Kaci is sleeping because she got up at 8:30 and made me breakfast. Eggs, toast, and sausage. Kaci can't even really eat breakfast herself, because her stomach rebels, but she made it for me while I slept. That's the kind of girl she is. That is, the kind of girl I want to spend the rest of my life with.
After breakfast, and some attempts to watch TV ("Kathy Lee looks terrible! She needs to eat." "Roy, that's a different girl. It's been years."), we moved on to presents and stockings. We debated for a while whether to do stockings first or presents first. These arguments are important, because it's our first Christmas together. I should have seen her last Christmas, but that was when my Mini had a meltdown and I couldn't go anywhere for a few days.
Anyhow, I argued for doing stockings last, because that's what I remember doing as a kid, and Kaci wanted to do them first. She won, so I GUESS THAT'S WHAT WE DO ON CHRISTMAS. I got a bunch of little toys, my favorite being a little guy with a megaphone permanently pressed to his lips. "HEY, DINOSAUR! SUCK IT!" "HEY SNOW WHITE! YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!" The possibilities are tiresome, but endless. I also got some candy, and some socks with cats on one pair and dogs on the other. I'm wearing one of each, so I fully expect to be spinning a lot today as the dogs chase the cats.
Present-wise, I got a couple of clay pieces Kaci made this semester: an awesome red/orange dinosaur egg and a totally sweet bowl, my favorite thing of hers she made. She also got me a little thumb piano folk instrument, lovingly hand-crafted by a tribe somewhere, and then custom painted by Kaci herself. PLUS, I got a giftcard for Bookpeople. But the piece-de-resistance is a really nice messenger bag, which is sturdy, has lots of pockets, and looks totally hip and manly.
I love spending Christmas with Kaci. She's the most important thing in the world to me, and she amazes me every day. We make each other laugh constantly, and we play games with each other and the world around us. We perform on stage together, which seems incredible to me, and we complement each other in so many ways. When I look at Kaci, I can see the future laid out before me, and it looks like somewhere I truly want to be with every part of me. She is soft, and lovely, and an inspiration.
Some thieves tried to ruin Christmas for us, but I'm happy to report that they did not. Today is awesome.