Thursday, 13 January 2011

Dear Santa....


..have a word with Mr Dunnit will you? I'm fairly sure that he deliberately misunderstood my simple answer to his annual question: 'what shall I get you for Christmas, darling?'
Now you see, we've had a year; if you swing by this blog relatively regularly, you might have started to understand that I returned to work full time after being a pampered and spoilt lazy stay at home mum for bloomin' years. I know that the world over I'm not doing nearly as much as millions of women do on a daily basis....but nevertheless, full time, moi?! And this work? For the first couple of months, unpaid and frankly, with some resistance, for Mr Dunnit at his Joinery Company. Then I kinda got into it a bit and started to accept that really, I should help out because I could. So I embraced it. And the nice part was (apart from secretly enjoying it) - I thought it would leave me with some choices in the Christmas present department. After all, I was being ever so good!
So I answered, unassumingly and with very un-greedy good grace, that something large and very shiny would be just lovely, thank you. By which of course, I meant a chunk of diamond on a ring, chain or earring posts - but you understood that immediately, huh.
Imagine my surprise then, on the 23rd December when a delivery was made at home of fifteen different size brown boxes, all relatively heavy and unhelpfully labelled in a language I do not speak.
Yep, it was my large shiny Christmas present alright. See how it shines.
So Santa, now it's installed and making the wood burner useable, I like it, really I do. Seriously though, - can you help him sort out his idea of a lovely pressie? And can you help him speak girly so I don't have to be my own interpreter next year? Can you please?

Yours in beautiful snug warmth, and constant romantic hope
Julia (Number 3 kerjillion and 12 on the nice list.)
xxxx

43 comments:

Wipso said...

What a brilliant post Julia. :-) I really can see where you are coming from but knowing just how much I love our log burner I can see his side too :-) Better luck next year eh? but do you really need to wait til then? Just let him read you blog with all the comments that will flood in :-)
A x

Leonie said...

OMG that is PRICELESS!!
thats the best laugh i've had in ages!!
Good Ol Mr D!
xx

Cardarian said...

Ha, ha loved that post - yes I know they never get what we want do they??? Still you must admit it is VERY BIG and shiny! Ha, ha.....just doesn't fit on your finger or neck!!! Ha, ha
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

No, I wouldn't be without my log burner .... but you will simply have to go to my method of making sure it is understood loud and clear, staple a picture of what you want to his chimney stack!

alexa said...

Smiling wryly here and remembering the year I got a rechargeable drill. (Very useful it has been, too!) Hoping a year's worth of warmth makes up for his lack of romance!

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Julia, well I did have a good laugh made my day as I have stinking cold, - so feel better. What about Valentines Day for something solid, shiny and sparkly he he. Hugs JO.xx

kelli said...

LOL! men...

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i laughed so loudly when i read your post that my hubby came over to see what i was laughing about. his comment about mr. Dunnit - we speak the same language! so, you see, we are in the same boat!

Scrapcat 1 said...

LOL well you did make me laugh Julia, it is what you asked for after all large and shiney, you will need to be more specific for this year I think. I hinted long and hard for a new watch a few years ago, "I think I need a new watch" was the actual words used but after Christmas I had to go and buy it myself so I know what you mean. Still laughing now!

joey said...

LOOOOOL Julia, fab post, boy that is super shiny, who is going toget up there and clean it when the weather takes its toll?! lol, am sure Mr.Dunnit will understand "she" speak by next year haha xxx

glitzygirl said...

Hi Julia, I showed my hubby your pic of the 'big and shiny', and he fully understood. So i guess that proves it, they are from a different planet and speak their own language, LOL. The male comment was, wow, that's a big one.....
No more to be said...
Blessings Hilde

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Haha, men eh! Always with the 'practical presents'. Yes lovely and invaluable it may be but we deffo know what you meant by big and shiny Julia.
Anne xx

Helen said...

Priceless! But you only got what you asked for.... I should start leaving notes out right now! Spell it out good'n'proper!!

Elizabeth said...

Great post, I'm still chuckling. How can one man get it so wrong and yet get it soooo right - well, it is big and shiny!! Me, I'd appreciate being warm - diamonds are so cold, daaahling. Elizabeth x

Daniele said...

its a man thing, next time tell him small and shiny, I gave up on mine ages ago I just buy my gift now and get him to wrap in, on the plus side at least you're warm as toast and its original, I bet santa didn't get anyone else the same
hugs

Diane said...

LOL...men! hopeless aren't they?
Mine is almost as bad....we have not had a good year financially either and things are tight....but when he came home on Tuesday night (the night before our 20th wedding anniversry) and presented me a plug on a chain for the kitchen sink I thought he must have a death wish. Yes it has needed replacing for some time...but really?
He did redeem himself the following day when a lovely bouquet arrived along with a posh box of choccies...so I have decided to keep him a bit longer.

Violets Corner said...

He he, mine is like that too! They always find some practical gifts instead of romantic ones.

Hugs
Maarit

Sandra said...

Now, I'm with you on the wonderfulness of a wood burner, wouldn't be without ours for the world, BUT ... and it's a big BUT .. Husbands don't get hints! ..oohhh no, you need either to show them the catalog, or write the details down for them somewhere they'll see it on a regular basis LOL.

Anonymous said...

You could make some comment about it not being quite the magnificent erection you'd imagined!!!!

Good on ya, Mr D :))

LL Jan xxxx

Sheilagh said...

Oh bless the man..LOL


You have got to love him:)

Ohhh Snap said...

There's nothing for it except to speak plainly lol.

Twiglet said...

Love it!! What a treasure! Not quite what I would call a girls best friend but hey - next time you are snuggled up together in front of your cosy wood burner you will have to whisper in his ear - DIAMONDS - I MEANT - DIAMONDS!!!!!!

Doone said...

it is your own fault.

I circle the picture and write additional descriptions in the catalogue, cut it out, stick it to a list and say

'you may choose which but it has to look and behave as per this list or there will be repercussions Mr.'

He ignores the list for he will not be told , but I usually get something approximating the requests,

i asked for a quilting iron I got a giant easel - i am happy....


I have Never Been Given a Chimney.
You lucky Girl.

Dx

Stressed Stamper said...

Men do not do not take hints you need to be more direct....think I would have cried actually if I had got it...after of course I had thumped him...log burner though I like...next yr you can say - got the chimney last year - now I want the present!
Sarah x

triciasconfetti said...

You made me laugh there. My wonderful husband of 42 years did actually manage to get the pretty , sort of sexty nightie I had hinted at this year. A few years ago when I had hinted at the same he came up with a wincyette monstrosity which i had to smile at and say thanks darling to as we had a house full of relatives at the time. Men don't seem to speak romance very often i have decided.
Glad youre warm though. x Tricia

Sue said...

Oh PMSL here, a brill post hun, that so made me laugh. Myabe ya best just take the mwn pressie n wrap it up!! Men!!!!! Tis lovely n big n shinny so he got that bit right!! sue,x

Ciara said...

wtf!!!!

Nicky said...

pmsl that is so funny bet your were not expecting anything that big and shiny - but it is what you asked for. Brilliant post

misteejay said...

LOL - that's a man for you but at least you are warm and toasty.

Toni :o)

Kirsty.a said...

It's very shiny! Seriously, give it up. Men just don't understand presents like we do. I either give P a list of EXACTLY what I want or I buy it myself and tell him to wrap it. Sometimes the element of surprise isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Kirsty.a said...

PS and please don't put the word Santa in your post heading again until Dec 1st at the earliest!

Darcy said...

oh lol Julia that was funny, though not for you i am sure. i have to hand over a very detailed list of choices otherwise I get nothing.

There is a blog award for you on my blog.xxx

Lyn said...

Good Grief! NOW that's what I CALL a present. Just not for me! Now, you see, where you went wrong is by not finishing the sentence "something BIG and SHINY" ..... "in a small jeweller's Gift Box".....

Now I know that you and Mr Dunnit must finish each other's sentences all the time, but, sometimes, you just have to lay it completely on the line - so that the required response is something like "and I would expect nothing less, dear...."!

Mandi said...

ROFL at you bless ya!
Hope his cruises clear up soon heheh

xx

CoventryAnn said...

So funny :D

Carmen said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Brilliant, just brilliant. I bet he was evil laffing as he ordered it.

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh my gosh I had a really good laugh at your post! You do admit that it is very very shiny...lol. But at least you'll be warmer for the rest of the winter!

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

Pam said...

I love it!!!! My friends husband is just as bad, they decided this year to only spend £10 on each other on a nominal present, so she hinted in shops as she purchased other people presents, commented on lovely pices on decorating programmes etc. In M&S one day he starts looking at slippers at which point she lost it, needless to say we all go text the next day asking what she had pointed out and where could he get it!!

Me I went on line showed him what I wanted to which he promptly went in ordered and payed for using my paypal account (still trying to convince him I Paid for my own xmas pressie).

Hugs Pam x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

If I'm oriented correctly, it looks like you can see it from your craft window. A constant reminder of the love, affection, and warmth dear Mr. D gave you for Christmas. What more could you ask for. Maybe a shiny alternator (grin).

Rosie said...

I think where you went wrong was asking for something SHINY! I specifically requested pink and sparkly - that did the trick .... here's hoping he gets the message!

voodoo vixen said...

I was cracked up when I read this post... then my Mum came to investigate the reason for such hilarity and she ended up in stitches too... and I clean forgot to comment after enjoying your situation so much... bad form indeedy!! ;)
Poor Mr D.... he got most of the request correct but sort of lost the plot at the end there... I am sure he will do better next year...

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hilarious! But I would never say big and shiny to my husband and expect diamonds! He doesn't think diamonds are romantic! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Jo said...

OMG Julia, I have just returned to blogland after several months and realise what I am missing. I have just laughed so much, I can't speak and hubby has run into the room to see if I'm OK!!! Absolutely priceless. Hugs Jo x