Friday, December 31, 2010


[Are you getting tired of these family pictures yet?]

Over the past 25+ odd years (yes, I was a child bride! :)) I have received some, say we say interesting, gifts from Mr. Tennis. A couple that really stand out include a bed pillow for an anniversary gift (odd and not well-received by moi at all) and one year, a coupon stating he would pay for me to have the spider veins in my legs zapped! Obviously, he never heard the way to a girl's heart is jewelry. Although now, I would love a coupon for some Botox*. [He actually is a great gift-giver and has the biggest heart, but thought I'd have some fun with some of his ideas over the years. All gifts mentioned are true and not fictional!]

His gift giving expertise has improved a bit over the years. One of my all-time favorite Christmas gifts was seat heaters for my jeep! Oh my -- I love them and say thank you every single time I hop into that cold car. They heat up really fast -- way quicker than the car heater! Guess I do love practical gifts after all! This year, I received a wide stretchy belt and he thought it was just the thing fashionable (ha!) me would love! Picture a big corset-type belt --yeah, really! Well, truthfully, I hate tight things around my waist (waist, what waist??) and am afraid such a belt would accent my flab rather than hide it, but it was a sweet thought.
He did figure out one great item this year -- a six-pack of tonic water, some limes, beverage stirrers and a bottle of the finest gin around. Yep, guess he heard about how much I enjoyed that "Death by Gin" drink I had in Chicago last summer!
Anyone care to join me in a G&T??


Missy said...

Awwww Mr. Tennis sure does have a sweet heart!!! Isn't it funny the things men get women? I truly think they just don't "GET" it sometimes. I love the Gin, though! Score Janet :) Hope you enjoy a great drink to bring in the New Year! Happy New Year!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my word! I am cracking up! Mr. Tennis is such a hoot! Seriously -- what is he thinking, anyway?! I can't wait to see how you smuggle that big ass bottle of Gin into Make Believe Midnight tonight! Maddy's mama is going to have a really good time!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Gin and anything is a very bad combo for me! Lets just say, I DON"T REMEMBER! Probably best!

Fun post about Mr. Tennis.


Courtney said...

I had so much fun reading this post. I think the spider vein removal was my favorite!! Have a wonderful New Year.

Kim K. said...

Cheers to 2011! Gin is my best friend and my enemy.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, how funny! The Husband in our house finally - for the first time - branched out to give me something completely unrelated to keeping me warm. I swear, every Christmas, anniversary, birthday (IN JUNE), I would receive a blanket, sweater, slippers, something. I am convinced it's his way of telling me I whine too much about the cold. *grin*

This year I got dishes. Gorgeous dishes. YEAH! And I am glad you got something to keep you warm... in a fun way. Happy New Year!

Football and Fried Rice said...

those family pictures are amazing! I say post away!!

Hope you had a good new years with your gift :-)

Kim said...

He certainly does listen! I love Jodee's comment about bringing to make believe midnight! I would take the seat heaters.

Hope you have a great 2011!