My wedding ring? Gave it back to my Dad (it was from his mom) when The Ex and I separated.
My engagement ring? Sold it long ago.
The ring The Ex gave me our first wedded Valentine’s Day? Sold.
No attachment anymore to any of it, and totally bad juju for repurposing.
I did keep a cross he gave me one Easter when we were dating, only because I thought I could pass it on to Madeline, perhaps for her Communion or Confirmation.
Sometimes I wear studs in my ears. Most days, I forget.
I usually wear a necklace with tags that have the kids’ name on them, their birth dates and their birthstones. Color me lower than low maintenance. At least in the jewelry department.
But over the course of the past year or so, I have branched out a bit. Wearing the odd bracelet or necklace, mixing and matching, changing it up.
I have this Pottery Barn jewelry box that I bought eons ago, and the glass top was engraved with my old (married) initials. Lot of good that does me now. I hated to throw it away, but didn’t want to see it daily either. What to do?
Last weekend, when returning something to TJ Maxx with Madeline, I discovered these jewelry organizers.
But for $14.99, it is the perfect organizer to hang in my closet and keep all my accessories, you know, organized. They had a crazy assortment of prints to choose from, and I ended up with the turquoise paisley one that accidentally matched the new color of my bathroom walls (more reveal once it’s completely done). Lovin’ it and the accompanying price tag.
I had a $13 JC Penney necklace that I bought last year that I love and wore to the office sometimes. Unfortunately it broke a few weeks back. Found this similar one at the Banana Republic outlet last weekend. Regularly $39.99, and it was 40% off. Score! I might be more interested in accessorizing, but keeping it budget-friendly is of much greater interest.
January 26, 2011, Photo #26
When the icicles fall from our office building, one of our engineers takes them and sticks them in the snow. Methinks someone needs more work on his desk. Nick has been knocking them off our house and making ice sculptures with them lately. Lord knows we’ve had plenty of icicles with the wonderful, coughcough, weather we’ve been having this Winter.