Years ago, my man got suspicious when the bank statement would come in the mail, and there were a few too many checks written out to Michael. "Who's this Michael?" he would say, "And why are you giving him so much money?" My response? "I haven't a clue who Michael is, but he must know me. He keeps sending me 40% off coupons......50% for a custom framing order!"
That was then. This is now. Michael has been replaced by Craig. Yep. Craig is tops on MY list these days.
Our relationship started about a year ago. I'd heard about him from some of my friends. They were always going on and on about how great he was, how happy he made them feel. I just had to find out for myself. It began as a slow courtship. I would visit him once a week and see what he had to offer. Some days were better than others, but it was always just enough to keep me coming back for more until I woke up one morning and discovered that he was the first thing on my mind. In fact, he was also the last thing on my mind the night before. What started out as a courtship had quickly turned into an obsession. I tried blogging as a distraction. That worked for a while, but before long, I was right back in his web (site). He always seemed to know exactly what I was looking for too. Not long ago I was looking for a chair for my Living Room. Just needed a little extra seating, nothing big. Craig found this for me.
It wasn't a diamond, but it was enough for him to string me along. I thought I'd push the envelope a little, see how far Craig would go for me. So I went looking for a new area rug. Craig found the perfect one - just the right size. Let's face it girls,size DOES matter! The color was a perfect match too.
But things really started to heat up when Craig found this for me. A sweet little wrought iron bench. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and I knew it would look perfect in front of my fireplace. Again, more seating. (Craig knows me so well!)
Some people say diamonds are a girl's best friend. Not this girl. For me, it's chairs. Craig knows. He also gave me this.
Fearing I would soon be getting bored with chairs, Craig showed me this. He knew I wouldn't be able to resist.
A perfect fit for a large kitchen wall.
I guess there's no telling how long this thing with Craig will last. It could be just a phase. Or maybe I'm having a mid-life crisis (I did just turn 40). Whatever happens, I will always have my chairs. A constant reminder of him.