Daily Archives: December 9, 2010

Print Me Out Some Love

The KoD and I both work from home most of the time. He has his office, I have mine. We tried sharing an office and realized it’s best we have our own space. He is Mr Neat and only has out the papers that he is working on, I, on the other hand….let’s just say I know where I can find everything!!

A while back the KoD bought me a wireless printer. It was on sale for a song and it has been wonderful. I shlepp my laptop over the house with me (less so now that I have my own home office) and knowing I don’t have to plug in to print something has been great. His computer is attached to a printer, but he installed my printer software too so that he could print in colour when necessary. This wireless printer is now in my office.

I was working hard this morning, my head all up in recipes and HTML coding and what on earth am I going to feed the kids for supper, and I hear the printer start to print. I start thinking I pressed something by accident or that there was a ghost in the machine.

Nope, the KoD was printing something – FOR ME. This is what he printed.

It’s something so simple, but it reduced me to an absolute puddle of mush – so incredibly sweet. I didn’t think it was possible to love him more, but I do. Every single day I love him more and more. It took us years to find each other, but I am so very thankful that we finally did!!

Xmas – not in our house!!

I shouldn’t really admit this in public but I am a GLEEK. I love the show Glee. I watch it every week. I don’t watch it on TV as it’s on at 8pm which is my time to spend with the boys, but I catch it online the next day.

It’s not an amazing show by any stretch of the imagination, but I find it entertaining and it is one of the handful of shows that I actually take the time to watch. KoD would never watch it with me and I am totally ok with that. I don’t need to watch the shows on the military channel – we can have separate interests.

This week’s Glee episode was their holiday one. Lots of red and green and singing Xmas tunes. KoD walked into our room as I was watching and objected to me watching this particular episode – being that it was all about Xmas and trees and candy canes and Santa. He thought that it was wrong to watch such a show when we are living such a Jewish life.

I told him that it was purely entertainment – that there was nothing nefarious about watching such a show. It’s not like I am going to want to celebrate Xmas after watching Glee for 42 minutes. Puhleese. It’s not even as if this show, as many others, puts the X in Xmas – where’s the religion? It’s all about gifts and trees and a jolly man in a red suit. Jesus wasn’t mentioned ONCE.

So, other than giving me blog fodder, (thanks dude), does the KoD have a point? Do you banish any mention of Xmas from the house? Do you watch all the Xmas specials that are on TV around this time? Do you try to strike the right balance? What is the right balance?