|Upgrade necessary? I think not.|
Yes, my rather attractive husband (RAH) may indeed believe in Santa, but more often than not, he also believes in me.
Last Christmas, my hubby bought a laptop (macbook pro) and an iphone to help me along my way.
Which led to major marital brawl, because the previous year I earned zilch. And the year before that, not enough to cover Costco. Not even close.
I am über-cheap, all the time. No questions asked.
I was a dedicated yogi, practicing 3x a week for 2 years before I bought my own yoga mat. Learned tennis for year and a half before giving up the Chuck Taylors. And now that I think about it, rather attractive husband bought me those upgrades as well. Insisted on the clickety-clack push mower until we had an acre+ yard.
|A gift? Or a hint?|
This year, I did get the shovel, and damn it, it frickin’ snowed. Also this handy-dandy Verizon thingy: all internet-all-the-time plug-in gizmo he got me this year was completely unnecessary because
- A: I don’t know what it is or how it works;
- B: don’t really need to be THAT connected at swim meets and soccer and PTO and hoops and check out lines. That’s what Twitter’s for!
- C: Do the math: price and monthly fee ROI not worth spending for remote access during valuable mom & Twitter-time. Seriously, I’m not that busy.
Rather Attractive Husband with addiction to latest & greatest?
- He thinks about exercising and immediately buys new workout clothes, gym membership, protein shakes, bars, and more sneakers than humanly possible. Before he ever breaks a sweat.
- He has full Orvis flyfishing gear and has been out a half-a-dozen times, maybe. In 20 years.
- Took down a few trees? Insisted on massive need for new Husqvarna, axe, wedge, and splitter.
- He wanted a John Deere to mow the lawn in 3 point turns.
- Don’t even get me going on the maple syruping addiction.
But when Santa delivered a macbook and iphone last year, it did send me on my way. I’m officially working, however sporadic it may be, and have earned enough to cover the expense of both.
Uncle. I give up.
He was right – about the laptop and iphone. I needed both to get me where I am today: a couple hot copywriting gigs, blog is busting out, and confidence slowly building. Where I’m headed, I don’t exactly know, but I am acutely aware I am leaps and bounds ahead of where I was one year ago.
Which would never happen without the gear, but especially not without my favorite proofreader, editor, and very own personal Santa who always believes I will get there.