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Gift Ideas

Only a few more shopping days until Christmas and I’m still searching for a few gift ideas. Just a few. Like a couple or nineteen or so. No reason to panic, right?

eye, eyelashes, green eye, wide-eyed, alarmed

No reason to panic. At. All. Right.

See, the thing is, I’m not just searching for gift ideas, I’m searching for the perfect gifts. I’ve truly been fortunate in that the people in my life have blessed me with some of the best gifts ever, so I’d really like to do the same for them.

A few years back, my best pal CheesyMike got me a great pair of boots. They’re cute, furry and warm. Kinda like CheesyMike.

furry boot

I wore them once to a huge business dinner I attended, along with a plaid skirt and a blazer. As I was walking into the hall, 4 Scottish bagpipers came in with the bags a-pipin'. I spent the entire evening explaining that I was not actually with the "band".

Last year, my dear friend DonnyO got me these awesome Steve Madden shoes. I love them beyond words.

sexy black shoes

They're sleek, sexy and totally kick-ass. Kinda like DonnyO.

Lest you think that all people buy me are shoes and boots and shoes and sandals and shoes, let me share with you the second-greatest gift I ever got. Five years ago, Jepeto, the kids and I went to Greece on vacation. My mom took a picture of me from that trip and asked a friend of hers to reproduce the picture on canvas.

painting of a girl, flowers, floral painting, Greece

We had hiked up the mountain behind my family's home and this was taken as I was coming back down.

Isn’t that an awesome present? I bet you’re wondering how I could call it the second-greatest gift I ever got. Believe it or not, I did get something better than a painting of me in an exotic country. And, even more unbelievable, Jepeto is the person who gave me the greatest present ever. (For those who don’t know, Jepeto is my other half. The crazy half.) It was for my 40th birthday.

shoot, winter, snow, outdoors

Jepeto gave me a paintball gun, a hundred or so "bullets" and 10 minutes to shoot him as much as I wanted. Admit it. It's clear now why I stay, isn't it?

Yes, he let me shoot him. Repeatedly.

Best. Gift. Ever.

 

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  • The only boots my Hubby ever gave me was a pair of hip waders for surf fishing – he’s kind of romantic like that…

  • Wow. Nothing says “I love you” like hap waders. Please tell me they weren’t a Valentine’s gift! 🙂

  • Dang, girl, you have some awesome friends and family!  Your gifts totally rock.  Now you need to start thinking about what you are buying folks.  I’m easy.  Prada pumps and I’m happy as a Prada shod clam.  I still haven’t finished either.  Or maybe I have.  We’ll see.  Love you immortalized in a painting.  It’s as it should be.  And Jepeto has his strong points too, doesn’t he?

  • This is why I miss snow:  Those boots CheesyMike got you are gorgeous! It makes me want to move back to the Great White North. (Oh, and that you referred to him as “CheesyMike” made my heart soar!  The “perfect”. Christmas. Gift. Ever!)
    😉

  • Probably not.  He probably intended that she cut bait.

    😉

  • Dozo, I think you’ve been out in the sun too long if you miss snow! I love those boots and the funniest thing is that he bought them for me one day when we went shopping for HIM because HE needed boots! Merry Christmas Dozo!

  • Yes, I really do, hon. And that’s why I need to find awesome gifts for them! Yeah, it’s not hard to love a pair of Prada’s, is it?

    Does Jepeto have his strong points? Hmmmm…let’s just say he knows how to make up for his weak points 🙂

  • Dozo! You’re such a romantic 🙂

  • Wow that really *IS* the best gift ever!

  • It really was. Jepeto’s mom kept saying how radiant I looked after! I think she was a little bit concerned, actually. 🙂

  • HA!

  • The boots I love. Not so much the shoes, as I’ve never been able to wear high heels. The painting is great, but shooting Jepeto over a hundred times is just unbelievable!  Was he bruised after?

  • I’m with Babs – love the boots, but the shoes are so not me.  Not a heels kinda gal.  I’m sure they look stunning on you, though.

    Some great gifts you’ve gotten.  I see your challenge.  Good luck & Merry Christmas!

  • Well, Jepeto gave me about a hundred bullets, but I didn’t use them all up. He had a few bruises, but he was wearing protective gear.

  • That’s ok, just means more heels for me! 🙂

    I made some progress today, thanks. Merry Christmas to you too, Linda.

  • I think the neighbours house had more bruises than Jepeto 😉

  • Mikewj

    What are you getting me for Christmas?

  • Mikewj

    That you saw.

  • I’m happy to say, I didn’t see any of Jepeto’s bruises.

  • OH WOW!!!!  Shooting him for ten minutes.  That is the BEST GIFT EVER!  That is AWESOME!!!!!!

  • A paintball gun and 10 minutes to shoot Jepeto 🙂

  • It was SO awesome. I think every wife/girlfriend should be given this as a gift. Might help bring down the divorce statistics 🙂

  • Mikewj

    But I like Jepeto. I don’t want to shoot him.

  • You do realize the paintball gun was just an enabling device to service his masochism, right?

  • I like him too. I liked him way better after I shot him, though. But okay, how ’bout if I let you shoot one of your kids, instead? 🙂

  • I do realize and I don’t care. 🙂

  • Mikewj

    Now you’re speaking my language, Nicky. *hugs*

  • Well, every M needs an S, so good luck with your S&M!

  • Barb Paige

    *LMAO hubby could take lessons from Jepeto!!!

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