Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Birthday Toy

“Never tell a man NOT to buy you a present.” That’s what my mother said to me after I shared with her that I told Husband not to buy me anything expensive this year for my birthday. Being the money maven that I am striving to be, I told him that he should stick to our budget and be practical this year. Thank God he doesn’t listen to me. Ha.

Husband has always been a fabulous gift giver – he always seems to get me exactly what I want – and normally doesn’t pay much attention to the price tag. While that’s wonderful at the time, it can give the finance keeper in the house, ahem, me, heart failure after the excitement of my birthday is gone. This year he was right on point again and got me one of those cute little iPod nanos that I’ve been wanting since Christmas. I love music and this is my first iPod, so I was really gassed to get it.

While I don’t think he broke the bank - I’m still basking in the joy of my B-day and haven’t looked yet - I’m sure he went a little over budget. I have a tendency to penny-pinch, especially when it comes to me, and I’m trying to loosen up just a little. Besides, the most important thing is not the cost of the gift, but the thought and love behind it.

I had such a wonderful birthday weekend, getting spoiled by my family and friends. I appreciate all of the love, laughter and tequila, gasp, and I’m looking forward to making 37 my best year yet!

So, I’m off to play with my new birthday toy – if I can figure it out – and avoid my bank account for just one more day…

Winks & Smiles,


www.restlesshousewife.com said...

Happy Belated B'day!

Your hubby did GOOD! You should definitely NOT tell him not to get you anything...it sounds like he knows what he's doing!

Wifey said...

Too funny! You are right about that - smiles!

Mycrazylife said...

Happy birthday and enjoy your new Nano! When I got my ipod, my eldest wanted to know why I was gravitating towards teenage trends. What a stick in the mud huh?

LiteralDan said...

The roles are reversed in our house-- sometimes I feel like it's part of the gift for my wife to save money on my presents.

It makes me feel awful sometimes, but it's for the best!

Wifey said...

You're so right. Part of the gift for me is not having too stress over the budget! Smiles!

Corinne said...

I want a nano! Oldest daughter got one from Santa - she was kind enough to give me her old shuffle. Yep, mommy gets leftovers. Enjoy your new toy!

Leucantha` said...

The blog looks nice, your picture fabulous.
I can relate to that post, wanting the hubby to do something nice, agonizing over how much it cost. I hope you can not worry about what it cost. At least you can listen to your present while working out from all those cakes.

Wifey said...

Thanks, Ladies!

Corinne - I get lots of leftovers, too, and so does my poor second child - smiles!

Leucantha - Glad you like the blog and the picture. I figured I'm a big girl now, so I should go on and put one up - smiles!