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goals, heat, gift ideas for a 21st?

December 8th, 2009 at 01:16 am

It's probably about time I start thinking of 2010's goals!
Is it just me or has 2009 gone really fast?

I have completed one goal for December - I went in and got my tattoo touched up. The artist insisted that I parade my leg around to everyone in the shop because it healed so well and he was ecstatic about it; and then went on to tell me that if anyone else came in wanting the touch-up that I asked for (which was really small) he would tell them to go away. I left with my head about ten sizes bigger Big Grin

Jed has been suffering in the heat, he is pooped by the time I get home from a measly 30 minute jog/walk! But I am still going to make sure I keep up to the 6 days a week walking goal. I even updated my iPod shuffle. Big Grin

Christmas season is starting and work is getting busier. I would cross my fingers and hope for a few more shifts, but I know I will lose atleast two (Xmas Day and New Years Day are on Fridays). BUT, that means I possibly may get two long weekends. As long as I don't go out and spend any money, it should be fine!

We are wondering what to give DF's apprentice M for his birthday. It is his 21st next Friday and he has invited both of us - which is kind of nice. I guess DF has been a big part of M's life - he started working with him and training him 4 years ago when he was only 17 and they have established a good relationship. M is rather young (in maturity) and even though DF gets annoyed sometimes because all M ever seems to care about is getting drunk on the weekends at the pub with his mates, in heart he is a good kid. DF is kind of like an older brother to him and I've noticed M has taken on a few of DF's values (values which are NOT present in his friends, lol! DF is rather traditional.)

I think we might just end up giving him $50 or something. It is probably something he would appreciate most, seeing as work slows down from Christmas til February.
What would you give?

4 Responses to “goals, heat, gift ideas for a 21st?”

  1. DeniseNTexas Says:

    I like the idea of giving something other than money but if money is getting a little tight for him (or will soon) a gift of cash is probably a good thing. Will he use it productively or blow it on beer? Or do you even care about that? Some people would/do but you might not. At that age, though, they usually do appreciate money so unless something else comes to mind, I'd go for it.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    It does sound like your DF is a big influence and that its a good one for your friend. A gift card is a great idea. You could also do halfies, a smaller amount gift card because money is tight and some type of entertainment (book, game, movie) for fun.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    I forgot to mention he is also saving to go overseas next year when DF signs off his training. I think he would probably give the cash straight to his mum (she is helping him save - lol) so she can put it aside for him. I think that would be called 'forced savings' lol!

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    I am glad it is working out for you and M. It could have gone very badly, but sounds like it is bringing the family closer together.

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