Michelle texted me on Friday afternoon and asked if I'd be interested in going Christmas shopping with her after work. Since I never met a shopping trip I didn't like, I jumped right on board with that plan and we headed out to the mall as soon as I got home.
While we were in the car I talked to Matt, who was planning to wake up at FOUR O CLOCK IN THE A.M. on Saturday to go hunting. At the end of the conversation he said, "Okay, well, I'll try to shoot you a bird."
Which is a line you always hear in the fairy tales.
Michelle and I did some damage in various stores and then decided to get some spaghetti and meatballs from an Italian place in the food court before we went home. It was on the walk to the food court that we realized that while we were carrying a few bags, exactly zero of them held any Christmas gifts for others.
Our hearts are definitely in the right place this holiday season.
And then we sat in the food court eating spaghetti and talking about how we are our parents' favorite children.
Safe to say we have mastered the gift of humility.
On Saturday I got together with some girls from work to bake Christmas cookies. As evidenced by our cookies, we probably should have paid more attention to the oven and less attention to coming up with a detailed plan to decorate our cubicles like buildings in Who-Ville.
Matt came over after the Christmas cookie extravaganza, and we ate dinner and watched Burn Notice. Burn Notice is Matt's favorite show, but I'm not a huge fan because I can never tell if the main characters are good guys or bad guys. I'm pretty sure they're good guys, but occasionally the bombing/shooting/blowing up makes me doubt that conclusion. Every single time we watch together I request clarification on the (VERY COMPLICATED) plot and whether or not Mike and Sam are protagonists or antagonists, and then offer an alternative programming option a la House Hunters or the Cosby Show.
Let the record show that Matt has never, not ever, chosen House Hunters or the Cosby Show over Burn Notice.
My sincerest apologies to the Huxtables.
And then, today. OH, TODAY. WHAT A DAY.
Things started off on a high note when I heard Kate Middleton's baby news. I'm finally going to be a godmother!
A few hours later I strolled up to the front desk to check my mail, and the receptionist handed me a package from a flower company. It was from Matt, and inside was a green tree, with a box of ornaments and even a little strand of lights.
It made my whole day today.
And I have a feeling it will make my whole tomorrow too. :)