All summer I've been so bummed out that I can't afford to get a ski pass this season. In past years, I've always charged the amount to my credit card, then spent the winter paying it off. Then one year, I didn't get it paid off. Then the next year after that, I still didn't get it paid off.... and the debt just kept adding up.
Needless to say, I had to take responsibility. As you know I've been working my booty off with getting all of my debt paid off - which has included cutting spending wherever I can, and even taking on a part-time job on top of my full-time job. Last year I still ended up getting a 4-pack to Arapahoe Basin / Keystone resorts, but I knew that this year I had to be extra careful. So no snowboarding for me! SAD FACE but I'm a big girl, and there's always next year!
Yesterday was rough. I had a ridiculously stressful day at my day job, then I had to go straight from there to my part-time job. I got home late, hungry and exhausted. John was up waiting for me - as excited as a boy can be.
John: "I have something for you!"
Me: "Is that my early Christmas present that you have been peeing your pants to tell me about for the last month?"
John: "Yes. Open it. I can't take it anymore."
So I opened it, and burst into tears.
The boy got me a FRIGGIN' SKI PASS for the season!!! Not a dinky ol' 4-pack either - unlimited visits to Keystone, A-Basin, and Breck, as well as 10 passes to Beaver Creek and Vail. I had no words!! I hugged him and kissed him and thanked him endlessly. I have never gotten a gift like that EVER, and it meant so much to me. I quickly told him that there was no damn way I could afford to get him a gift even close to that in price, and of course he didn't expect one. Then I told him that I would love him even if I didn't get me anything at all for Christmas, and he said with a smile, "I know!"
Best. Boyfriend. EVER.
Dustin' off the snowboard tonight, baby! WOOHOOO!!!