It's Friday, the sun is out, and I'm having one of those days filled with mundane things to do. Nothing out of the ordinary:
Exercise - check.
Clean house - check.
Haircut, very short - check.
Run to lumber yard to buy thin sheet of wood (to protect newly finished kitchen floor at Mom & Dad's house when moving the refrigerator back into place) - check.
Pay & mail bills - check.
Pick up wedding ring from jeweler for THIRD repair of crack in band - check.
Okay, did that last one strike you as odd? I'm not a stonemason, landscaper, rock climber or boxer. How in the world have I cracked my wedding ring so many times? We've been married nearly 20 years, but it's a thick band - for which I specifically asked, because I didn't want to take it off a lot; I wanted to wear it doing whatever I do, indoors and out. I even told the designer that I go to the beach a lot, have been known to dig for clams, catch fish, go crabbing, kayaking, etc. I wanted a DURABLE wedding ring, so I got a nice, thick, rounded band.
I'm not a really buff gal - in fact, I'm only 5'1" - I don't do karate, don't chop concrete blocks in half, nor bend metal pipes with my bare hands. I'm a homemaker and writer, for goodness' sake. I clean the ring frequently because I like to see it shine, and I appreciate its beauty. I take very good care of it.
At first, I thought the crack was due to poor workmanship on the goldsmith's part during previous repairs, but the jeweler assures me that this is a fracture due to wear. She said, "I've never seen anything like this before. You wear that ring really hard." What, like a longshoreman or something?
Anyway, it's back on my left hand where it belongs, and the crack has been repaired.
This week, I discovered a mysterious cut in my left-front tire's sidewall. How in the heck did that happen? I could understand the curb-side getting dinged, but the driver's side? No clue - I take good care of my car - and I had NO IDEA how expensive tires are! Just FYI, in case you didn't know, if you have an all-wheel drive vehicle, and one tire needs to be replaced, (according to Les Schwab) they ALL need to be replaced. It has something to do with - well, I've forgotten why, but they are all supposed to be the same - if one is different, it tweaks something important.