Earlier today I was flipping through a catalog that's gearing up for Mother's Day. On the back page it says, "Order by April 29 for Mother's Day delivery."
I know this hasn't occurred to Anthony, especially since he'll be out of the country from April 19th until May 3rd. So I immediately went to the computer and chatted him:
ME: and fyi, i just saw on a catalog that if you need to order by april 29th for Mother's Day delivery
ME: since you'll be abroad then... you know
just wanted to let you know
ANTHONY: heh, thanks
ME: cuz i know you probably haven't thought of it, yet
hey, just so you know
You need to order by April 28th or so for Anthony's Day
what do you want?
ME: ahhhhh right
ANTHONY: good sunglasses
horsey lessons ￼
bottle of Gambia old-vine zinfandel
ANTHONY: work just got crazy!
can chat now
a lull in the firefighting
(can't leave, though) ￼
ANTHONY: you know what would go well with a razor? some fancy shaving cream
i know what i'm doing.
i'm a good gift giver, remember?
don't spoil it
ANTHONY: this site is awesome
ME: ok, so mo's day ideas: http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?source=family&itemId=15762 or http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20229278
(to signify goodnight moon)
ANTHONY: your mom?
or for you?
ME: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21847576 or http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16725032
ANTHONY: oh, I get it...
ANTHONY: You weren't reminding me earlier about shopping for my own mom.
ME: i'm done with you.
A: you know you can't stay away
Seriously, though, I had no idea
And there you have it. The inner workings of a marriage between the beleaguered and the beleaguerer.