Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Bev here, wondering: What do you get for a stubborn old lady who has everything except the one thing I can't give her?
I've visited every shop from Kanner Lake to Coeur d'Alene--it was worse than one of those all-day shopping trips on which Angie dragged me. Or used to, before she got so caught up in that woman's health club thing.
I stopped at Simple Pleasures first. Sarah and Paige both tried to help. But while there were many beautiful and tempting things Angie would have loved--the jewelry boxes, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, coffee-scented candles--none of them seemed quite right. Sara also suggested a gift certificate, but that's a bit impersonal coming from me, I thought.
So I tried other gift shops, but none of them had anything nearly as nice as Simple Pleasures. As for their service--I won't mention anything other than that Sarah ought to hold workshops to teach those owners how to properly run their stores.
I moved on to bookstores next. I looked at new books and used books. Fat books and thin books. Classics and even a few of those modern stories that makes one blush to look at the cover. Honestly, what were those publishers thinking!
Then I checked out certificates for fancy restaurants, but with Angie's current gym fetish, that seemed only impersonal and cruel. I considered flowers, but they soon die. In desperation, I even went into pet shops to look at leashes and toys for Cosmos. Nothing. The whole trip seemed to have been futile.
But as I drove back to Kanner Lake, I saw it. The perfect gift for Angie. So perfect that I got two. But I can't tell you anything more than that until Angie's birthday. We wouldn't want to spoil the surprise, now would we? But I bet you can't guess what it is.
Word of the Day: Futile--an adjective meaning of no use, completely ineffective; frivolous
Grammar Rule of the Week: Use who when it is the subject of the following clause and whom when it is the direct objective of the following clause.
Classic Book: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Poem of the Month: "Journey of the Magi" by T. S. Eliot
I know--you got her two camels...
Two new pairs of pants, maybe?
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Sarah Wray ~ Simple Pleasures owner
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