“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,