So, yesterday was a first in more ways than one.
We had Mother Teresa. Little Miss Sunshine. Bethany. And the two mamas who as far as I know, don't live together, don't know each other, and yet-- share a brain. Their brains process the very same ideas, numerical figures, and decision making processes. Their fingers follow those commands down to the very second.
Which puts me in the position of King Solomon, who had to decide between two women who each claimed that an infant child was their own. In his great, Biblical wisdom; he offered to cut the boy in half so that the gals could have equal oppurtunity; knowing that the real-for-real momma wouldn't quite put up with that kind of brilliant masculine brainwave.
Me? I'm not even willing to cut a bag in half.
I don't want a throne.
(I would like a drink with that Mother Teresa, she sounds fascinating).
The long and the short of it is that at exactly 9:30 pm, the two mamas both put forth bids of $76.00. And I wanted to honour them both. Both these mamas are adopting, or have adopted, from Ethiopia. Both of them sound lovely, and unselfish, and of course-- have excellent taste in handbags! I don't think fast, because experience teaches me that I say dumb things that I regret.
So, after sleeping on it, and stewing on it, here's what I came up with: Two $76.00 trump cards for the next three branch bags. Plus yesterday's Pussy Willow. We'll leave Pussy Willow as is (unless, Ddae, that you are entirely and completely convinced you want Corrine to have it) Meanwhile, I will piece together up to three more branch bags. On each given day, Corrine and Ddae can decide to "buy it now" at $76.00 (first one to say so gets it) or play along with any other bidders and possibly get a better deal. If you both decide to leave Pussy Willow as is for now; then we'll re-post it on the fourth day. And the first bidder can trump it for $76.00.
And you know what's sweet about this deal? It's just possible that Bethany (I think that's a Biblical name as well...) and the Good Mother also have a chance at fulfilling their boreal dreams.
Have I thought of everything? (not bloody likely)
Input is more than welcome. So are people with sewing machines.......