Mom’s Birthday

MeowMy mom’s birthday is next Thursday, on the 14th. I was thinking about getting her a Persian cat.  She always talks about how she had a Persian as a little girl, and I thought it would be nice to make her feel youthful again. She’s going to be 63 years old.

Anyhow, she mentions the cat and how she always wished she had named it Pearl, instead of Tabatha (She’s always had this thing for the name Pearl-weird, right?). So, I thought about handing her a guide on how to clean pearl jewelry accompanied with a jewelry box. Inside the box, she’ll find a silver name tag that reads, “Pearl”.

I think she’ll love this gift, but at the same time I wonder if it’s just going to end up being too much work for her.  What if the cat’s a jerk? I always hear that Persians are  so sweet, but I could pick out an ass. It happens. She might end up with a cat she hates and she’s too nice to give it away or complain to me. I just keep thinking that she probably has at least 17 years left. Her side of the family lives to be ninety +, so it may be longer than that. I know that’s morbid, but what isn’t about life? Everything loses its energy at some point.

What do you think? Is this a bad idea?


Silver Turquoise B-Day Gift

So, I asked co-workers and friends what they thought of my three choices (as listed in the first blog) and the majority voted for the silver turquoise butterfly pin.

I ordered the pin last Friday and it should be here today or tomorrow.  I still can’t believe this online silver jewelry store provides free shipping with any purchase. That’s pretty amazing.  I like deals and shopping           online is the best way to get them.

I can’t wait to give Ellie her gift.  I’m thinking about getting my grandma, Sarah Bess, this turquoise bumble-bee pendant for her birthday, which is May 8th.  She wears a lot of scarfs, so I think it would be perfect to pin them down.  What do you think?

Turquoise Bumble Bee Pendant

Silver Turquoise Jewelry

Thanks for your input!