Friday, May 8, 2009

Way To Ruin Mother's Day For Myself

I ran in to Sam's Club the other day for a few things and spied a Kate Spade bag in the purse cage by the jewelry. I've been keeping my eyes out for a replacement purse for my $20 Esprit purse from Gabriel's (TJ Maxx's illegitimate cousin in these parts.) Looking for black, functional, leather, and not so big that I haul around more than necessary.
Necessary includes but is not limited to a small flashlight, pen knife (with a tiny flashlight,) flavored toothpicks, dental floss, 3 lip glosses, sewing kit, tylenol, gum and hemmorhoid cream. Ya, hemmorhoid cream. I'm pretty sure I've never had one (and I know I've never used it in the hemmorhoid vicinity,) but it's good for puffy eyes or an emergency moisturizing moment. You know how often that happens. Or not.
Mostly I just don't have the heart to kick it out of the purse. I should kick it out of the purse.
So I asked the woman at the counter if I could see the bag. She let me fondle its buttery softness and sniff its leathery goodness. I considered it, and, as usual, didn't buy it. Just couldn't do it. I am the person who returned $7 worth of goods to the dollar store today. How am I going to spend all that money on a purse?
But I did tell my sister about it when I got back to work. And then apparently she told Mark about it, and since she is his personal shopper of sorts, she bought the purse for him for my Mother's Day gift. Isn't that a great surprise?

It would be if I hadn't opened it early like an idiot.

In my defense, my 4 year old niece told me to.

It was tough to get a flattering picture of her, but here she is. This is my first 'fancy' purse of any kind. She smells good and her skin is so soft and she's a fresh green color inside with gold polkadots.


Becky said...

Well, I don't see the tragedy here. Congratulations on the purse!!! And I need to see a picture immediately if not sooner. I have only one lonely Kate Spade in my collection, and it is not leather, and it is not buttery. So share!

Happy Mother's Day!

OsageBluffquilter said...

I use to unwrap all my christmas presents when everyone was gone and then put them back under the tree.
After all curiosity killed the cat!

Sara said...

I meant to include her photo. whoops. There she is!

Ah! OsageBluff you are braver than I. I guess at least you're prepared to put on a good face if it's a little disappointing. :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Becky said...

Oh my LORD! I love it. It looks like the front flaps are embossed with "Kate Spade." It looks dynamite. You will love that thing, and use it every day for years, and it will look just as good for the wear.

Now I want one.

Amy said...

Really cute!! Good choice. I want one too. :)

Oh--and I almost always buy my own mother's day present. Jason will get me something small, but I kind of like an excuse to go out and wander the mall by myself.

honeypiehorse said...

Er . . this story had a happy ending, right? It's a very cute purse. Wish I had a sister to shop for my husband.