Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Gift of Time

I have now known Mr. Duvall
for 4 years
or so it will be in about 3 weeks
and the first year
we didn't exchange Christmas gifts
and the second year
I gave him boxer shorts
with button flies
and he bought me a drill
last year
I don't believe we gave gifts
I kinda remember him
saying we shouldn't
but I am not sure
I remember the birthday gifts
I have given him
and the one I have asked him for
which is to come see me
on or near my birthday...

this year
before Muse made her exit
from my life
she was discussing a gift idea
that had to do with time
and I remembered
how Mr. D has been wearing
the same watch
since I met him
so I liked her idea
and did a small spinoff
from it
after sharing some ideas
I had
with her, so that she may have
benefitted from using them

I put the gift together
in a big box
and all the items inside
had a note attached
as to their part
in the
Gift of Time

I wrote out the card
that said
each time I see him
it is like Christmas morning
and the greatest gift he has given me
is our time together


The first gift was

It's Hunting Time

a headlamp that clips
onto a cap bill
so that he can hunt
under red light
and see where he is going
he loved it
but mostly because
he has to open gates with locks
early each morning
and he could use the headlamp
when it is dark out
and not have to use the lights
from his vehicle
(I was proud of this choice
because he actually really needed it)

A Time to Die
for the fleas and ticks that is
He hunts and traps feral pigs
and they are nasty animals
and more than once I have heard
about how he was the new home
for fleas and ticks
due to the moving of the pigs
a couple of wrist bracelets
similar to flea and tick collars
to help with keeping them at bay
and off his beautiful body

He asked if they work
and I said
I hope so

Time for Warm Feet
without me there to warm them

foot warmers
found in the hunting/camping area
disposable and cheap
he said he always wanted to try them
and now he can

Bed Time

New pajama bottoms
the last pair I bought two years ago
are wearing out
and a new look was in order
he opened them up and put them on
right then
New pantalones
as he puts it

Time For a Drink

A nice big bottle of Chivas
that he will not purchase
on his own
he drinks the cheaper stuff
until someone gets him a bottle

Time for a Road Trip

a silver flask
with a nice little feature
of an arm to hold to the lid
so you don't drop it
when you take it off to pour a drink

Time for a change

New boxer shorts
three pairs

he couldn't believe I could find
boxer shorts with buttons
at the local sporting goods store

Time For A Roll In the Hay

A token
that says
it is good
for a Roll in the Hay

he, of course, said
he needed a jar full of them
I said it was reusable
that I would only need to see it
not take it from him
then he was happy and smiled
and said
well in that case,
look at this...lol

and then there was

3 rolls in the hay

and the gifting resumed

Time for a Foot Rub

New foot cream for great foot rubs
that he says will put him to sleep
but they haven't yet

Shower Time

A small box of goodies
for the shower
that are his favorite


the big gift was a watch
since it was

Time for a New Watch

and he admitted
he had been wearing that watch
for about a dozen years

11 gifts for each hour on the clock
and months in the year
and then I said
and the best gift I can give you

is me
for the time we have together today

and he was so appreciative
and said he thought it was
the best Christmas gift
he had ever received
it was a great day
and that was just the beginning of it

I love giving thoughtful gifts
to those I love
but I have never enjoyed
anyone opening them
more than him

he fussed of course
stating I should not spend
my hard earned money
on him
and I said
I did it because I wanted to
and he said
before he left
he hadn't ever received
that many gifts...

and oh what I would do if
we were together more...
he cannot even fathom....

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