Saturday, March 20, 2010

Making it Me

Last week Richard came home from work and found me in my usual spot around dinner time- the kitchen. He said hello to the kids and then came to me for his welcome home hug. As I went to move away, he moved in closer and I realized he was trying to stick his hand in the back pocket of my jeans. I wondered if that perhaps Richard, was having some kind of Kitchen Moment of his own. 

My back pockets were a no go since they button shut, so he sighed, pulled away, and walked out of the room. Figuring he was just frustrated with a failed attempt at trying to get frisky, I went back to making dinner.  It wasn't until later that night I found out that some cash had been sneakily slipped into my front pocket and that apparently, my husband is good at the art of distraction . When I asked him about his sly deposit he told me it was my "bonus for being a good wife and mother".  Figuring it is also rude to tell someone that they are delusional, I didn't argue and accepted my bonus.

But what to spend it on?

It is not often that I have a sum of money to spend solely as I wish, so I knew I had to choose wisely. There was one thing in particular that I knew I wanted as much as I needed it, so I made a trip to the appointed store to buy me one of these...
...since mine is the one I have had since I was 8 and now looks like this...
...but they were all sold out. 
Richard had bought me a new little compact set before we moved to Canada, but within the first month of living there they were stolen out of our van.

I hope the thief read them and was called unto repentance.

That or at least, I hope they felt badly they had stolen someone's scriptures! So I am still waiting for and patiently anticipating brand new, unmarked scriptures to read and mark up all the verses in that pertain to my life now, and of course, all of my old favorites to make them mine. Until then I guess I better find the duct tape.

Also, do you remember my friend Julie's purse, the one I loved, but it wasn't me? Well, while I was out and in the shopping mood, bravery struck and with the encouragement of some of my friends through Facebook, I purchased this-
Doesn't it look pretty hanging on my banister? Yeah, I think so too.

I did it! I bought the bag that wasn't me; not in black, not in brown, but in RED!
And I love it.
And just so you know, it has seen the light of day. It doesn't just hang on my banister and I haven't stuffed it in the back of an unused closet never to be seen again, in fact, I have taken it to the store on a number of occasions.

And I even received some compliments.

So maybe it was me after all.


The Alleman Family said...

LoVe It!

Chastina said...

I still say the purse is you. You were just in denial. ;D

Tami Anderson said...

So sweet. I hope your husband's sweetness rubs off on little Dallin.

Now, about your new could join my family challenge! My brother and I have done it for years. It all started when he challenged us to see how many consecutive days that we could read The Book of Mormon. I am currently on my 1138 consecutive day. If I miss a day, I have to start all over again. And that's not going to happen.

I am pretty proud of myself considering I have done this through two major surgeries last year. I was so obsessed about packing my scriptures that my family just about shunned me. (just kidding) Just don't ask me what I read about.

So, as you can see...I have an obsession about numbers. Whether it is shooting to gather 2000 boxtops OR one page a day reading, I'm always up for a challenge., I throw down the challenge for you and any one of your readers! But, only if you're tough enough and you dare!


Tami Anderson said...

Wow! That was a long comment...sorry.

Rachel said...

Oh Natalie!!!! Okay, this is the evil woman in me but when you posted the first photos I thought, "Are you kidding me??? Play money and you spend righteously????? What is WRONG with you??" :) Okay, we all know it is I that is wrong BUT!!! Oh my stinkin' heck! That purse!!!! You know....twins do wear the same clothes sometimes....I'm thinkin accessories too! Dag nab I need that bag! :D

Way to go on branchin out woman! Now, boy howdy do I know where to get some trashy shoes to match! I'M DEAD SERIOUS! A fabulous hand bag needs some shoes to go with! And with that said........I can guarantee Richard will be putting more money in your pockets! ;)

Gerb said...

Awesome! I better whip myself into better wife status. I don't think I've ever gotten a cash bonus!

P.S. LOVE the purse. It's totally YOU.

Carrilyne said...

It is sooo you! And I am so proud of you for for buying it!!

A GAL NEEDS... said...

Ha Ha, Natalie, that is funny! Did you ever read my post about purses? I also was aware of a certain friends affinity for purses!

Unknown said...

Awww...that's awesome! I love that you got a "bonus" from your husband (and think it's hilarious that you thought he was trying to be frisky!). Your Bible is a beautiful testament to your discipline and love for the Word...but I'd probably get a new one, too. ;) And the purse if gorgeous.

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

My comment isn't poetic like everybody else's, but I gotta know---how did you get that angle shot on your purse. That is SUPER cool!

Ty n Casey's Mom said...

LOVE the purse! You gotta come to Cherry Lane Boutique with me. They have some outrageous things there that maybe we will discover are really us!!

The Nixons said...

Look at that HOT red bag! It's sooo you.