Monday, May 18, 2015

I've lost my wedding ring

I'm so pissed off right now.  My wedding ring has been missing for five days and it's totally my fault. When I get home, the first thing I do is change out of my work clothes, and place my wedding ring on the wing of this Archangel Michael statue I was given as an RCIA present 15 years ago.

However, last Wednesday I decided to continue working on something in the garage.  I figured Nightingale would be home any minute so I might as well wait for her and help unload Moose & Squirrel from the car. 

I have a vague memory of removing my ring and putting it in my pocket because I was working with a drill.  However, that memory - of putting it in my pocket -- could just be a vestigial remnant of  some other memory since I do that all the time.  Yes I know that vestigial and remnant are synonyms and thus redundant.  That's just how pissed off I am: I'm breaking grammar rules!

[I don't break many grammar rules but over time language is updated. It evolves and changes, and we know this because none of us say thou in our daily speech. ]

Because we are currently so sleep deprived, it is getting harder to function.  That means some things just don't get written to hi memory in our brain.  Nightingale will ask "what time did we feed Moose & Squirrel last night" and I honestly cannot remember.  It might have been 2 am.  Or that could have been two days ago. 

So it is quite plausible that the memory of putting my ring in my pocket is days or weeks old.  Just an old memory file that was accessed when I asked my brain to search on "where is my ring'.


  1. Oh that's frustrating - if it gives you hope, my husband's ring went missing for over two weeks before he finally found it again. So you never know!

    1. while that gives me hope, we are coming up on the two week mark. I'm trying not to drive myself crazy and have faith that it is still on the Icarus Compound.

      but of course I have power washing and other yard work that could potentially make it harder to find if it simply slipped off in the yard.

  2. That sucks! I'm so sorry. I lost a matching ring I shared with my sister for 2.5 years before I found it again. Not sure you want to wait that long lol. Recently I lost a necklace my mother in law gave me for 4 months and, like you, I thought I put it in this purse I had. Turns out it was in another purse in a zipped up section where I never put anything. I probably thought to myself "Oh I'll put it in here and I'll remember because I NEVER put anything in here". Yeah right. I found it by mistake.

    Maybe that's what happened to you. You put it somewhere out of the norm because you thought you'd definitely remember that and you didn't.

    1. Thanks. I remember when I purchased the ring I specifically bought one that wasn't too expensive (and thus not worth getting insurance for) in case it was ever lost or stolen.


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