Just the Band is Nice
As I posted above, we had Beach Training today. That requires I take off all my jewelry (we don’t ever train with jewelry on), but for some reason, I forgot to take off my wedding band. I have no idea why; it’s never happened before. I think, however, it was subconscious as I’m really weary of his traveling and I miss him. (He’s in NYC right now.) And little things like the following conversation that occurred this morning do not help. Keep in mind, since August 1st I’ve gained probably 10 lbs. Between not training because of school and kid’s sports interference and then the hurricanes and the comfort food, I loathe myself right now. I feel like I’m shaped like a 5’2 tree stump.
Him: We ended up eating really late last night and you wouldn’t believe who joined us!
Him: Some big super models joined our table. So-and-so knew them so they joined us and had dinner with us!
Me: Oh. That’s nice. Sooooo… what did you have for dinner?
Yeah, hearing your husband was joined by Super Models at dinner is not something that a tree stump wife wants to hear. Blech.
Anyway, I was wearing just my wedding band today and I thought how nice it looked, just with my band. I usually wear 5 rings. On my left hand a Chinese chop ring with my name from when I lived in Taiwan, my engagement ring and my band. On my right an Irish wedding band and my great grandmother’s wedding band.
I’m a pretty simple person. My band is thin and not ornate. When I picked it out, it was $35. That was part of what I loved about it. Simple and inexpensive. I never wanted an engagement ring. Don’t get me wrong, I do love it, but I wanted either to pass on it all together, feeling they are huge marketing ploys by the wedding and jewelry industries, much like Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, or I wanted a small sapphire as it’s my favorite gem. Whatever. It’s not what HE wanted me to have, so I have the single solitaire. Very simple. It is nice.
But I like my band. And I see my hand in just my wedding band and I like it. I took my kids out to dinner tonight and I didn’t put my other rings back on. I’m wearing just my band for awhile. Simple and understated.