Monday, December 22, 2008

We Survived!!!


My wife and I must be super heroes or at least from another planet because we did the seemingly impossible. We finished our Christmas shopping in one day... all of it. Saturday morning, we got up early and went to breakfast (my treat-lol)... then, we converged on the malls.

The Eagles offensive line could learn a lot from the last minute shoppers. They push, they shove, and they move you out of position. I'm a determined man though and I get through when I need to. Anyway, we bought each other gifts (we are too old for surprises) and then, we bought gifts for our daughter and grandson (he got the most but then, you would expect that). I bought gifts for my brother and my sister-in-law and by 5:00 pm, we were exhausted, but finished. Mission accomplished. Whew!

We had lunch (or dinner, depending how you look at it) at Famous Dave's (her treat-lol) and then, we headed home. Believe it or not, we changed our clothes and headed to Chester, PA for a cabaret. We didn't get home until 3:30 am and I was exhausted. I had no problem at all falling asleep. We both slept late this morning and then, got up and put up the Christmas tree. I think I was super husband today. I cleaned the bathroom, put out the trash, helped with the Christmas tree and then, went to the supermarket to pick up some TV dinners. We were both too tired to cook so, I figured TV dinners would be best.

While I was in the check out line, the check out guy said, "Recently divorced, huh?" I side-eyed him and said, "No." Then, he said, "You must be in the dog house, huh?" I looked at him and said, "No." He then pointed to my three "Hungry Man" and small chicken strip and french fries TV dinners plus, three cans of Del Monte' fruit cocktail and lunchmeat. I said, "So what? Nobody feels like cooking tonight Sherlock." He said, "Okay, no need to get touchy... it's just that when I got divorced, this is the kind of stuff I started buying on the fly." I pointed to my wedding band and said, "I'm not divorced and I'm not in the doghouse"... not that I owed him an explanation, if I was. It's amazing how people project their hang-ups on other people.

Anyway, I was so good, I even got to watch football today. Considering the outcome, (another Eagles loss) I could've missed it. I am terribly exhausted right now so, I think I'll sleep now. Even Superman has to rest! There has got to be a better way to celebrate this Christmas Holiday!

25 comments:

Oyin said...

Hey thats good news....considering..that I havent even started. I figure I would shop tomorrow while everyone else was at work.


Anyways I know that was a task to complete...wish me luck

*formally Kin'shar

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Yeaaaa for you...I would love it if I could have a "super husband" all day, all the time.

I'm mad dude was all up in your business...dang, can you shop without him investigating you?!

Lisa said...

Good For You Keith

Toni said...

I just finished my Xmas Shopping this weekend too. Isn't it exhausting?

Angie B. said...

I'm goin out tonight to do mine.

Tate2 said...

I bought something for my mom and something for my girl...and that's it..I did it during the week during the day, so it wasn't that bad.

Halo said...

I haven't started yet...I'm going out tonight and tomorrow.

Sunflower said...

I'm not with the gift giving and shopping thing...I ask people to donate money to my favorite charities rather than give me anything.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Check Out dude was all up in your grill trin to get information huh?
lololololol and had the story all wrong on top of that too. That's somethin else.

Swaggie said...

I'm Like Tate2, I bought a gift for my girl and my parents and I'm straight. I'm not buying anything else for anybody.

Vanessa said...

I know one thing,I bought a nice gift for my man and he betta had of hooked me up..lololololol.

James Perkins said...

Good For You..I planned ahead and started picking up little things
last month..I was finished awhile ago.

Simon Bastion said...

I'm almost done..I have a few more things to pick up.

Jazzy said...

I'm with Sunflower, Not with that gift buying and giving thing...I choose to take a nice young lady out to dinner and then maybe chill at her crib or mine..

Grover Tha Playboy said...

@Jazzy- You are a true playa bruh,I like how you think.lololol.

Angie B. said...

@Jazzy- You cheap brother,that's what it is..

Vanessa said...

@lolololol-Angie B.- I heard that sista. :)

Jazzy said...

Don't Hate the Playa, hate the game ladies..lololol.

Mizrepresent said...

Wow! When i grow up in want to be like you and your superwife!lol! happy holidays!

Opinionated Diva said...

Oh you're never too old for a surprise!

Sounds like you and the wife had a fabulously busy weekend!

Shorty said...

Way to go, Keith! Have a wonderful Christmas!

crys said...

i just don't get the madness that is called christmas....i just don't get it.

i'm not buying into it anymore though - ya'll can have it.

christmas is everyday for me :-)

Moanerplicity said...

LOL! Superheroes have tackled lesser demons than surviving a trip to the mall in the peak of Holiday Season! It ain't no JOKE!

SJ!

One.

Shanita Waters said...

Hey Bro...sounds like you two had a good time and the TV dinners was part of the good time as well. I was out this weekend sick and all trying to grab as many sales as I could and it was rough. Finding parking spaces alone was a time consuming challenge. I can't imagine how you got everything done and turned around and went to a cabaret. You folks have more energy than I do.

If I don't see you or read from you again before the new year, have a happy and prosperous new year and I'll see you on the 6th!

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