March 28, 2007

Where the H E Double-hockey-sticks have you been, young lady!?

Well…um…it’s all cause I found The Box. However, I only found The Box because of the cleaning frenzy. Which is all due to the fact that, apparently, in California dogs shed ALL YEAR round. Vacuuming once a week is going to kill me…

What? Oh, the Box? Well, see, part of my cleaning frenzy is needing surfaces to feel clear and smooth. And Jrex, well, he doesn’t fold his clothing in as anal a way as is recommended by the resident Freak (moi). Soooo….the clothes start to drift to the top of the dresser cause they don’t fit the drawers anymore. After a while, say every six months or so, I re-fold all his clothes and re-organize the dresser. So!? I TOLD you it was a cleaning frenzy. The point being, I didn’t go hunting for The Box. He should have known better. It was an ordinary every day cleaning binge. It could happen to any Freak at any time.

And there it was. A small white box with a return address belonging to a friend who is a Master Jeweler.

Does he know I found it? Of course. You can’t mess up clothes that have been folded already!

Did I peek? How can you ask me such questions! Am I not a woman of profound moral integrity and strength of character? My gosh.

It was taped. Sigh.

Why would any of that impede my blogging? Well, see, our 10th anniversary celebration is this coming weekend. I’d had a vague notion of making something for Jrex, but when I found The Box, it became completely imperative. The challenge? We’ve had lots of financial discussions of late. I knew that for it to be a gift from ME (spender) to HIM (saver), I couldn’t spend money on it. Which means it had to take time.

As usual I jumped off the deep end and have spent at least 25 hours thus far working on his gift. He knows it’s a book. But he doesn’t know anything else. Sadly (in this instance), he reads this blog, so I can’t give you any sneak peaks, but next week I’ll have pictures of both gifts.

The celebration? We’re going up to Lake Tahoe to see if there’s any snow left. Jrex researched a B&B on the lake that allows dogs. He found a dog-sitter for Saturday and made dinner reservations. I think I’ll keep him for another ten years, maybe even a few more…

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow, sounds like he got you something nice. Congratulations on ten years! Can't wait to hear more about your gift for him.

k said...

Ten years already? Wow. That went fast! Many happy more, and other equally ungrammatical heartfelt wishes.

And if I know you, you've already driven all over the coast feverishly gathering materials and will present his book to him on Saturday night, then collapse from exhaustion. A little DivIII revisit!

Have fun! Give JRex our love.

bg's Little Sis said...

Have a wonderful anniversary! Can't wait to hear what's in the box!

Sandra said...

There is definately snow at Lake Tahoe (I live in Carson City, NV) and it just snowed here two days ago. Heavenly is still open!

Snickollet said...

Sounds like you two are going to have a wonderful ten-year celebration. Can't wait for the details on both gifts.

Here's to ten more and ten more and ten more and ten more . . .

jimmyo said...

Happy Anniversary!

Beloved said...

Hope you have a wonderful anniversary! I don't see how it could be anything but--especially considering what sounds like some fantastic gifts. Can't wait to see them. . .

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your tenth anniversary. May you be blessed with many, many, many, many more.

Hope you had a great time and you were both blessed by your gifts and time together.

Of course, the ideal gift would bless both you and your parents.