December 13, 2010

Twelve Days

The countdown has begun: 12 days.

A few days ago I breathed a sigh of relief. Hanukkah was over, all of the presents unwrapped. My holiday cards arrived, and are now stuffed, stamped and sealed. All the rest of you suckers could brave the malls to get your last minute shopping done - I was done! And then I remembered. I still don't have my husband's birthday present.

Yes, my friends, my husband's birthday is December 25, Christmas Day. I'm pretty sure he married me because I'm Jewish and his birthday wouldn't be competing with Jesus's big day in my house. Sure, we have a few gifts for the kids to open from Jeff's parents, but mostly, that day is all about Jeff. We'll spend the day at home. (Where would we go? It's Christmas.) I'll bake. I usually make a cheesecake, although last year I made a really delicious key lime cake. This year, he has requested key lime pie.

But I still haven't figured out what I'm going to get him for his birthday! I had an awesome idea, a ukulele, but since it was the only thing I had bought, I panicked and gave it to him for Hanukkah. There are a ton of things I want, but I can't seem to figure out how to turn size 5 grey cardy UGG boots into a gift for him. So now, I'm stumped. I had thought about braving the mall today, but got caught up in making the gift labels for Moe's teacher's holiday gifts, and then it was too lose to Jelly's nap time.

I'm desperate people, help me!


  1. You're supposed to be eating Chinese on Christmas like a good Jew. And hella easy to do in your neck of the woods.

    I think you should do online shopping at this point. I recommend a Kindle.

  2. How about a tee shirt with my fat face on it? No? I don't blame you. I'll go with the Kindle too. Get one of those scented ones.

  3. My husband's birthday is Dec. 23rd. I haven't gotten him his birthday present yet or his holiday present. He's really hard to shop for! Waaaaa!


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