First of all, today is the 4th anniversary of my mom's death. It never gets easier but time passes and things change and you learn to live with a new normal. What makes it worse is that neither my husband or I have mother's on earth anymore.
We had to leave the house early to drive to the city for Mr. Funny's surgery follow-up appointment. He is just fine. No problems with eating, pain or infection.
He dropped me off at the mall to do a bit of Christmas shopping.
I did have some luck but I am nowhere near what I would call finished.
The girls (my sister's and I) all bought for each other this year and the 5 guys drew names. Mr. F got Mel's husband and knew exactly what he was getting him. This was good news and did not involve me in the least. He picked up the gift while I was at the mall.
Before we headed home, I stopped at the dog bakery because today was Kona and Neko's birthday. I think they are 6 but maybe they are 7. They got iced doggie cookies and I got one for all of them. Neko and Finn got the one's that had Naughty written on them and Kona got the Nice one. Molly and Skip's were iced reindeer.
While I was cookie shopping, Mr. F was at the jewelry store a few rows down looking for a gift for me. I crashed his party and was quickly distracted by the shiny things. After I gave him a few ideas of what I liked, the owner said to wait while she went to the back to get "some fun things"
She brought out a black box with about 16 rings in it. They looked like costume jewelry, like the QVC today's special value diamonique rings my mom used to buy for $29.99 for fun.
They were real. Diamonds.
Like I have never seen the likes of and certainly never had the guts to try on.
This one was an estate piece. It was $49,000.
Looks good on my finger.
This one. I looked at the tag and told my husband it was only $9,800. She corrected me. It was $98,000.
It was also spoken for. A nice gentleman who loves his girlfriend is picking it up tomorrow. She is gonna be doing all kinds of jumping up and down on Christmas when he proposes. A ring like that deserves all kinds of
Sadly, this one was too small. I was going to get it sized but then I came back to reality and saw that it was $215,000.
And since you had to look at my horrific cuticles and chipped nails, I will have you know that I am getting a manicure tomorrow morning. I am even getting my nails painted.
In case you are interested, all sweaters at Anthropologie.com are 50% off through Saturday.
I picked up these 2 and I will be sure my husband wraps them for me.
|I have been drooling over this one for a while. I am so thrilled to get it for half off!|
|Love the navy stripes!|
I saw this the other day, it just really summed up my relationship with my husband.
Tomorrow I leave for Sisterpalooza 2011.
My husband thinks that is a dumb name. See above.
I sent this to Mel the other day. I am pretty sure she loved it.
I have my gifts wrapped, my lists made and liver is prepared for the weekend.
I hope it is everything we hope it will be: relaxing, fun, crazy.
My husband said he hopes he doesn't get a phone call from the Eureka Springs police dept. asking him to please come retrieve his wife because she tasered someone/ fell over drunk in the street and tumbled down the steep stairs/ got into a fistfight over a really cute pair of boots on sale/ peed her pants laughing and froze to the cobblestone street/ or saw a ghost at the haunted hotel we are staying at and began screaming and blubbering incoherently.