I just want them.
In Anthropologie, I'm so overwhelmed that I never buy much.
BECAUSE I WANT EVERYTHING!
But especially the bedding.
Like that's all going to fit nicely in my suitcase.
I also have a lot of very nice jewelry from Robert Redford's catalog.
Back before we had kids and I still had a Job-Outside-the-Home, I used to mark up catalogs as a sort of entertainment. I just wanted to consider the items for a while, but I rarely, if ever, ordered them. Like shopping at T.J.Maxx or Odd Lots: sometimes I just like to put the items in my cart for a while. But then, I put them back. I got to have them for a few minutes, and I wasn't that much happier for having done so.
One year around Valentine's Day, The Spouse uncovered one of these Wish-List-Catalogs and ordered everything in it that I marked.
It. Was. Great.
Almost as good as the year he went to Burdine's and got me a lovely sapphire and diamond ring, and even though there was a purse-snatching in progress, the clerk held on to him like grim death, thoughtfully suggestive-selling him other items while her colleagues begged her to "Please, give us the phone!" and then "Please, dial 9-1-1!" because the perp had shoved the victim down and she had bonked her head. Every time I wear that ring I wonder if that poor anonymous shopper is okay.
That was The Valentine's Day to End All Valentine's Days because that ring was the Grande Finale in a series of gifts that also included
- The Largest Garfield Card Ever
- A Dozen Red Roses
- A Whitman Sampler
- and the thing I wanted most . . . dinner at the now-defunct Las Puertas in Coral Gables, Florida.
He really outdid himself that year. I don't think he's reached those heights since.
Anyhow, I was bopping along, reading comments on a recent post by one of my very favorite serious bloggers,* and I found a comment by the woman who has this site.
I've been a very good girl, Santa. Can I please have this?
* She's not "serious" as in "humorless." She's serious as in "seriously makes me snort my coffee out my nose, that's how hard I am laughing."