One of the advantages of getting older is that hopefully we gain a little wisdom. Mine is sometimes slow in coming, and arrives in fits and spurts, but I’m grateful for it.
This is the beginning of my school district’s spring break, so I have an entire week to do as I please. This morning that meant lunch out with my daughters followed by manis and pedis for my youngest and me.
Not quite ready to be done having a “me” day, I dragged child #3 to our local gift store to peruse their selection of Troll beads. At Christmas, I bought a lovely wood Pandora bead for my niece. For those of you not in the know, Troll and Pandora make exquisite glass and silver beads meant to create bracelets. I was hooked.
Did I mention my birthday is coming up? Well, it is. So dragging my daughter with me was not complete happenstance, if ya know what I mean. I brought brochures from both companies home this afternoon and pored over them. Then I took a nap. After all, it’s “me” day, right?
Then. I picked up one of the brochures again and counted the number of beads it took to make a nice, full bracelet. Around twenty, I estimated. Hmm… common cost of one bead is $50 or more. Uh huh. Doing the math… HOLY TROLLY GRAND, BATMAN! That’s one Pandora’s box I shouldn’t open!! Don’t get me wrong – If I had a sizeable amount of disposable income, I’d be all over it, but…
See, look how much wisdom I gained in the space of one afternoon.