Dorraine, Thank you. You are so sweet. The pearls are lovely. I had envisioned wearing something more like “Barbara Bush Pearls”. Your gift has me recollecting my strapless prom dress, which was that exact shade of pink.
You might have set a precedent. Others may now be inspired to keep plugging away if they see pearls in their future.
To all who suggest I celebrate with chocolate and other goodies, I must confess I’ve been using sugary confectionaries as a daily reward. With my muse’s blessing, of course.