With her arms full of bags & boxes, she opens the door using only
two free fingers and a knee, avoids all eye contact, silently heads straight to the bedroom , and locks the door. A less experienced soul would think this was a marital dispute in the making and a sure sign of pending divorce. But, it's really that inherent sneakiness working its way back into my wife's Christmas shopping season.
She needs to feel sneaky shopping for presents for me, even though after many years I've managed to limit her choices to a multiple choice list of potential goodies I've self-servingly provided her. But, while I'm pretty sure I'll be getting that Nagler I've been strongly hinting about for six months, I'm just as unsure about what other non-list little stocking stuffers I'll be receiving. (Last year Santa brought: #1 the new guidescope I'd been wanting; #2 a swinging stainless-steel ball pendulum set to show Newton's conservation of energy; and #3 an executive dart board set that I could play baseball with on one side and golf on the other.) My own suggestion to you is to make sure you get the #1 item on your list, and don't think (or even make a squeak) about those other little goodies.To me at least, Christmas always surprises me with proof of how little the woman knows me after living 33 years together. That's good -and bad- I guess.
And # 1 on Santa's list this year, of course, should be a Series IV 'Stiletto' focuser so you can take some really good photos of the heavens! Cut out the little coupon below and stick it on her make-up mirror to help her out a bit with this.
As for my wife's gift - that's easy! She'll be receiving a new microwave. I know she'll feel it's (1)too kitchen/work oriented; (2) not personal enough; and(3) not thoughtful enough. But that's only because I know she needs a good excuse to shop all the post-Christmas sales in January without guilt. That's true love.
Happy Holidays & Clear Skies!