I was texting with a friend on Thursday while I was at work. He was feeling down about what he was putting together for his mom's birthday present. Her birthday is today. He went in to a candy store in the mall gather supplies to make a gift basket. A few of her favorite candies from there and then over to another store to pick up a small variety of chocolate truffles. Add in a giftcard for Starbucks and a cute little teddy bear holding two tickets for her and a guest to see the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and it was done. That is everything he got and he was thinking the gift basket was a lame idea and wasn't sure he put enough stuff in there. I assured him that he did just dandy and his mama was going to love it. Of course I might be biased there. He had not known what to get her and some of the things he knew she had on her wishlist were more than he could afford. So I suggested he might just pick up a few small things she likes and then put them all together and do it up like a gift basket. I've done that one before for my own mom and for a couple other people. It usually works pretty well since they get a small variety and it's only things they like. I hate buying pre-packaged gift sets because there's usually always a thing or two in them you wish you could take out and trade for something else because you know the person you're getting it for won't dig that item or two. So, I'd rather put my own together. =D Hopefully his mom likes it. He made me laugh when he commented that he just hoped she would want to take her boyfriend to see the Symphony and not ask him to go. I told him at least he hadn't gotten her tickets to see the ballet. ;) He replied that he liked the ballet better than the orchestra. At least with ballet he would have "flexible girls in tights to watch." Lol.
I posted a little Tuesday about some of my guilty pleasures in my TMI answers. I left some off of that list. I don't consider those guilty pleasures really because I don't really feel all that guilty about any of them. Another one that could have been on that list is 80's hair metal. Oh yes. I like to listen that stuff. Def Leppard, Motely Crue, Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, L.A. guns, Warrant and some others. I love it. "I wanna rock!"
My boyfriend got a promotion at work this week. He loves it because he makes more money and he's constantly busy. There's more work but he's doing fine so far I believe. He does better when he can stay busy and when he gets challenged at something. I'm just happy that he's not hating his job anymore. I'd write more about it but I don't know all that much about it, lol. I'd hate to get the details wrong. He's still at the place he was before that he was contemplating leaving. They got new people in there, the former owner no longer owns anything and no longer works there. One of his bosses that gave him a lot of trouble is gone. He kept working, worrying that he might be one of the next to go. Instead, he got a promotion. I'm glad he stuck it out to see how things played out instead of bailing. It's nice hearing him excited here and there about his job. It makes me happy for him. =D
There's so many things you don't know about my soul.
Live and die but this will not get old.
Just when you think that you're down and out,
Don't preconceive what I'm all about.
Look for a reason that you have to start,
Acting like a friend that you were not.
And when you think that we played it out,
We come from the bottom and knock it out..."
Have a great weekend y'all!
Have a great weekend y'all!