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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Revised Gift List For Leo

Since there are only four days until Mother's Day, I am revising my list. I know on the first one I had twelve things. This one will be shorter but harder for him, I am sure. He might even go the route of buying me all the things on the first one.

Mother's Day:
A new computer. Anybody that has spoken to me either through the blog or in real life knows how badly I need a new computer. Are you tired of hearing me say it? Are you tired of asking me to do something and me coming back with, "I tried but my computer isn't cooperating" or "Sorry, I missed _____ but my computer froze"? See,  I am tired of hearing it myself, so I call Leo every single time it happens. I hope he is tired of hearing it too and does something about it.

A spa day with the works. I don't have to go away (I have really given up on going away, at least until T.M. gets her new house built and can travel with me again or R.C. and G.C. can get away). There is a lovely hotel that is five minutes away that offers all of these services (Indian Lakes) and I could go there. If he works with some of the other husbands on this one, even better so I can have some laughs, too.

My Birthday and our Anniversary: 
One is not until the beginning of June and the other at the end but to make sure I don't just get a picture of what he got me (LOVED the Riggins' wear but just wish I actually got to open it on Christmas), I'm giving him a heads up.

Time to Myself. Since you are reading this, I don't have to explain this one.

One day a month (preferably a Saturday but I'll take a Friday) that is set aside for me to do WHATEVER I want (probably write). This day will have to stick so that if games or birthday parties or family stuff or anything falls on it, Leo has to fend for himself. I will not be available. He will have to work around this day because it will be a rule that I can't EVER miss this day. The world might end if I do. It will be just like my poker club night. That's fair.

I was listening to my iPod yesterday and Brad Paisley's song, "She's Everything" started playing. It occurred to me that he must really love his wife to write that kind of a song about her. He wrote everything he loves about her and then it hit me. I want that. I don't want one or two lines. I want him to really think about it and tell me. See, Leo is the strong, silent type. He's not always forthcoming about his feelings. It's always been fine because actions speak louder than words but we've been together for 23 years, married for 16 so, you know what? I want to hear it. I bet Leo is going to wish I was listening to any other song because I can't imagine this will be easy for him but he has three weeks until my birthday and six weeks until our anniversary. I have faith in him that he can pull it off and finally, I'll get my grand gesture because in this house, it isn't fancy cars or diamonds that are the grand gestures. It's the show of emotions that wins me over.

So tell me, what was the grandest gesture you have ever gotten?

P.S. Bonus points for Leo if I get all 11 of the 12 (I know a kitchen island is asking too much). I am realistic but a girl can still dream. :) The original list is here.


At May 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM , Blogger Missy | Literal Mom said...

The things you want, I want too! Time. Just some time. Not a ton, just a little bit, you know?

At May 9, 2012 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Life As Wife said...

The one day a month thing sounds reasonable and so nice!! I can't even imagine what I'd do with a whole day EVERY month.

I hope you get the last one. Having your husband TELL you how he feels is the greatest gift!

At May 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

Oh I want this one day a month thing too! That sounds amazing! And I completely agree with the first one. You really do need a new computer. (I hope he's reading this!)

At May 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM , Anonymous Tanya said...

How wonderful, I hope you get those wonderful things on your list. My husband is amazing and he's earned his title of Superhubby on my blog. He gets one night off a week and stays late and has happy hour with his work friends and in turn, I get one night off a week to do the same, stay late at work and then do whatever it is I want. If he takes my night off for something, he gives me his night. We both work full- time and he's amazing with the kids, a fun dad and he appreciates my cooking (whether good or bad) and the other things I do. Just a simple "thank you for dinner" is music to my ears!

At May 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Thanks, Ladies. I did send this to Leo so he has no reason for not getting it. I get all giddy thinking of what I might do in a whole day!

Tanya, we usually do the one night for each of us but my night usually falls by the wayside when things (baseball, football, basketball, cheerleading, sick babies...)come up. I want something set in stone like his poker night. :)

At May 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the time to self & one day a month to do whatever you want. I may have to steal this to tell my husband :)

At May 11, 2012 at 4:55 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Please steal away and let me know if you get it!


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