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?
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?