I love it when a plan comes together. But then anyone who knows me, knows I don’t often have a plan, so … Sunday, lo and behold, I actually had a plan.
Dh and I celebrated our 23rd (wow!) wedding anniversary by heading out and doing something we used to do quite often early on in our relationship. We decided to wander around an art fair and then have lunch in kind of a trendy part of a Minneapolis burb. I didn’t even have to drag him there. Honest.
We used to go to art fairs a lot years ago, but you throw two kids in strollers into the mix and they weren’t so fun anymore. Instead of art fairs, we took up county fairs.
A couple years ago, I bought this very simple black, tea-length dress before the national RWA conference with plans to wear it out to dinner with my Harlequin NASCAR editor and several other authors. The only embellishment on the dress is a ring of Mother of Pearl that gathers the dress at the waist. I tried to find jewelry to match that year, but had no luck.
So I’ve been thinking about what to wear to conference coming up in July and decided I have to find jewelry for that dress. When dh liked the idea of the art fair, my plan was to stop by every jewelry booth to look for Mother of Pearl.
It’s not as common a jewelry item as you might think. We’re half way through the booths and I wasn’t having luck. Then we stop at this one booth, didn’t find anything, but dh starts to talk to the guy and asks about getting a custom setting for a stone he has. I’m looking around and bang! There’s a Mother of Pearl pendant I hadn’t even noticed.
So I try it on and find the right length chain. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they have matching earrings. No such luck. I buy the pendant anyway. It was a good price. And it’s too perfect, right?
Plan came together. How? I have no idea, but I’ll take it. Ever have a plan that you have no expectation of ever coming together do just that?
BTW, it’s release day for ALONG CAME A HUSBAND, so I’m giving away a copy!