About twenty years ago, we were gifted with a very special present.................. Tiffany martini glasses! Six of them! Jack babies those glasses because he likes them.
His favorite adult beverage is a martini.
The part of the glass that holds the liquor is very thin.
He likes to put the glasses in the freezer before serving guests so that when the liquored mixture is poured into the frosted glasses, a thin layer of ice forms over the surface of the martini. If your man is a martini drinker, he will appreciate that layer of ice too.
He likes the thin stem of the glass which he thinks is elegant.
He likes the special place he keeps these glasses.............. up high....... too high for me to reach them!
He always hand washing these glasses, and dries them with a linen towel that leaves no lint.
He uses these glasses all the time.
He loved the Tiffany blue box the glasses arrived in, but who knows what happened to it now!
We do not live a Tiffany life style. I have one small piece of Tiffany jewelry and seldom even remember to wear it. I do have the little blue box through. If we have cocktails, we are usually in jeans.
So last night the world did shake! Did you feel it?
We had dinner guests. They came early and left on the early side too. I busied myself setting the kitchen and dining room to rights. I sometimes become way too thorough cleaning up. Translate that into meaning that I have deliberately poured out Jack's last swallows of brandy, wine, coffee and yes, martini. He now has a spankable rule in place........... one of the very few rules we have. Pouring out a drink is a spankable offense. I poured out absolutely nothing.
My mistake came when I multi-tasked cleaning up. I began to washing those precious glasses by hand as we talked about our evening. I squirted a little dish soap inside the glass and began washing. And just like that, the glass became slippery and slipped right out of my hands. When it hit the sink, it exploded. A piece of glass shot across the room hitting the window.
The whole world, my whole world, stopped. Silence and eyes popping! I have broken a martini glass that my husband loved. I looked up at Jack and smiled. He said for me to back away from the sink. I went to find the piece of glass that had flown across the room and hit the window. No words now. I gulped. I asked if I could dry the three remaining glasses he had just washed. He said in a controlled voice that no, I was not to touch the glasses.
Jack called me to his arms and said this incident was very close to spankable, but he would not. Accidents do happen. Praise the Lord! I just am relieved by the grace he granted me. There was no spanking, only a few very well placed swats on my bare bottom as we went to bed.
There is a problem here though. Jack serves me my adult beverage, a Cosmo Lite, in those glasses all the time. I now am scared to death I will break one. I could have Tiffany's send me a few to have for replacement, but they only come in sets and the price is very ridiculous.
No wait, I just checked and one martini Tiffany glass is just $25 plus shipping. Wait a minute......... JUST $25 for one glass. What to do, what to do? Have one or two tucked away for emergencies or never touch those glasses again?????