SO and I finally got to have our little Christmas last night. With all the crazy hectic stuff this last weekend and difficult child 1's drama, we decided to wait until a night I felt a little less frazzled to have our Christmas together. He did the sweetest thing. There was a picture we took of our getaway cabin a couple weeks ago that I just loved. Picture a small log cabin, end to end porch and all, nestled in the side of a mountain, covered in snow. When I first saw how it turned out, I even commented it looked a lot like a calendar picture. (Complete with the soft, warm glow of a light in the living room window.) Well, SO printed a beautiful copy of it and had it framed to match the other pictures in my living room. It's the perfect size to sit on the mantle. Tucked in with the picture was a beautiful little postcard-type glossy card, with the same cabin picture and a little note. Tucked inside that, he had another note & cash. When I looked at him oddly about the cash, his comment was "I thought I'd treat you to a pedicure, so someone could wait on you & rub your feet after a long, trying week." Is that not the sweetest thing? He said he wanted to book an appointment for me and have it all taken care of, but he wasn't sure where I'd want to go. I have a salon where I normally go, but he thought I might like to hop over to one of those ritzy spas in town, where you get the whole spa treatment deal. Normally, I would have been tickled with just the picture. It is lovely and I absolutely LOVE the way he framed it. It turned out perfect! But the added "let me do something nice to help you relax" part was just so thoughtful. He didn't (and still doesn't) know the whole story about what happened with difficult child 1. It's just not something I felt the need to share in detail. But he knew something came up with my youngest daughter and she had hurt my feelings enough to put a damper on Christmas. Added to my parents coming to the house (my Dad for the first time) and he knew my strings were pulled pretty tight this time of year. I swear, I could have just cried last night. It was such a sweet, caring, thoughtful gift. Kind of made the range finder I bought him for golfing seem rather...impersonal. lol. (Although to him it was awesome...he's been looking at them for months, debating on whether to splurge and buy himself one.) It's nice when someone cares enough, even if they don't fully "get it," but understand enough to do something thoughtful and sweet.