I first started hearing the advertisements encouraging people to find that perfect Mother’s Day Gift a couple weeks ago. Naturally, my first instinct was to promptly panic. Not because I was worried about that perfect something for my mother (even though she left me to head to California and probably doesn’t deserve anything…not that I would ever pout) but because I had to figure out something for Shaun to get ME.
You see, Shaun decided long ago that he would always get me something wonderful for every gift giving occasion. Most people would think this is wonderful, but in reality, it’s very stressful for both of us. The problem is, that…well...I’m really hard to shop for.
According to most of the ads we’ve been hearing, my hearts desire is fine jewelry. Sadly, I don’t seem to fit the mode. I have diamonds and pearls, but I rarely wear them. They are beautiful, but they don’t satisfy my Inner Magpie. I have to confess that I love cheap, sparkly jewelry that I don’t ever have to worry about losing. ( I still mourn the loss of my emerald earrings that I was given for my 21st birthday).
So I started wracking my brain to come up with some ideas. My first thought was that I wanted my stainless steel work table and my studio shelves that I had requested for my birthday to be put together. (I had been dragging my feet on rearranging my room to fit the shelves and deciding if the table was really the one I wanted…have I ever mentioned that I’m not big on change?)
Then, it dawned on me that someday soon the sun will come out (and stay out!) for summer. I suddenly remembered how much I really, really wanted tough, waterproof, cushy neoprene seat covers for my Jeep! (Is it weird to get excited over seat covers???) Shortly after that, I stumbled across a phone cover that made my heart go pitter-pat, so I put that on my list as well. I may have put a couple little things on the list just for show, but I think I’ve got my wish list covered.
Now, I can start to panic about what to get for my mom…