Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Spoiled rotten

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I am a very lucky girl, I remind myself almost every day, especially when the annoyances of slogging though a busy graduate life seem especially irritating. I have a family who loves me and I love them. I have many interesting and intelligent friends, who enrich my life daily. I have an interesting job, and I work on something that inspires me. I get paid to go to school and get a doctorate. I have many hobbies that keep me from getting bored. And I have a wonderful husband who loves me and spoils me rotten. I have nothing to complain abIMG_5908out.

Our 5 year wedding anniversary is on Friday, and as my husband came home from a three week business trip yesterday, we found ourselves exchanging gifts early, impatient to see the smiles of delight on each others’ faces. Granted, my present to him was not hideable—where, I ask you, does one hide a leather armchair in a small condominium?

My husband’s presents to me were very sweet and thoughtful. First, a pair of Montana sapphire stud earrings, to remind us of our beloved home state whenever I wear them. You can see them on the left.

And….a box…..saying:

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on it. Could it be, the Exclusif I have been wanting for so long? I dared not hope as I opened the box and saw….

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another box---It may very well be…

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It is, and oh what a lucky girl am I! Now I have a ginormous bottle of Bois des Iles to last me for a really long time. Maybe I’ll be able to spritz some on on our 50th anniversary, should we be so lucky.

It feels good to be spoiled rotten. It feels even better to be loved.

Painting of lovers by Szinyei Merse Pál, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

20 comments:

  1. Oh dearheart!

    What a joyous post!
    I am in love with your life.<3
    I like to think of it
    as your blessed rather than lucky...
    I hope your anniversery is as sweet as you are.
    Your husband knows you very well to please you so.;)
    I just love that he got you that perfume!

    I'm happy for you!!

    xoxo, Tamara

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  2. LBV happy anniversary. And congrats on Bois de Iles - what a lovely perfume. Enjoy.

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  3. Thanks Michael! I'm glad you like it too. Now I'm heading over to your blog to see if you've written it up....

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  4. What a wonderful present! Bois des Iles is lovely year round, though I tend to be most drawn to it in winter.

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  5. What a beautiful, romantic post! You deserve all of what you have in your wonderful life - how nice that you are celebrating your good fortune!

    Happy Anniversary!

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  6. I like it better in winter too, flittersniffer

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  7. Josephine, I don't know about deserving it....
    but thank you for your kind words!

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  8. That is so lovely.
    Happy anniversary! :)

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  9. Happy anniversary and wishes of many more

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  10. S-
    I know I'm not the first to say that your alias is a perfect reflection of your life, but it is!
    Happy anniversary! My DH and I celebrated OUR 5th just over a month ago.
    Congratulations on your beautiful gifts. I'll need to try BdI one of these days, along with 31 RC.

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  11. Lucky you! Bois des Iles is on my wish list. Happy anniversary.

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  12. Thanks ER, Ines, and Kjanicki!
    You are all very sweet!

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  13. OperaFan, congrats on your anniversary,and thanks for the kind words!

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  14. Lovely! My husband and I will be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary on 8/5; I love your gifts, and the love that transcends them. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. CONGRATS!!! May your marrige be as long as our endless summer dog-day afternoons here in the Atl! :-)

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  16. SS! Thanks, and congrats on your own anniversary! I hope you have a great time. Lovely blog, BTW!

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  17. Hotlanta Linda! Thanks, my dear, and good luck surviving the heat!

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  18. Hey, the heatwave is quite tolerable, and much more healthy, compared to bitter winter bone-chill cold!!! Water and AC rule the roost :-)

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  19. Glad to hear you don't mind the heat too dreadfully!

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