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Day five of my dream vacation


(Edited UPDATE: Disregard this. My treasure has been located.)
Unless it's hidden, I have an uneasy feeling that my cherished Swarovski Large Crystal Pineapple with 14 kt. gold leaves has been snatched by someone. It was awarded to me by the president and founder of TPC a few years ago for my hospitality. Two awards are given annually, and it is from nominations from other consultants. (My sweet blogging buddy, Julie, is one of the consultants who nominated me, by the way.) I am very upset that I cannot find it and have been searching between my office and the family room, where I have my collection of crystal and glass vases. I used to keep my crystal pineapple in my office under the lighting of my credenza, but didn't think it was getting enjoyed by enough people, so I moved it into the family room. Now it's gone. Who would take something that doesn't belong to them? I really hope I am mistaken.

Comments

Chris and Mandi said…
Kelly-

That is not a good situation, considering you just had a ton of kids at your home. I hope that you find it and it has just been moved. What a very cool prize.
Kelly said…
Oh, I don't think it had anything at all to do with the kids who were here at the house. No way. It think it's been missing longer than that because I haven't seen it lately, but haven't been looking for it either. I hope it somehow reappears and am crossing my fingers.
Summer Adams said…
Oh, that's sickening! I hope you find it. I'll cross my fingers and toes for you!
Kelly said…
Hallelujah! I just found it hidden behind some artwork. Yeah! I just couldn't imagine that anyone would take it. I'll update the blog to reflect this.
Julie said…
I'm so glad you found it! If I had read this post before you had found it, I would have been over at your house helping you look for it! You were such an amazing hospitality director to me (and so many more) and you absolutely deserve that momento and recognition!
Bobbi said…
What a scare--I hate it when things like that happen. I am glad you found it!

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