I don’t know why, but I suddenly have this desire to get a cross pendant for myself. I’d never wanted to before in my life, but now I want to get one for myself and one for Marguerite. It’s definitely not for bling, although I do want it to be tasteful. I want a classic simple cross with understated elegance. I guess I feel that if I’m going to accessorize, it might as well be another way to indicate to the world what my beliefs are. Not that everybody who wears a cross is a Christian (definitely NOT), but for me (and for my daughter hopefully), it is to be symbolic of our faith. Also, I think I’m due for some proper jewelry. Some people could erect jewelry display cases to showcase their collection while I practically don’t have anything. I have my engagement and wedding rings and a really nice pair of diamond earrings which my grandmother gave me when I was in second grade, the only survivor from my childhood. That’s about it. I used to have quite a few gold accessories when I was a child since I had a single aunt working in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, I also had a drug dependent uncle who pretty much stole everything he could pawn or sell. I don’t really care to have a jewelry collection now (although people do say it’s a good investment) since I’m more of a lapis lazuli- feathers-Swarovski -paste kind of girl (whatever I mean by that), but I do want a nice cross pendant.