I wasn't going to do this post until my sweet husband could take a picture of me wearing the beautiful Valentine he gave me yesterday. I'm afraid that isn't going to happen today. He is taking a much needed nap and when he wakes up he will barely have time to eat before going to the church for a bishopric meeting. I slept in this morning. It turned out to be a very very busy day yesterday, starting with doing our visiting and home teaching in the morning. We go together which makes it very nice for both of us. That took all of our morning and then we went shopping. We didn't even take time for lunch and it was getting late, but Dick wanted me to go to Macy's with him to look at my Valentine. He didn't want to buy it until I had okayed it, which made good sense to me, because you can't really tell from a picture in an ad what it is going to look like.
We have been married for 38 years and early in my marriage when we were both working and could afford it, I yearned for a heart shaped necklace with only diamonds showing. Those of you old enough to remember "What's My Line" TV show might remember Arlene Francis who always wore hers, even though she might have had beads or another type necklace on. Well, at any rate Dick and I looked and looked and we could never find just what I wanted. We were too dumb then to know that you can have jewely made to order. What did we know? We were not the kind to buy a lot of jewely at that time in our marriage. But look we did to no avail. We finally gave up and years went by without our ever looking. Then, wouldn't you know, we saw in the weekend ads that came out with our paper this weekend, a necklace that looked like the one we had searched for long ago. Macy's had advertisesed it on sale. So after our visiting and home teaching, we went shopping. The necklace was just what I wanted, but we had the saleslady hold it for an hour while we went to other jewelry stores in the mall to check on prices. To make a long story shorter, we couldn't find one like it, but two of the jewelry stores told us they could have one made for us. When the price they gave us was more than the one at Macy's we decided that the one at Macy's really was a good buy, so Dick went back and got it , while I waited in the car. We were both exhausted and really hungry at this point and it was quite late when we got home. We had a couple of hours to rest before going over to our friends house for dinner. Then after dinner we went to another friends house who was having a family home evening for a lot of us. We have quite a wonderful group of super neat couples in our ward who get together socially quite a lot. By the time we got home I was really sleepy. Dick had to watch a couple of TV shows he had recorded, and I slept for a couple of hours in my chair before he woke me up to go to bed. What a day it was!! I absolutely love my Valentine and I will have him take a picture soon to post it on here so you can see how pretty it is. I will always wear it, until the day I die. Seriously, I will never take it off, even to shower. Hope you all had a nice weekend too.