For the better part of 30 years.....I have gone through the same process on my wife Terri's birthday. I ask what she'd like....she says don't buy me anything. I end up following her directions.....and even though she doesn't say it....I sense disappointment. Not this time. I am going to follow my instincts and do something really nice. Don't know what yet, but it'll be a birthday for her to remember. I know how attached she is to her collection of Smart Wool socks, but do socks really say....festive birthday celebration? I think not.
We've reached that point in the winter where we're looking for interesting things to do....that don't include going outside much. We've started a puzzle. It was fun for the first couple of sessions of putting it together......but it's a seascape....and when i look at it now....all I see is blue water. What the heck! Can't wait to get to the whale head so there will be some point of reference. Whose idea was a puzzle anyway?