Friday, January 23, 2009

The Reading Woman

When I go shopping for a gift, I find myself wishing I were shopping for myself. What could be easier? I know what I like, but I don't always know what others will appreciate. Before Christmas, I was out amidst the bustle of holiday shoppers when I chanced upon a lovely engagement calendar. It was just the sort of thing I thought would make my daily obligations a joy to take on because it was filled with beautiful paintings and inspiring quotations about reading. I used some constraint and forbade myself from buying the calendar, thinking if it were still in the store in January, I'd splurge.

Sadly, when I returned to Branson after the holidays, the calendar was gone. There was nothing to be done about the fact; I'd simply have to live without it.

But then, when I got back to school, I found one of my good friends and co-workers had brought a present for me all the way from sweet Gail in Minnesota. And when I opened it, do you know what I found? You guessed it! The Reading Woman engagement calendar, as well as Victoria magazine's book on decorating, House in Bloom.

It's true that good things come to those who wait.

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