I look forward to my birthday every year and this year was no exception. I really can't complain. I have a job, I have a home. Life is good.

My husband asked what I would like for my birthday. I requested a puppy. We've been discussing adopting a puppy into our household for some time. So, the big day was yesterday. Guess what I didn't get.

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Again, I can't complain. Hubby "Jeff" is a wonderful gift giver. Last year, I received a designer purse.

So, I couldn't wait to tear those gold-wrapped packages open.

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Okay...socks aren't THAT bad. I can always use socks. Although, I already have an ample supply. Now, what's in that other package? It HAS to be better than socks.

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Wow! I don't know if I should be proud of Jeff's desire to spruce up our bathroom decor, or if I should be offended. Do you consider a bathroom bath rug and toilet seat lid cover appropriate birthday gifts?

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These birthday presents will be used. They are practical, for a housewarming.

I feel like a visit to one of our local animal shelters is in my near future, WITHOUT Jeff. His birthday is April 1st. Yep. April Fool's Day. Maybe I could adopt a puppy in honor of his birthday. Wouldn't this be the best gift ever?

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