I'm not talking about a day or two early either. No.... try MONTHS early! It all began in 2005 when my sweet hubby wanted a new stereo system for his birthday (which is at the end of August). We happened to be visiting friends in Portland in May, who just happened to work at Target, where they just happened to get a 10% discount. And by sheer coincidence alone Target sold the very system that Dave had been eyeing! It was fate! HA!
Long story short, Dave got his stereo in May, and didn't have to wait until the end of August to use it. Fast forward to 2006. Dave managed to swindle an iPod with two months to spare. In 2007 he got $300 in new work clothes, this time only a month early. Moving forward to this year, Dave got a new, cool, snazzy pedal board thingee to use with his Variax electric guitar (in APRIL!).
So, following his example (and knowing that with the adoption our funds will become increasingly more limited as time goes by), I picked out and purchased and have now been using MY birthday gift this year - which is at the end of November. I "received" 43 of the most wonderful, amazing markers in the world - Copic Sketch! I'm in love... now if only I could figure out how to get the rest of the 301 colors.... sigh!
Here's some pics of what I've been doing with them: