This time of year, everything seems tinged with tinsel: trees, walkways, music, movies, even dinnertime conversations. The other Sunday after church, we were having lunch with our friends Charlie and Corrine Potts when the discussion wound around to Christmas shopping.
“What kinds of things do y’all usually give each other?” Corrine asked.
At our house, Mr. Fix-It usually buys something he wants, tells me “thank you” and he’s perfectly satisfied. It works for me. He gets what he wants, doesn’t mind paying the bill when it comes in, and I have more fun telling Santa what little stuff to put in his stocking so there’s some surprise on Christmas Day.