When we visited our neice in New York City she spoke about how different it was from home in California, and how hard it had been to make new acquaintances after their recent move. But she loves many things about her life in the city, and mentioned two things in particular that were cheap to acquire: flowers and manicures.
Well, you could do worse. Flowers and manicures will almost get you through if you have your companion with you!
I once heard a quote from an unapproving source that "if a woman has nail polish, she has too much time on her hands." Now, I'm not one to miss pearl pink on my fingertips, but I would certainly not want to go too long without fresh flowers.
They're not on every corner for cheap here like NYC, but you don't have to go far. They can be surprisingly affordable from the grocery store.
I'm full of envy of folks who can grow their own year round. And when flowers do grow in my own yard they are so sparse I hate to cut a single bloom as they will last so much longer on the plant.
But a bouquet of roses in winter seems as essential as paying the gas bill to me. Flowers are a utility of the heart. Even a man who might feel they are an over-indulgence won't ask, "What are you going to do with those?"
As for manicures. . . . Well, different strokes. . . .
Roses or manicures, I hope your week is good.
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