This is the corner with the Christmas decorations at my daughter's high school's office. They had Star of Davids, etc up in the window, too.
I'm smacking my forehead right now. Christmas was a good time. My almost-12 year son was practically jumping out of his skin this year! I don't remember him waking up before me in years. (I had some bubbly the night before. I am not used to drinking so much anymore!)
I'm not smacking my head about Christmas itself. It's that...okay, my husband always felt deprived in his childhood, apparently, when Christmas day came around. He's never sounded resentful about it. But it's led to him needing to give the Big Gesture Gifts every year. We're not exactly rolling in the dough, but he ended up putting together a new computer for our son. He gave our daughter a new iPad, and me an iPad mini.
I'd have put an emoticon with its jaw hanging downward there if SP had one.
It's not just the money or the big gestures--his dentist & a dental surgeon told him he NEEDS to have oral surgery to repair a badly eroded gum in the back of his mouth. AND--I didn't post about this, did I?
Our daughter had an emergency appendectomy on November 30th after she had a CAT scan her pediatrician insisted she take. Good thing, too. The pain in her side was getting worse. Every time she did Jillian Michael's ab workout with the side planks, it would REALLY hurt.
So in short, we owe a bunch o' $$$ to the hospital. We have coverage. It just has a highish deductible. Which reminds me. I need to call their billing department soon. And he needs to have this relatively expensive grafting procedure done in his mouth, too!
PS-- And yes, the iPad mini is awesome! Except for doing digital scrapbook pages, etc, I hardly need to use my desk-top computer at all! Just wish I could 100% enjoy it without thinking "The money spent on this could have gone to fixing your mouth, husband!"