Best. Investment. Ever. (aka Best Gift for Husband Ever) - Evolved Mommy
We decided as a family to keep Christmas to a minimum this year. We have been working on paying off our debt for just over a year and are about 1/3 of the way there. In order to keep the momentum going we have committed to making sacrifices until we are debt free, which should be within the next two years if we keep this up.
In years past we have both gone a little nuts for Christmas spending at least a ridiculous amount of money on each other.
This year we commited to spending about $200 on each other. I asked for a Flip Ultra HD camera, so that I can take tons of video of our little stinker.
Steve didn’t ask for anything in particular, but I knew he was dying to have a bottle of Bond No. 9 Wall Street cologne. That was his big gift ($150) and he wanted a Bible. For that one I consulted our pastor who suggested a very nice NLT Study Bible ($68).
Okay, so at this point I’ve already spent more than our limit, but I couldn’t stop myself when I was in Barnes and Noble and saw the book, “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. I bought the book and a couple Moleskines as “stocking stuffers”.
It’s a good thing I bought the extra stuff because Steve had spent more on me, too. I got the Flip camera, a little Gorillapod, a sterling silver 4-leaf clover charm for my bracelet, a new Cannon Elf digital camera and a Zhu Zhu pet (not sure why on that last one). We had a great morning opening presents and I honestly didn’t know if Steve would even crack the book open. Ever.
Flash forward to today. December 27th at 7:58 p.m. Not only has Steve been reading most of the day for the past three days, we’ve been to Target to buy a labeler, Wal-mart to get file folder, he’s rerouted the internet, caulked all the windows in the house and done laundry among other things.
He actually used the words, “Life Changing,” referring to this book. He’s been walking around the house taking notes. I’m not exactly sure what he’s writing down, but I’m guessing (read: hoping) it’s all the things he wants to “Get Done”.
Oh, ladies, this could be really, really good. Stay tuned.