Michelle Carey

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Hard to Shop - #Christmas

Apparently,  I'm a hard person to shop for according to my husband.  For the last two weeks he has been asking me to give him a list of things I'd want for Christmas.  This, I have failed to do until last night. 

So, on Wednesday night he makes this bold statement that he knows exactly where he's going to take me on Friday.  He wouldn't tell me it...it was a surprise.  So Friday came and he takes me to a like a discounted electronics store because he knows I love gadgets. 

I have no clue as to what I wanted.  I have a digital camera, we have flat screen tvs, we own computers, I have a tablet, I have a smartphone, I don't play video games as much as I use to....so I was kinda lost. 

So I finally pic out something.  A SMART TV. And he wasn't happy with that choice.  He asked me where was I going to put it, and I was like on the wall to replace the one we have in our bedroom.  He then said, "No Michelle, because if you get something like that, then I really won't be able use the TV."  I was very offended by his statements. 

It's been difficult in sharing the TV in our bedroom.  We are both use to having our own stuff. So sharing is a little tough.  But I like to DVR my shows, so I can watch them at a later date.  I try to watch them when he's not home.  Then he comes home and wants to play Madden for hours.  I don't want to go downstairs and watch my shows.  I like being in the bedroom. 

So I suggested putting the TV downstairs in the living room - we don't have a TV in the living room.  I really don't want a TV in the living room.  That is really a no go, because then we'd have to get another Direct TV box.  And we already have a TV downstairs in the family room - where I don't want to be! lol 

All this to say, we did not get the SMART TV.  So I will admit, Christmas shopping for me is a little hard, when I can buy stuff myself.  I like handbags, jewelry, clothes and all that good stuff, but I'm not pressed for it.  I'd rather spend $500 on a gadget than a purse.  Go figure. 

But in the end, I found something for him to get me.  :-)  It's a Livescribe.  A computer pen. [another gadget]  But I did, eventually put a list together:  a handbag, another watch, charms for my Juicy Coutoure bracelet, a spa package, socks, underwear, slippers, Bath & Body Works.....the usual. 

I love my husband and I commend him for trying to do something sweet for me for the holidays....considering he has to do this again for my birthday...next month! LOL :-) 

In essence, Christmas is never about the gifts, its always about spending time with your family and friends.

Be free...