Parker County Today December 2017 - Page 57

Joy was apparent on her face as she saw the gift set of her favorite fragrance, Pasion by Elizabeth Tyler. I found a spot in the corner upwind from the rest of the family, grabbed a glass of something festive and reminded myself of something my favorite aunt always told me — holidays are about family and love and gifts are about the thought that goes into them. I only hope she remembers that sentiment when she finds herself at a lovely social gathering only to realize that she smells like deer musk. “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” — George Bernard Shaw $ 36 VALUE HUDSON OAKS 100 S. Oakridge Drive, #140 Hudson Oaks, TX 76087 (817) 550-1665 M–F 8a-10p | S 8a-8p | Su 10a-6p Seems to me that the more I tried to impress my huge gaggle of uncles, aunts, cousins and second-cousins, the less impressed they are. It’s like they could smell my longing for their approval. My best advice is never shop for gifts when you’re struggling though deadline presser and remember multi-tasking is over-rated. Perhaps they were smelling the knock-off perfume I had bought from the girls who came to my office, swearing to me that they had over- stock of the hottest fragrances. They had my favorite, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Gift Set, but instead of the $98.00 price tag they had at the department store, it was priced perfectly at just $18. The girls had all of my relative’s favorites as well. I bought 20 sets — all different fragrances. I bought Passion by Elizabeth Taylor and Chanel #9 for my aunts (ladies of a certain age), and My Burberry Black and Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet for the cousins. I didn’t open mine until the big day with the family. It smelled like heaven — at first. Then, once I was with the family and started getting nervous (I have a hint of social anxi- et 䤁ѡѕɅɔѼɥ͔)ѡɽ$ѥѡЁѡ)ɅɅѼи%)݅ͻeЁЁɕи)́ȁɽɕ͕Ё͵)ɔȰɕи) ѡѥݔݕɔЁѼ)፡̰䁉ɝəյ)éٕMЁ1ɕЁ =մ)͵ɕɭ䁱ȁͬ)$ѥѡЁ݅́ͥѥ)͔Ѽ䁱ȸ)$Ʌ䁡)ѽ݅ɐѡՕЁѠ$)䁵ͥٔɽд)ɽչ͕ɍѡ͵)Ʌٕͥ锁ѱéٕM)1ɕЁ =մ%Ё݅́Ёѡ)ٕ䁉ѽѡ$)eéٕMЁ1ɕЁ )=մ䃊qeٕ̳t݅́+qٕ̻t)$Ѽɕɥٔ䁝́ɔ)ѡݽ䁙䁽)ѡ)$ɥѼѡɕЁɽ)ѥѼ݅э䁅չЁȁи(