27 December 2010

Practical vs. Romantic

I am not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. I've had an entire week off and I can say that it passed by way too fast. Christmas was good, spent it in New Jersey with Matt's family. Before we headed up there I was preoccupied with Christmas shopping, family time and holiday festivities like parties and dinners. I didn't specifically ask for anything this year because I don't feel like I need anything (other than money) so Matt was at a total loss as to what to get me. He had a wonderful idea all on his own though and it is so much more purposeful than any romantic super over priced gift from a jewelry store: a new light fixture for our bathroom! Yes, to those of you not living in a fairly old house that still needs a lot of work that sounds boring and doesn't make you swoon. He was being thoughtful though and knows that I love things for the house and love making it look better and better.
Old light fixture

New light fixture

What was the best gift you received?

3 Thoughts :

Jessica December 27, 2010 at 7:57 PM  

Aw, what a practical gift! It's a great light fixture too. Hope you show us the finished product! :)

Rose December 27, 2010 at 9:03 PM  

practical gifts are better anyways! smart guy :) the breaks always go by way too fast... happy holidays!

Kristin December 28, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

That's an awesome gift! I love getting things I need versus what I want. That's when you know someone really knows you.