I even convinced him to cut the budget in half because I am awesome.
me: Know why you're the luckiest man in the world?That Joe, master detective. Good to know he's on the case even though I truly just wanted to spend more later instead of now. But now I'm also glad we cut the budget because I'm having trouble shopping for him. Mostly it's pressure I put on myself because he is so awesome and I just want to make him happy.
me: Because you're married to me.
me: Thanks for the enthusiasm. Don't you want to know why?
Joe: I'm sure you'll tell me either way.
me: I want to talk to you about cutting our Christmas budget for each other by half.
Joe: What's the catch?
me: Raincheck. I want to spend money when our house project is finished.
Joe: Yeah, I bet there's still a catch somewhere. I'll find it.
Instead, I am going to finish addressing my Christmas cards. Wanna see them? I designed them myself.
Unfortunately, I designed them before I found my Christmas spirit. It was definitely during the phase of "pretend you're excited for the holidays and maybe you'll even fool yourself".
Maybe I should consider redesigning them. Or not sending them at all, which I like even better.
Merry Christmas ya'll. Back to shopping!