Like many older folks, my mom suffers some with arthritis. Of course, going through numerous pregnancies did a number on her lower back, and she's still doing all kinds of needlework, so her wrists/hands have bothered her somewhat over the years, too. To cope with the discomfort in her hands, Mom picked up a magnetic bracelet like this one,
She paid $10 for it in a catalog and swears that it works like a charm, but when I saw a really nice one in a store not too long ago, I decided to buy her a new one. It seemed to be of better quality, and it had very pretty blue stones in between the black ones, so I bought it for Mom for Mothers Day. She was thrilled, of course. (That woman knows how to exclaim over a gift, I tell you. She would act no less enthusiastic for a pair of used socks than she would for a diamond necklace, I swear. But I digress...)
Mr.4444 joked with Mom when she showed off her bracelet on the way to brunch on Sunday; "You'd better be careful, Elsie! Make sure you don't get too close to the sharp knives!"
Hahaha! Who knew he was a prophet?! Today, I got the cutest voicemail from Mom. I'm going to link it here, in case you can't make it out, and I'll type out the "transcript" for you, too, but the audio is priceless. [I said, "You know that one's going on the blog, right?! She happily consented.]
Take a listen.
In case you can't hear it, here's what she said,
"Oh, Barb, Girl! I'm having so much fun with this magnetic bracelet! I can't go near any silverware on the table, or it picks it right up, and then, when I'm...um...cross stitching, too, I've got my little scissors hanging down my neck, and all of a sudden, it just picks up there, and it's really funny! Hahaha! Well, thanks much for it, Hon."
Cost of a Mothers Day card and gift bag...$8
Cost of Mom's brunch...$15
Cost of a really nice, magnetic bracelet...$30
Value of Mom's reaction...priceless.