Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gift Ideas for Dad

Here is are some Last Minute Gift Ideas for Dad for Father's Day.  I have been racking my brains for ideas to give my wonderful hubby for Father's Day.  It's really difficult and he does not help in any way.  I always have a list of things I would love to have, but since we bought the house in Florida last fall he is happy and content.  You see he has wanted to move back to Florida for a very long time, so this is his dream come true.  He will be even happier when we can finally move there when he semi retires.

Here is my dilemma, this amazing man has no hobbies.  He says reading depositions are his hobby.  He says they are better then any novel you could ever read.  He's a workaholic.  That's why he can only semi retire, because otherwise he will go stir crazy and want to try working on the house (bad idea).  So I  decided with the help of my children that I would get him some books the help him find a hobby.

So, the reason for the Volkswagen Book is that he has an old 1972 Karmann Ghia that he would like to restore.  He bought it new. Vince came up with this idea.  My handsome hubby is handy with the cars, so maybe this would keep him occupied

He would also like to get a small sailboat, so here is a guide to help him pick one out.  I get incredibly seasick, so I will not be joining him on this adventure.  I get sick on a floating on boogie boards, so there is now way we are getting me on a sailboat.  Do you know how many pairs of sunglasses I have lost over the side of boats over the years?  Too many to count.  Give me a fun little party boat, maybe an old wooden Cris-Craft with a built in bar to head the the restaurants on the inter coastal or for sunset cruises.  This must all happen on really flat water, but that sounds like a whole lot more fun to me.

This may be a good way for us to do inexpensive things.  I am going to have to figure how to save money.  I am bad with money and he's great.  I guess he is going to have to give me some lessons from this book.

Now, neither of us looks like the people in this picture, though if I didn't dye my hair I might.  David, on the other hand, has a head full of brown hair at 65 years old, so I would probably look like these people and he would look young.  I am totally jealous.  He will never see me totally grey!!!  He has just a sprinkling of grey, that is totally not fair.  I am absolutely disgusted!  He will probably laugh once he reads this.  He's 11 years older then me, but teases me about my grey hair.  Oh well!!!  All's fair, I tease him about being so much older then me.

Now, I just added this on, since I know nothing about Florida.  I have never lived there, only spent about 10 days there in my whole life, and need to go sight seeing.  So here is a cool looking guide book for him to use to show me stuff.  

Can you believe I agreed to buy a house there?  I figured that it was the only way I would ever get this man to slow down a little and possibly retire.  It must be love, it truly is.  I am totally crazy about this man, the father to our children and soon to be grandpa to our first grandbaby.  I can't wait to grow old with him.  The really thing great about growing old with him is that he will get there before me.

I know today's post is a little bit of a departure from my regular posts.  I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.  I always love hearing from you.

Have a great day.


  1. Nice gift selection for me too...hubs has been retired less than two years and we now live in Florida! Heading out to the bookstore later today.

  2. Very cute post! You sound like you are the most blessed woman with your man, but I think he is pretty blessed too to have you! Hope he loves your gifts!


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