Coach's birthday is in April. I really want to do some birthday a**-kicking this year, but so far it isn't working out.
Attempt 1: Coach is lusting after a table saw. I thought he liked a compact one at Lowe's for $300, which I was going to buy for him after squirreling away a month's worth of freelancing money. Then I find out he has only been looking at that one since that's the only one we can reasonably afford any time soon, and that he actually needs the $800. I can't squirrel enough freelancing money away for that, so there goes that idea.
Attempt 2: Coach has zero guy friends in the town we live in-they all live in his hometown 2 hours away. With his travelling schedule for work, the last thing he wants to do on his 1 or 2 weekends off every 3 months is travel. So I thought it would rock to bring some of his guy friends down to visit him, as a surprise, for his birthday. But Coach doesn't have a single free weekend in all of April. Idea 2, struck down.
Oh, and he wants a stupid toilet for his birthday. A toilet. Home improvement stuff like that is not a birthday present to me, it's something we buy out of the funds we've set aside for the house.
Current Attempt: A John Pils print of the new Busch Stadium and Sportsmen's Park, framed for his office. Also, a nice dinner out at his favorite steak joint. And maybe a toilet.
I wanted his birthday to be awesome, but I am foiled at every turn!
Have you ever had a time of it trying to make something special for your partner?