That’d be me, of course.
With a dilemma.
An enchanting sort of dilemma.
OK, here’s the deal…
That husband of mine-who-is-never-here-but-really-exists-really-he-does has been out to sea on assignment since March 10.
Yes, that’s correct — MARCH 10.
A very long time indeed, and as it happens, my birthday is coming up VERY soon.
I don’t really care to celebrate the day but I DO love to get a prezzie. (Or two, as you’ll see.)
I’ve had my eye on this little minimalist necklace that is all the fashion rage; hub told me to go ahead and get it, which made me verrry happy, and that’s what I did.
I drove to Bloomingdales in Fashion Valley; saw it, loved it, put it on, bought it,
Just like that.
It’s the perfect little sparkle to wear all the time; either by itself or layered with…other necklaces.
(Here’s where it all goes wrong (or right, depending on your point of view.)
Floating on a retail high, I strolled around the shopping center, wandering into Hermes, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Gucci, Prada — there’s no Chanel at Fashion Valley, so you’d think I’d be safe from temptation, right?
Drifting through Nordstrom, running my hand through racks of silky boho blouses and scarves, I discovered a secluded little alcove that was all CHANEL.
Iconic Chanel tweed suits, timeless classic beauty in the $5000 and up price range — good to look at, but they’re not coming home with me, that’s for sure.
I turned around and saw a glass display case full of Chanel jewelry.
DID YOU HEAR ME?
Full of Chanel jewelry.
The very nice sales associate brought out one piece after another and I tried them all on.
“Have you seen this one?” she said.
“It’s sparkly” she said.
I’ve always always wanted the little CC logo pendant.
I died. What do I do? Not half an hour earlier I purchased a 14K diamond necklace that was supposed to be my birthday gift from my EXTREMELY GENEROUS absentee husband.
Here’s the dilemma:
- Do I take back the first necklace and buy the Chanel?
- Do I walk away from the Chanel?
- Do I keep them both?
- Do I have a choice here?
What do YOU think I did?
I had a brief chat with myself because I couldn’t call hub for his opinion since he wasn’t available by cell, so I had to solve this dilemma entirely on my own.
I needed BOTH necklaces.(See how I used the word NEED instead of WANT.)
Of course I did, because I DESERVE both of them.
How could anyone choose? They’re both equally amazing, equally beautiful, and now I’m twice as happy!
(No Sophie’s choice this time.)
Here’s the awesome little Chanel.
By some miracle of the cosmos, another gift arrives this week.
Totally unexpectedly, tugboat man called and said he’s flying home for a week or so between assignments. On Thursday. MY BIRTHDAY.
That’s TOMORROW, which means I’m back on Cinderella duty — jewelry off, yellow rubber gloves on; cleaning, baking, ironing sheets, and hanging welcome home banners.
Don’t think I don’t know I live a charmed life.