Thursday, November 30, 2006

An Idea I had today....

I don't know why I was thinking about this some more today...while I was driving. But anyway. Today in the car on my way to make some crafts I came up with what might be considered a brilliant idea.

Yeah, this is still about the Combo-gifting thing. Sorry if you were hoping for another brilliant idea.

I've decided that if my Mom ever sends me another combo-gift that I'm just going to wait until my birthday to open it.

I was figuring that since I'll be getting Christmas gifts from DH, DD, MIL, Bro & SIL, and friends... that one less gift won't hurt me any. So I'll just put Mom's gift off to the side and wait for my birthday to open it.

Then I hope that she asks how I liked it when I talk to her. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! "Gee Mom, I'm sorry. It's not my birthday yet, so I didn't open it."

Now watch. I've got the perfect plan and she'll send me separate gifts this year.


  1. I hope she sends you a combo gift...just so that you can put your plan into action. I hope it works!

    * I have your mailing address? I wanna finish sending out Xmas cards...if you're comfortable with a freaky nut like me having your address, that is. :)

  2. Hhaha that's a great idea. ;)

  3. Or, you could open the gift, and tell her "i can't wait to see what you get me for my birthday!"

    Your virtual gift from me in honor of your several visits to the holiday party is:

    I thought it was neat, and reminded me of you. :)

    You'll get a whole other virtual birthday present. ;)

  4. Great idea! I was expecting to hear you say you'd decided to give her a birthday present for Christmas this year telling her you guess all these year's you'd misunderstood! LOL

    Holly's Corner

  5. I like it!

    Or you could just ask, "Uh, do I open this now, or wait? I mean, is this my Christmas gift, or my birthday gift?"

    Oh, well, now I see Carmen already had a similar idea.

    Nevermind. I'm just getting you cash, Pal.

  6. That's brilliant! Maybe she'll get the hint, huh?

  7. I knew someone who used to get combo gifts and I always thought it sucked too. Each event should be special in it's own right.

    I'm here from Carmen's so I'm leaving you a little gift. Hope you like it!

  8. An Excellent idea! I have stolen the little cat's blogger account so that I can say thank you for the ham! It's AWESOME!-Chey

  9. Here's a gift sure to warm and comfort your soul, Renee:

    Breakfast ala Zeus!

  10. Hi! I came here from Carmen'e holiday party & I think your idea about the gift from your momma is a good one. *s*

    My virtual gift to you is:

  11. Fank you for the virtual ham Miss Renee. I'm glad you likded my song. - Milex

  12. You're so funny Renee. I think you should celebrate your birthday on your half birthday. Just change the date. Make yourself a half year younger in the process.

  13. Renee - Look at the solution these parents came up with: Solving the Christmas time birthday combo problem.

  14. Truly passive-aggressive. A woman after my own heart!

  15. Good Luck :)

    PS: Yes, me did some research and it looks like pot-stickers and gyoza are one of the same :). Neat!

  16. I think your idea is brilliant but I hope you start getting separate presents as of this year...keep us posted :)