For those who have been worried/envious of my jobless situation, you will be glad to hear I have finally found myself employment. Drawn into the family business...selling pearls :) Of course I'm not actually making any money yet, mostly because I asked to be paid in pearls, and that will keep me going until I have built up a nice collection, then maybe I'll move onto wages of the green paper kind :) ha ha...I'm kidding...kind of.
This turn of events came hand in hand with an opportunity to drive across the country with my mother in law. I know what you're thinking, and yes we are both still alive and friends :)
With snow storms behind us and tornadoes ahead of us, we were extremely blessed to have been kept safe throughout our entire seven-day journey. Starting in Salt Lake City, through Wyoming, Denver, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and back to good ol' upstate New York.
Not that our journey was without mishap, we had a few white-out conditions to drive through and you know me, no trip is complete until I come away with a body marker. This time a chipped front tooth. And just by the way, it was not because Cynthia got so sick of me that she threw a punch :)
In my mind our road-trip should have been a picturesque journey, but given the season, and across this part of the U.S. I found more delight in the novelty of real snow than because the countryside was anything interesting. On the contrary (apologies to any readers along Interstate 70) that part of the country is decidedly boring. Flat stretches of land for hours and miles at a time (hence no pictures), only broken up by a stop for petrol/gas, and some twizzlers to keep us going. Let's just say, this is not a trip me or my bottom would like to make again any time soon.
We did, however, have some success on the pearl side. And Cynthia and I make a killer sales duo. So if you think your jewelery collection has a gap/need for beautiful pearls at very reasonable prices, don't be shy and check out our website The Earl of Pearls and let me know what you would like (either for yourself or for a special someone) and I'll see what I can do :) Diamonds are so overrated these days!!
These are some of my favourites:
As such I would like to be renamed the Pearly Queen (check out the link for those based in the US) as my grandfather was born in Lambeth, and I lived in London for 4 years so it really should be appropriate...just got to work on that cockney accent...'allo gov'na.