’t know what to download first. I can add cookbooks, audio books and all kinds of books to it. And to think when I travel all I have to do is load that cute little thing up and no more hauling heavy books around.

But the reality is I wouldn’t have cared what he got me because I have been so blessed just to have him in my life. Never, ever in my life have I been so content and willing to just let go of some of my quirks. And that is the bestest present of them all.

And we perused my old yearbooks last night and I totally forgot about his hair in high school. As he was singing Justin Beiber’s Baby last night I couldn’t stop lauging because he had an early Beiber hairstyle. Or as he kept saying last night, see, I had hair!

The Kindle is charging, I already have Scrabble loaded on it and have the free sample of Julia Childs’ newest book on it. And then he said, “Now you get why I was asking you why you wanted to buy so many books!” Well, taking me to a bookstore at any given point will cause me to go a little nutty.

Now I am off to search Amazon’s website for books. Oh my, this could get dangerous.


What you see is what you get; I am a Nashville girl who is single, again. I use the blog to get my inner, tortured, wanna be writer angst out. One day I just may write a book. I have been stumbling through life for 43 years now, I love to cook, read and figure out more embarrassing ways I can either harm myself (thank you hula hoop of 2010 and the case of the thrown back) or just prove how inept I am at household chores and dieting. The people you read about on here are real but most have had their names changed to protect the innocent and not so innocent. And I really should make a list of them so I can remember! Enjoy, read, mock, laugh and comment, it really isn't difficult. Plus, I would prefer reading comments from real people as opposed to the weird spam comments I keep getting. Plus, I will always find the hardest path to follow and take that one, why would anyone want to take the easy way?!

4 thoughts on “The One With the Christmas Present

  1. Awesome gift, love the post. 🙂 I am so happy you’re so happy!

    I think would like a Kindle (or Nook), but I typically borrow books from the library instead of buy them, so it would end up being more costly for me. But the idea is appealing …

    1. I am horrible with library books so I just buy them plus there are plenty that I love to reread. He got me the one with wifi so I can go online too!

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