Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What a week thus far!

I am sure some of you think I have dropped off the earth! But I promise I did not. Monday was full of housework because our niece Tina was going to be here Tuesday on a pass for my birthday. And of course Wednesday was also busy with our mid month shopping. I am about tuckered! LOL! Here is Tina and I at the cemetery where her grandmother on her mom's side is buried. I sure do not like seeing me in pictures! LOL! I am a chubby thing and my poor body is so bent and twisted! But the spirit sure isn't twisted!
Here is Jack and Tina. That darn sun was hot and bright! Liked to have melted us all!
Tina colored this for me. I love it! It means the world to me.

Look at this silly pair! Tina is just plain full of silliness!
And this is my new wedding band that is on the way. I am embarrassed to admit this, but I lost my other one. I really feel bad about it and yes, I did cry about it! I was having a lot of trouble a few years ago with my fingers swelling and I had taken my rings off. Was I careful to put them somewhere safe? NO! I laid them on my side table. I guess it got knocked off into the trash. This style of ring is called a claddagh and is Irish. Perfect since Jack is Irish/Italian. They are traditionally given either as friendship or wedding rings. The hands mean friendship, the heart means love and the crown means loyalty. If you wear it with the heart pointing out it means you are engaged. Facing the other way means you are married. It used to be given with the following words, "With my hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my love." So there is a little history for you! Jack let me pick out and order the ring I wanted and I got a very good deal on this one. It is made with silver which suits me fine and was under sixty dollars which also suits me fine! LOL! If I can get a good deal for little money, you know I will! Oh it will have our names and the date of our marriage inside! That was a freebie!
So that is all for me for now. God bless you all! And to all those who wished me well for my 49th, I thank you. It means a lot to me!


~~Deby said...

oh it is nice having you post, but sure do understand when LIFE takes over and there is not enough time or energy.
ENJOYED all the pictures and so happy that you are getting a ring with so much meaning....

Lana said...

Oh, happy belated birthday:~D
I haven't worn my wedding rings in almost a decade now, due to swelling as well, but substituted a pretty Avon ring with two purple hearts set in silver.(still happily married to the same sweet man, praise God!) I also have a cheaper super size ring when I'm really swelling;~P Love the ring you chose.
Glad you are posting again.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

So happy for you to get a ring that has meaning to you in replacement of the origianl that must have been devastating to find it gone, cant imagine.
I enjoyed the pictures, thanks for coming by my blog I appreciate it very much.

Meari said...

That's a beautiful ring you picked out. Glad you enjoyed the visit with your niece.

zzop357 said...

Its always nice to have family visit Michelle. Its a shame about your other ring, but so nice to get another almost like it.
I found my class ring under the kitchen table last week.... My kitty got it off my pc table and was playing with it. I have put my rings up now.LOL
I've never had a cat that was a thief before.He's almost blind too. He must hunt by smell...
God bless you girl,I hope you had a good birthday. 49 hmmm....I'm 54.LOL. Donna

DaisyGirl said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! I'm sorry I missed saying it to you on your special day! So glad Tina got to spend it with you!
Your new ring looks pretty!

Penless Thoughts said...

"But the spirit sure isn't twisted."

Loved this!!! For sure, Michelle, your Spirit is straight as an arrow.

The ring is lovely. I'm so happy you are getting to replace the one you lost.

Sioux said...

Hi, Michelle. Sounds like you and Jack had a good time visiting with Tina. Your ring is beautiful. I love the claddagh.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Hi Michelle!
Yes, it looks like you had a very busy week with Tina visiting--how thoughtful that she colored that picture for you!
Your new wedding ring and the meaning behind it, is beautiful! I've lost rings before, so I understand how you were upset, especially when it's your wedding ring. So happy to hear you're able to replace it.
I must have missed your birthday post and I'm so sorry--So here's a belated Happy Birthday! to you Michelle!
Love Ya!
Claudia O.

Dawn said...

What a lovely new ring - I am happy that you are able to get it!

Sharon said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Thanks SO much for sharing the story of the ring. I inherited a ring from my grandmother (good 'ole scotch-irish blood, dont ya know??) :) The ring has this symbol on it. I've loved the ring but never realized there was a "meaning" behind it. The ring is very old and precious and now means even more to me!! I hope that you will have many happy years together, making memories with your new ring!!

Susie said...

Hi Michelle,
I've been absent from blogging too, so I totally understand. It's wonderful to catch up on your news. I'm sure you loved having Tina for a visit and you can tell she's loving Katie!
Your new wedding band is beautiful and I so enjoyed reading the meaning and story behind it. I know it will be a beautiful reminder of the love you and Jack share.

Nancie said...

Hi Michelle,

Happy belated birthday! So glad Tina can come and spend time with you. Love the photos :)

The ring is beautiful! Thank God for blessing you and Jack with each other. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a blessed week.


Sharon said...

I gained weight and had to take my rings off because the skin under the rings were getting infected or something. So hubby took them to the jewelry store to have the stretched a little bigger so I could wear them. Now it would be nice to lose some weight and have them shrunk again.
Ha! :D
The ring is pretty and glad you are getting another one.

I think we all are busier during the months of nicer weather. I haven't visited as much either.

Morning Glory said...

I just wanted to stop by and say hello. Your ring is just beautiful and the meaning behind it is so precious.

groovyoldlady said...

Hurray for your new ring!

When I first got engaged, I didn't get my ring sized properly and it fell right off my finger into...A PUBLIC TOILET!!

You'd better believe I got it sized correctly after that!

nannykim said...

I like the ring!

Nancy said...

The new wedding ring is beautiful!!! I lost my entire set! After my divorce, I carried my rings wrapped in a kleenex in a sandwich bag in the bottom of my purse. I also carried baby wipes for my hands in a sandwich bag, kleenex in yet another bag, etc. So one morning, I was in a hurry to get to work and changed purses and made up new bags of kleenex, baby wipes, etc. and threw all the old ones away, never thinking about the bag with my rings!!! And then I dropped my trash in the dumpster on my way! Never even thought about them for a couple of months!!! That's the only thing I could think of that could have happened to them. I know that sick feeling!!! Awful, isn't it? But I am glad you are getting a new one!!! It is so pretty and such a nice meaning behind it, too!

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