What's the biggest lie you ever told?
I don't know if this is technically a lie, or more of an omission....
I never told my family (or anyone, for that matter) when I threw CSJ out of my house. It was very easy to keep it on the 'down low' because, at the time, he still was on the job, so anytime I showed up somewhere alone, it was just assumed that he was working or sleeping. He always worked afternoons or nights (never days) so it was completely plausible. And, there were LOTS of things he did come to (family parties, etc.) so nobody ever had a clue. I was able to keep it to myself for about 2 1/2 years.
The only reason my mother, and subsequently the rest of the family, found out was because one day, she and CSJ were ganging up on my (ok, teasing me mercilessly, same thing!) and I blew my top and just spewed the whole story. It was killing me to have her siding with him about ANYTHING, and I lost it. Right there in my mother's driveway, at the top of my lungs. Then, I whipped my wedding rings (which I had continued to wear as part of the charade) across her lawn and into her bushes. Yeah, definitely one of my prouder moments....
After we left, my mother went out and looked on her hands and knees for all three of my rings. I really did/do love those rings, so I'll forever be thankful to her for doing that. I had a whole plan laid out with CSJ in regards to those rings. He would never have had to come up with any ideas for 'big' gifts for me, as I already told him what to get. I purposely never had my rings soldered because I wanted to be able to mix and match to get different looks. I suppose I should explain what the hell I'm talking about.
My wedding set. (PLEASE ignore the ugly, old, pudgy, wrinkled hand!!! What the hell happened to me since I first put that engagement ring on back on St. Patrick's Day 1986?!)
Now, on to the rest of the rings. I thought it would be really cool to also have a solitaire emerald (my birthstone) to wear interchangeably with the diamond solitaire.
I also thought it would be nice to have a band that had alternating diamonds and emeralds.
Why not a new "V" with alternating stones?
Then I could were them both together.
I also wanted a band with all emeralds.
And all of those combinations could be done with the emerald solitaire, too. :)
(I almost wish Stud had never shown me how to use Paint! I'm such a geek!)
I love my rings so much, that over the years, I've often thought about wearing them on my right hand as a cocktail ring. But, I just can't bring myself to do it. I don't know what to do with them, so they've been sitting in a box, in a basket, in a cabinet in my kitchen, for over 13 years now. There have been lots of times I've thought about just selling them, but I just couldn't. I don't think I can pass them on to Stud, either, to give to some girl MANY years from now. I know it sounds silly, but I feel they're kinda cursed. They definitely don't have good karma attached to them. I wouldn't want Stud to pass on the bad vibes to a woman he loves and wants to spend his life with, ya know?
So, what do you guys think? Comments, questions, suggestions...I'll take them all!