Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Mac Day!

We talked about it for months. Computers abound in our home, but we don't own any of them. Some software, sure, but none of the actual hardware. 

We finally decided that it wouldn't be feasible to save enough for Christmas like we wanted. Maybe one of our birthdays later in the year.

And then money started going missing.


I would ask if he got paid for a wedding or a recording project I knew he had just finished and the subject would subtly get changed. In one instance I remember saying, 
"Are you hiding a lie?" and being answered in the affirmative. 

In my mind, the assumption was that he was saving up to buy me some fancy jewelry as a gift after having the baby. 

But then one day...one day I was sitting on the couch trying to figure out why he hadn't given me the gift yet. It had been a month since the baby was born and no word of any presents. I didn't want to ask and make him hedge around it again, but I was dying to know. With more thinking 
I was wondering what the gift could possibly be. 

He doesn't actually ever buy me jewelry if I don't select it first, a habit that comes after my working in a jewelry store. So what could it be? 

What indeed. 

All of a sudden, it came to me. I just knew that I was getting the computer. 

Little comments started making sense to me. Like the fact that he was so up to date on all the new Mac products. 

I even told a girlfriend last week that I guessed what I would be getting. Just so I'd have proof that I really knew.

He even opened a secret savings account at a different bank to stash away money. There's nothing better than a good present-secret.

I love secrets. I love surprises. I can honestly say I was surprised. Just that it was a week ago. 

We finally have a computer we can call our own. 

Mac, I love you. And I love that you are Red. 

Our little Apple Baby. You've got to train them early, right?

8 comments:

Jean said...

Happy Mac day +1!!
Yes...you can't start them too early.. :)
Congrats on the new addition to your family! :)
Welcome to the greener pastures!

Ed said...

It's beautiful!

Andrea said...

Wahoo! Welcome to the Mac world... it is a beautiful place to be

heather said...

congrats! it's so nice to OWN your own computer, isn't it? the one i have now is also my first very own purchase. have fun!

Cheeky said...

i heart triple-clicking

Jen said...

Congrats on going over to the light side. You'll never go back, enjoy your Mac.

Stacey said...

Oooo! How pretty! Congrats on your Mac - they're the best.

thediaperdiaries said...

ah the good kind of lies in marriage. I love his stealth-ness. Kudos to Andy. And yipee for you!!