Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 22: Hands (Me)

Today is actually day 22.  You're probably wondering, "where are days 20 & 21?"  They require a little more planning than I have had the energy for.  Stinkin' summer colds suck.  Last night I was in bed by 7:45 pm.  The sun hadn't even set.  It was the longest day of the year...during my most favorite time of the year...and I slept through it.  Rest assured, I will catch up.

My husband and I have been married 19 years, 9 months, 15 days.  I can honestly say, he is the best man for me.  I know, I know, I complain incessantly about the things he does that drive me nuts.  But who doesn't have a few complaints when you spend almost half your life with someone?  I can tell you that I love him completely, faults & all (because you know, I am perfect...hahaha!). 
You may notice that my ring is different now than when we got married.  I used to wear three separate rings that I had welded together (for lack of a better description).  One was my great grandmothers plain wedding band, the next was my grandmother's Tiffany eternity band (where the diamonds go all around the whole band) and the last was my engagement ring, which was mounted kinda high.  I had a habit of getting my hand caught in drawers & kept bending my engagement ring.  I smashed my hand in something or other & flattened them a few times.  And finally I started to lose the gold holding the diamonds in the eternity band (happens when you wear them for enough years).  So after much agonizing debating...I'm a traditional girl, I don't believe in trading up or changing your wedding ring (sorry)...I took them to the jewelers & had them melted together to make the ring I currently wear.  There were 6 tiny diamonds left from my new setting & I gave them to my brother to put in his wife's band.  It was only fair that I share them.  Sometimes I still long for my old was perfect for me.  But do a lot of things with my hands & the flat setting is more suited to that.

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  1. Very nice!
    I'm so glad you have each other… and that I have you both!

  2. I have always loved your wedding band. It is perfect for the active and creative life you live. Beautiful photo.