Monday, September 19, 2011

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I'm either a really great wife or a terrible one. Please hold your comments until the end of my speech, thank you!
A you know, I'm always trying to find a deal. I got a $25 gift voucher from inspiredsilver.com for $2. I was going to get some cheap gifts for either Christmas gifts or little birthday gifts. Anyways, I decided to get myself a wedding ring. I have two "real" rings. The first one Den got when we got engaged. And the second one is much bigger and still very nice. The problem is I never wear either one. It wasn't the ring or that I was embarrassed of him, as has been pointed out, it is the fact that I crush or destroy rings. And I'm not kidding. I hate having to worry about something that is worth so much money dangling on one finger. So I found that I stopped using my hand so that I wouldn't have to worry about the ring. I know it sounds crazy but it was just too much for my mind to remember so I just shut down use to that hand. I know I'm crazy. But I really do like being able to use that hand.
So me being cheap I came up with a solution, buy a super cheap ring and crush the shit out of it. Just let me say that ring is a lot tougher than it looks! So for $2 I got a wedding ring and two sets of earrings. I was happy, Den thinks I'm nuts that I would want a $.67 wedding ring. All the women in his family are very, ummmmmmm...........materialistic. I said he should be thankful.
Happy to be me,
SonyaAnn


16 comments:

Sheila said...

I understand what you are saying. Kevin lost his first wedding ring on the flight line so I stopped wearing mine too--besides, I'm no longer a size 5 in rings or jeans!! I bought us new rings for one of our anniversaries but neither of us wear them any more. He used to say he would buy me a diamond but I'm just not a jewelry person so I told him to just give me the money--no go!!! Wear you ring in good health and enjoy your savings!! Take care.

Mark Himes said...

I for one love that you're cheap. It means that I don't have to try too hard to impress you. m.

slugmama said...

I am not a ring wearer like Sheila.
Just don't care for things hanging off my hands.....don't go there.....lol

Which is a shame since I inherited a pile of diamonds from my mother.
Yes, she was all about the bling!
So they sit in the safe deposit box.

I'd sell em in a heartbeat to invest the cash but you just can't get anything for even sparkly rocks on the secondary market. sigh

Your workaround sounds great!
I'd prolly be a ring destroyer too.

McVal said...

The solder on my rings broke open *again* a few weeks ago, so my engagement ring swings around a lot. Someday I'll spend the $40 to get them put back together but for now I don't care.
What on earth are you doing with your hands that the rings get crushed?? And if they're getting crushed.. you may possibly not have a real diamond in the first place... Just sayin'...
Oh. I never take mine off because I'd lose them. My husband hasn't been able to wear his since a week or two after our wedding when he got a bad radiator burn. His hands swell so much every day, there's no way he could wear it because of the varying in hand size every hour of the day. So it sits in our jewelry box. They weren't expensive, but they're ours.
Good for you to save some money! He should feel proud of you!

McVal said...

Oh! A friend posted this on FB the other day and I thought of you!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/spo/2597736393.html

Annie Jones said...

Rings are my favorite type of jewelry to wear, but they don't have to be expensive for me to like them. They just need to be delicate and simple...nothing too bling-y for me.

Shane hasn't been able to wear his forever and besides, it's not safe for him to wear it at work anyway. I often take mine off to make bread or some other messy food and forget to put them back on for days at a time. We don't need rings to remind us that we're married. :)

SonyaAnn said...

Sheila-I think I was a size 5 my freshman year. SO sad!
The good news is my finger isn't green, which would have been cool proving that I'm Vulcan. Den thinks I'm nuts.

SonyaAnn said...

Mark-I've been impressed with you since the beginning! It's your abs.

SonyaAnn said...

sluggy-I'm just not good at being a girl. I have failed over and over. I think Mark needs to introduce me to a couple of girls to date. I laugh cuz I say Den is the girl and I'm the guy in the relationship.
Pass the diamonds on to your kids, maybe they will be more into them. Anna loves all things girly. Just like Mark's daughter, the world is Anna's stage! God help him.

SonyaAnn said...

McVal-Super glue your rings. Just a thought.
I don't break the diamonds. Den isn't cheap, he would never buy me a fake diamond. I would buy him a fake one. LOL. I crush the bands and have been known to split a few. Mind you I've broken just about every bone in my right hand, I'm just rough. And that's just my hand, I'm not even going to tell you about all the other bones I've broken or dislocated. Never mind the scars and the dents in my skull. And I'm not kidding about that one!

SonyaAnn said...

McVal-I can't find it with that link.

SonyaAnn said...

Annie-"We don't need rings to remind us that we're married."-I know I'm married cuz he keeps coming back! Damn it.
I just don't wear jewelery at all. I try but I feel like I stick out. It's odd, I know!

Jane said...

I'm happy you're you too! Yes, you are nuts but that's part of what makes you you! To put it another way you are younique...some might say you are a whackjob, but I think you're kinda weirdly freaky but in a really nice way. Do I make any sense?

SonyaAnn said...

Jane-I completely understood that and loved it by the way. So what does it say about you if I get what you are sayin'.

Frances said...

I totally get where you are coming from, SonyaAnn. I wear rings and love them! My engagement ring and wedding ring rarely come off and haven't been crushed in almost 15 years. I have a "Footprints" thumb ring that I rarely take off. I had another ring that I didn't take off for years, but one day I realized my finger hurt because it had grown a little and the ring had not. I need to take it to be resized.

On the other hand, I have destroyed every bracelet Hubby ever gave me. LOL!

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-I'm not a ring girl, I don't know why. I'm ok with bracelets.