I bought a big as* television for Jeff for Christmas; I'm not sure why it felt so wrong buying a television during the year of no TV, but it did. It seemed hypocritical and somewhat evil. I swear to you we will not watch it other than sports until next year, but still it just seemed wrong. And I am even making him wait to open it until Christmas morning with the kids, but it still seemed somehow wrong. I kind of felt like I was breaking the law and I even broke a sweat when I hit the "finalize transaction" button on my computer. However, given that it was the one, single, solitary item that he really wanted for Christmas and I got a screaming good deal on it, I could hardly complain about it. But I did, just a little.
Anyhow, I am officially done shopping for Jeff because while it was a great deal it was still much more than we usually spend on each other. That part of it feels terrific. To be done shopping for my spouse in November is a very good thing. I also made it very clear that the TV is not my present because I disagreed with a new television being important in the new house. I am not asking for anything too special, but my own gift is expected.
I also have a plan; I have a plan that doesn't involve the television and instead involves the new house and the holidays. Now that I am finally super excited about the new house (I know it took me long enough to get there), it seems that our house will likely not be finished for Christmas which to say the least is sad to me. It sent me into a mini-depression the past week or so. I am ready to be done with the house building process. It is extremely exhausting and frustrating. Anyhow, back to the plan, for Christmas I want to do a sleepover at the new house in the living room by the fireplace and then the kids can wake up in our new house to see that Santa has visited. I just have to get Jeff on board and I hope that he will come around to the idea. Of course, his initial response was "that is a crazy idea and we should just sleep in our own beds". So anyhow we will see if by some miracle our house is actually ready for us by Christmas. If not, then hopefully Jeff will warm up to this crazy idea of mine just like he did with NOTV and we can wake up by the fireplace Christmas morning.