Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Yesterday afternoon a package arrived. It was my first Christmas present (not counting the gift exchange at work), and yes, it was from J. The first thing I noticed was the unusual gift tag...a picture of a hand of ginger, taped to the outside of the gift (and of course, the sentiment that read: May your life be warm and memorable). I guess I know what is in store for me.

Now, let me just take a minute here to say, I think He knows me better than anyone. I am not really a jewelry and perfume kind of girl. Not that those things aren't great, I would have been grateful for that too, but those aren't the things that blow my skirt up (so to speak). I am a bibliophile. I LOVE books. I especially love books about words, language, grammar, punctuation, and writing. One of my all time favorites is Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. I just have a thing for language and the written word. So, as I unwrapped the gift (I know, it isn't Christmas yet), I was absolutely thrilled to find The New Well-Tempered Sentence and The Deluxe Transitive Vampire. For me, books are every bit as personal as lingerie would be.

It may sound strange, but this is the most perfect and the most romantic gift I have ever received. It shows me how well He knows me and it reflects the thought He put into it. See how easy I am to please? Just know me well enough to chose the perfect gift. I am assuming that He knew it was the perfect gift, but no matter really. Even if He wasn't sure, it is perfect and He bought it. I have to say that He is the most thoughtful man I have ever known. I am still smiling.

Though, the best gift will be when He is here next week (barring any work, home or meteorological disasters).


OliviaManners said...

Dear Alice,

I just wanted to wish you a very merry Christmas.


Greenwoman said...

*smiles* Your fella sounds so wonderful. I'm very happy for you.

Alice said...

Thank you Olivia. I hope you had a terrific one as well.

I have been enjoying your story very much.

Thanks, he is pretty wonderful. I hope you are enjoying your family time and feeling a bit more peaceful.


Constance said...

You know what? Books about words are on the top of MY wish list as well! And of course nothing in the world is better than receiving the perfect gift from the perfect person!

Happy Holidays,

Alice said...

Good to see you here Constance. I DO love my books. Though, I currently have the need and desire for the perfect spanking from that perfect person!

I hope your holidays have been great.