Wow, it was so quiet in here and now everyone is back!
I am on day three of Primal eating. All I can say is I'm ****ing starving. For dinner last night DH mad coq au vin (which he's never made before). It was amazing, and I ate two whole chicken breasts (I've never eaten two chicken breasts in one meal in my life) and I was still starving all night. I've been staving off starvation with cocoa almonds and left-over deviled eggs from our Christmas Eve dinner. The eggs helped a lot, but I ate the last two last night.
At some point I'll do a work-out as well, but I'm still recovering from my fall, which concerns me slightly. I'm not in severe pain, but I'm still experiencing low-level pain in my knee (the same one I hurt earlier) and in my back around my rib cage. I can't imagine anything is broken because it doesn't hurt badly enough, but I'm concerned that it still hurts. The part in my back is horizontal across my back, where I hit on the stair step.
My DH is actually a fantastic gift-giver. He really enjoys spending money on me but this year was pretty low key as DH is not working. He did get me a set of headphones that were apparently quite expensive. I like them, but would never have bought them. My parents usually buy me a few things as well, and this year they bought me a pair of Dansko shoes that I picked out. They really wanted to buy us a new stove for Christmas and basically decided that was what they were going to do. Dad kept emailing DH with very expensive stoves he wanted to buy for us, but it just didn't make sense to DH and I because we really need to replace our cabinets and I just can't see the sense in buying a brand new, very high quality stove to put in a kitchen with 70 year old cabinets. I would rather wait until we do a kitchen remodel to buy a new fancy stove. So after a lot of discussion between DH and I, I asked my parents to take the money and put it towards helping us with a cycle of IUI (because IUI would be cheaper than the fancy stoves he was looking at). My mom agreed immediately to do the IUI. Then my parents both felt bad - Mom because we "weren't getting K anything" (as though the IUI is just for me!) and Dad because he really wanted to buy a stove (My dad is slightly obsessive/Asperger's and right now is really into cooking). Mom told me Dad said, "Can't we get them a stove AND IUI?" Ugh - I love my parents but ack! I had to explain to my mother all the reasons we wanted to wait for the stove. Apparently during Christmas my dad and K spent a long time talking about stoves and K said basically that my dad was determined to buy us one anyway. So I may soon have both IUI and a stove - but in the meantime I got a pair of headphones and a pair of shoes.
As for engagement rings, I adore mine. I had a friend who worked in a jewelery store when I was finishing my Bachelor's, and of course one day I met her at the mall and we looked at rings together. This was a couple of years before DH and I got engaged. Well, years later DH called up my friend and got her to take him engagement ring shopping. They couldn't find a ring exactly like the one I wanted (I liked a design that had a larger stone in the center with two smaller ones on the side). They picked out a solitaire with a very nice stone, then my friend wasn't satisfied so she went to another store after DH had bought the solitaire. M found the perfect setting that was just what I loved and called DH up. He ended up buying the setting from one store and having it set with the stone from the solitaire at the other store. It's gorgeous and I have always adored it. It's just the sort of thing DH usually does for me - just to my taste and a little more than I was expecting.
ETA: Those Lexus commercials are horrible. DH and I made fun of them constantly.
Last edited by Gwenn; 12-29-2011 at 12:03 PM.
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