— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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August 25, 2013

Celebrating


I've been promising myself that if things worked out this past week as I hoped they would, I would celebrate {thank you again for your good wishes!} by buying myself a present. Of course, the first thing I thought of was a bookstore spree, but I already have so many unread books (the library's and my own). Then I thought it could be a necklace, because that would be something to treasure. So I've been pinning lots of possibilities in case I had a chance to choose one. Something in gold, or possibly pearls...


But at the last minute, I went with the red one. The same lovely design also came in emerald, some kind of smoky topaz, and even pearly white, but those were all a lot more expensive (naturally). But I like rubies and garnets, too, and this pretty, shiny jewel goes on and off, and forward and backward {my old one wasn't doing that all of a sudden}.  It works with all my things, and  I can put it on every day, even from across the room. I made a good choice, right? 

I hope you're celebrating something today, too!

7 comments:

Lisa said...

I tend to think in terms of books first as well! But I have a little netbook, with a small screen, so I can't see your prize as well as I'd like. I feel a little silly for asking, but is it a CD player?

Frances said...

Absolutely lovely! And I appreciate and applaud your decision to celebrate yourself. You'll have this forever and will get to re-celebrate every time you put it on.

Audrey said...

Thank you, both! And yes, Lisa, it plays both CDs and Ipods/Iphones. My old stereo worked great for years, until last week, when the rewind/forward function on the CD player mysteriously stopped working. That's fine for music, but it's a little tedious for audiobooks! :)

Karen K. said...

Well, they're all lovely, though you might get the most use out of the CD player. I love the necklace on the top right!! May I ask where I could find it?

I too might have a reason to celebrate soon, though it might just as well be a reason to need consolation. (Of course I never need an excuse to buy myself presents!)

JoAnn said...

They are all lovely, but you made a good decision! I'm sure you'll enjoy it every day... and congratulations again on your promotion :-)

Audrey said...

Hi, Karen...I looked at my pin and it was from the Sundance catalog ... I love looking at their jewelry!

Bellezza said...

One can never go wrong with red! Love how you had me going for the necklace idea at first, and threw in the surprise of the "player". So glad you have a celebration!! xo

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