Hick is such a smooth operator. I woke up on my birthday morning, and found a card and a present on the kitchen counter. I could tell that Hick had wrapped it himself.
I have no idea where he found the paper. From the looks of it, probably inside a gift bag that was being saved for re-use. Not that he could put my gift in the actual gift bag, of course. Or bother to wipe the counter before dropping my gift there. The tape came from the roll of shipping tape that I use to wrap packages for Genius and The Pony. It's really strong tape. As Hick said, "I shoulda stole more than one roll of it when I retired."
Actually, kudos to Hick for wrapping my gift, because I had washed the black-handled scissors (sticky from that really good tape), and they were in the dish drainer. Which meant he had used the orange-handled Fiskars I've had since my first year of teaching, passed on to me by my mom, with a broken handle for the past five years. When you try to cut with them, the broken orange plastic handle moves, but doesn't make the blade move.
I'm sure you are dying to know what was inside Hick's package (heh, heh).
KNIVES! Knives, knives, knives! I love them! They match the set I got for Christmas. Except these are red, and my Christmas knives are blue. They're ceramic, and very sharp. Now we can cut my tough food easier!
Remember the Christmas knives?
I guess now we have a his 'n' hers set! Hick might be catching on to the way to Val's heart. Hopefully, it doesn't involve carving his way there with a knife.
I have one of those ceramic knives, they are really good, except they chip pretty easily, though the chip provides a serrated edge perfect for starting a tomato slice...anyway, nice gift, and if you want your man to wrap a present nicely, you end up with a man who walks very light in his loafers...if you get my drift. Not that there is anything wrong with that.ReplyDelete
WHAT? They CHIP? I guess you are not putting them in their protective plastic sleeve, or else you might be SCRUBBING THEM WITH A VEGETABLE BRUSH!!!Delete
Hick is not yet watching "Say Yes to the Dress," and he just bought three pairs of work boots instead of loafers. Although I think he spends more time loafing than working. There doesn't seem to be any indication that his wrapping skills are going to improve.
Ah, Hick! A committed romantic soul!ReplyDelete
Yes, that's my Hick. The loving husband who once complimented my skirt: "I like it. It reminds me of a circus tent."Delete
A circus tent? Wow, I thought MY husband's compliment to me about my "sturdy legs" that are like "bride pilings" took first prize, but circus tent is very competitive!Delete
I think you still win! Hick backtracked to say the PATTERN of the skirt is what reminded him of the circus tent. I wasn't convinced.Delete
I read your title and my sleepy eyes snapped open! Someone is slicing up their wife??ReplyDelete
Thank goodness it isn't so. I love the new knives, Hick obviously noticed how much you liked the Christmas set.
I wonder now if knives will be your gifts now for the next few years...
Perhaps you've been reading and writing too many crime stories!Delete
I've been thinking about how I'm going to get a whole set of knives. He doesn't give me anything for Easter, but there's Mother's Day. Our anniversary. And this year's Christmas.
Oooh I like those! Hick did good, the love of your life. My guy has given me the same card for 20 years.ReplyDelete
The truth comes out. Bill is a re-carder!Delete
I have never used a ceramic knife and am now very curious. Of course, I would never buy it for myself ….. unless, it was on sale!ReplyDelete
I am telling myself they came from an actual store, and not the auction. Not that it matters. I only draw the line at auction meat.Delete
We have one ceramic knife. Not as pretty as these but it cuts like a demon. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
So far, I've been able to cut everything except that troublesome cardboard circle I cooked under the pizza!Delete