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Monday, August 13, 2007

It's begining to feel a lot like Christmas...

Do you hear the Christmas Carols playing in my head??? LOL

Ok - now really it does feel like Christmas only because I got the most awesome gift today!!! I guess I should first tell you that one of my "love language" is receiving gifts . There is nothing I love more than getting a gift. And it doesn't matter what it is!! Big, little, expensive, cheap - whatever!!! Just the thought that someone took the time to think about me and to get me something or send me something!! I LOVE IT!!

If you have never read the book "The Five Love Languages" By Dr. Gary Chapman - I would STRONGLY suggest this book! It is based on the premise that we have an emotional tank (the love tank) inside of each of us. And the people that you love are either depositing into that tank or withdrawing from it. Dr. Chapman says that there are five love languages. Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch.

Dr. Chapman goes on to say that being sincere is not enough to communicate our love. That we must be willing to learn our spouse’s primary love language if we are to be effective communicators of love. And that most of the time your love languages are NOT the same as the person we are trying to speak love too. So you may think you are "speaking" love and making a deposit into you loved ones tank because that is what would speak love to you - but in reality since your spouse's love language is different - you are not depositing at all - and you might actually be withdrawing!!! (Really, you should read this book if you haven't already!!)

So... having gone into alllllllll of that - "Receiving Gifts" is one of my primary love languages!

Well, the other day the hubby said to me - you know all that money that you recouped from the Nissan dealership - you should take the part of that money that you didn't think you would get back (the car payment and the insurance - because we would have had to pay that regardless) and get that GPS that you have been wanting. That way - every time you go on a road trip - you can thank Nissan for buying you a GPS!!!

Guess what.... today - FEDEX brought my GPS!!!! This thing is cool!! I mean really coool!!! It has text to voice so it actually says - "Turn Left on Marshview drive!"
Now if you had told me six months ago that I would have wanted a GPS for my car - I would have told you - you're crazy!!! As a matter of fact my best friend got one last year for her Birthday - and I was like why would you want that!!!! That's a crappy birthday gift!!! (Hahaha)

Then.... she and I took a trip to NC for her baby shower - and we were just yaking away - and all of a sudden the GPS said you will turn right in 1.1 miles!!! Holy Cow - we would have missed our turn because we were yaking!! Right then and there and I knew this was a pretty nice item to own!!! (Hey - I will be the first to admit I like to talk! I like to talk a lot!!!! Bahahaha!!)

Low and behold I got my GPS today!!! Just in time as a matter of fact, cause I have a road trip planned for this week and one for next week!! This week - I actually know where I am going so it will help me get use to my GPS and to see how accurate it actually is.... then next week - I am going on a pretty long trip to a place I haven't been in several years!!! So I am very excited!!!

Oh - and we also have a road trip planned in Oct when hubby comes home on leave!!!! Needless to say I see plenty of opportunities to use my new gift!!!

So thanks Hubby! And thanks Nissan!!!!

Until next time - Happy driving!
Cya ~


Anonymous,  August 13, 2007 at 8:16 PM  

Great gift choice. I've been wanting one for a while now too. I can't find my way out of a wet paper sack, LOL!

Let me know if you're ever coming through the upstate of S.C. No problem finding me with your new GPS, LOL!!! Would love to meet you & have a cup of coffee or Dr. Pepper :)

Anonymous,  August 14, 2007 at 3:37 PM  

You'll love it! We got ours so we wouldn't get into residential areas when pulling the RV! It works great! It even tells you what lane to get into!


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