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Wacky Presents my Husband has Given Me

December 17th, 2009 at 09:45 am

Last week my husband said 'I decided to spoil you' and told me not to poke around in the garage near where he parks his car.

I am not good with surprises, nor am in favor of big expenses which we have not long planned for. Therefore, I post a 'Wish List' this time of year to guide family members in choosing gifts for me.

After much brain exercising, I posted a few very useful and fun items which will help support my small jewelry and craft business. These were especially suitable for the kids to get me: good gel pens, nylon jawed pliers, rubber mallet, etc.

I could not think of ANYTHING major and wrote on the list specifically:

'NO $100 items. Please save the money for *replacement windows for our 2nd floor* *new front tires for my car* *backyard lounge chair (preferably used)* *antique armchairs for the weekend house*

When I was sweeping the garage though, I noticed one of our good blankets thrown about near one wall. Going over to retrieve it and clean it off, when, OOPS, I remembered my husbands warning.

DRAT. POOP. I backed away. But am perturbed over the blanket.

Which brings me to the title of this post. Wacky things he has given me in the past, usually falling under the category:

THINGS MY HUSBAND GAVE ME BUT REALLY WANTED FOR HIMSELF

1. A halogen floor lamp. Must've been when we were fairly new homeowners and needed light in the living room.

2. A bird feeder. Long ago he was an avid birder (dated a couple in college), and guess he missed it. Not what I would have picked out.

3. Slow Cooker. OK, this takes the cake. I could've killed him. If he wants to can, let him learn how to do it himself. Well I didn't say that, and in fact have used it to the max for years since. But it's the principle!!!!!!

Any other silly stories welcome. Thanks for perusing some better choices below.

Cream Puff Ring

Gem quality garnet, freshwater pearl, and 14K gold filled wire in an artistic mix. Special order only, contact me by PM.

Tuxedo Necklace

Black and white formality for New Year's Eve or any special event. Matte glass pearl, ebony and antiqued silver accents, and a waterfall of glass briolette made with sterling silver wire. Order here

Classic Drop Earrings

Never goes out of style for evening, holiday, and summer events. Especially great for teens, at a price you won't beat! Order here

3 Responses to “Wacky Presents my Husband has Given Me”

  1. M E 2 Says:


    My mom would have shish-kebobed (kebabed?) my father if he had EVER bought her something like that unless she had specifically asked for it.


    Thankfully, my dad had excellent taste, knew what my mom liked and only bought her the very best stuff. Plus he knew how to wrap it.

    I actually do feel sorry for the women who *brag* about buying their own gifts because their husband is clueless. That is sad, IMO.

    To me it implies he either cares and/or knows so little about the woman he is married to that he puts no effort in to buying a decent gift.

    It is a MAX of 3 times a year (anniversary, birthday and Christmas. (Hannukah, Kwanzaa, etc.)

  2. whitestripe Says:

    i dont really see what is so bad about buying a slow cooker... Do you not like cooking or something? I would be thrilled with anything kitchen-ey, but i like to cook now and then.

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    One year my husband bought me a vacuum cleaner...hmmm... but the one birthday that took the cake consisted of not one but two colanders, a pair of yellow rubber gloves, and two $2.00 rose bushes. Meantime my friend was complaining that she only received a set of golf clubs and a leather jacket for her birthday!

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