"Well, your first Christmas present has arrived!" my husband, Tom, announced as he came through the door yesterday.
"OOOOH! What is it??" I asked excitedly. Had the UPS man dropped something off? Or had my man stopped by a jewelry store and picked up something sparkly for me? I couldn't wait to see. I love sweet surprises!
"Why, it's just a little something special for my princess," he said as he pulled a box from behind his back. "I heard you say you wanted this for Christmas so I just went ahead and got it for you."
Oh, that guy. He noticed when I mentioned something and immediately bought it for me? I don't deserve such treatment.
"Ta-Daaaa!" With a flourish, he raised the box so I could see it.
He bought me a new toilet seat.
True, I DID say I wanted one for Christmas, but my tongue was firmly planted in my cheek at the time, and it was said with a distinct tone of sarcastic humor. I believe I've also recently mentioned several other items I'd like for Christmas...a new tea kettle, a soft new throw for the sofa, jewelry.....but it seems that the only one I'm going to get early is THIS one.
The one we BOTH can appreciate.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, after 29 years of marriage, it has come down to this. Gift-giving from the heart....that benefits the bum.
Today's Small Thing is to give your toilet (aka "the porcelain throne") a nice pre-Christmas cleaning.
With all the hustle and bustle taking place this time of year, our regular housekeeping routines often get flushed away in the process. Grab your scrubber and some pop-up wipes and give your hard-working loo a once-over....after all, it deserves some holiday attention too! I'm going to replace my toilet seat today, and lovingly make the rest of the toilet sparkle.
I'll think of it as my early Christmas present to myself. A lovely, sparkly toilet...just in time for the holidays.
Song of the Day: Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt