As some of you may recall, I lost my engagement ring some time ago.
The debate rages on over whether is was lost or stolen - RAGES! - but there is no debate that it was kind of giving me a rash. So hey - if you stole my engagement ring, I hope it's giving YOU A RASH TOO.
Katr sweetly offered to get me a new ring, but I was having none of it. It's expensive. Plus, I still have my wedding ring, so I have something to flash in her face when she's annoyed by my antics and I taunt her with "Well, you married me!" I was resigned to coveting her engagement ring until a suitable "new ring" anniversary, like 28 years from now.
For my birthday this year, we were going to go to a movie, take a "surprise field trip" and get an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. I spent a lot of my birthday holding a bucket and trying not to woof, so Katr's original plans were foiled. But a few days after my actual birthday, she took me on the surprise field trip - to see our jeweler Rosemary at Era Design!! Because over the previous few weeks, they had been conspiring to recreate my ring!! I know!! Sniff.
Rosemary had found some pretty new garnets for me to look at and we discussed how I wanted a smaller ring this time and also, what's with the effing ring rash? And then she told us about the gold.
Hey - gold is expensive. Three years ago, when we got the rings, gold was cheap like borscht. Now, it's pricey, like borscht with a perogie floating in it. My original ring cost about 1/3 of a month's rent. For a ring that's 1/3 of the size, it would cost a whole month's rent. HA ha! Fucktastic!
I have to tell you - I was torn. The thought of spending so much on a ring I potentially lost made me a little queasy. Do I say "fuck it!" and go for it? Do I hold off? We decided to sleep on it - and then the next day my computer died and settled the question for me! Yeah!
We did end up buying the stones, to have them on hand for when gold gets cheaper or we get richer. But I left the garnets with Rosemary. Because I can't have nice things. But I can and DO have the BEST WIFE EVER. Thanks, Katr. You make me want to marry you all over again. And not just to get that new ring.