A week ago today we piled the dogs into the back of the truck and drove down to Macon to see Richard and Leigh. They’ve got four dogs and it’s a bit of a treat for our two to see them as they get on really well and spend the entire time playing and gamboling around. Genghis especially likes Puck, a chocolate beast who is equally needy, also loves to go for the jugular and play rough. They suit each other very well.
Now, Bill has been itching to get his hands on a computer game that’s just come out. Richard has already gone and bought World of Warcraft and so Bill has been terribly jealous as his friend has for the moment abandoned Neverwinter Nights and gone elsewhere to do his slaying. I was planning on that game being his Christmas present but just knew that there was no way that he’d last the month. Bill’s tricksy and already has a habit of just going out and buying what he wants anyway. When he does that in the run up to Crimble Santa gets very miffed.
So, I’d been sending out the negative vibes about this game as best I could, and it really wasn’t working. Also, I wanted him to have it so he wouldn’t fall terribly far behind his friends. Sneakily I talked to Richard and we came up with a plan.
As soon as Bill got to the house he was on the PC and immersed in Warcraft , a big silly grin spread across his face. He barely even noticed when Leigh said she had to do some shopping and asked if I wanted to accompany her. I kicked myself then for jumping up and probably sounding suspiciously eager, but it didn’t matter. Nothing else existed for Bill as he explored the world.
A big thank you for Leigh who then drove us to Best Buy where I was able to purchase Bill’s crack, and also another additional pressie because it’s so darned difficult to get anywhere and Bill’s with me all the time when I do get out. With his upcoming birthday, Christmas and our wedding anniversary to think of, it’s a bit of a nightmare!
Oh, while we were out and about we witnessed a nasty smash in the parking lot. One car smacked straight into the side of another. From my angle I was really worried as it looked like there had been someone stood between them at the time, but thankfully when we drove past I could see that was just an illusion compiled of dented car body.
Back at the house I sneaked around to wrap the gifts, though I really needn’t have bothered with the secrecy at all. Bill probably wouldn’t have noticed if I’d sat down beside him to do the deed!
The rest of the day was spent eating out, where I was introduced to sloppy bread sticks at their local pizza parlour, and watching the latest Harry Potter DVD on the telly. Bill had taken his PC with him so that got tinkered with too. The dogs had a crazy time racing around causing mayhem and both enjoyed immensely themselves too.
We got back to the house and immediately Bill logged online to find Richard playing with a friend of theirs. He went terribly mopey and slouched around the house a bit while I giggled to myself and pretended not to care, knowing that he was to find a nice package on his pillow that evening. (Couldn’t let him suffer too long could I?!)
It didn’t take too long for Bill to decide to pull out the NeverWinter Nights instead, but oh dear…calamity! He’d taken the disk out of the PC at Richard’s, and forgotten to put it back in again.
The Bill who walked into the room upon realising that was a completely dejected forlorn Bill. Unable to do any slaying he was sliding into a unhappy grump and cursing his foolishness. Perfect. Without further ado I called a house meeting and the dogs and I explained that we’d had a talk and decided that due to the circumstances maybe Bill would like his Christmas present early.
Hee, needless to say Bill was floored and a very happy boy indeed. I love my Bill! It was so great to see him with such a silly grin swimming with shades of confused and impressed on his face.
He was soon hooked up and happily creating his online dwarven persona while I just had to succumb to the duvet and go to bed. I popped into the office to check in on him and say goodnight and found the silly boy hunched over, wearing a really grotty looking set of cheapo foam Walkman headphones he must have dug out of some dark corner, the cord of which was so short he could barely sit upright to see the screen. He explained he’d been trying not to disturb me so I could sleep.
Gah, thus how could I resist bringing out his reserve pressie?!! My head told me I ought to be firm and wait until Christmas, but that set up was so pitiful I succumbed and Bill ended up getting to open present number two, a set of online gaming headphones with microphone so he can talk to Richard while he plays. Bill was stoked, but dammit, it’s back to the drawing board for Christmas ideas! Doh!
Got plenty of warm yummy hugs from a happy hubby that night, and am still getting them! Hoorah!