Friday, September 10, 2010

My Favorite Things

TGIF!!  I hope you all are enjoying your Friday.  It's rather slow at the office today (thank you jebus!).  Both of my docs are out, but I'm helping our nurse practitioner and her medical assistant so I have stuff to do, but I also have time to actually sit.  It's a nice little break from the chaos that has been surrounding me here the last couple weeks.

Today I bring you a little different post.  A while back, the hubs showed up at my office bearing gifts - what a nice surprise!!  What was it, you ask?  It was a magazine dedicated solely to blogging.  What a thoughtful gift.  I spent the next couple days pouring over that magazine and got a couple good ideas out of it.  This is one of those good ideas.  Every now and then I'll be adding to this "collection".

Once upon a time, there was this guy.  And he liked this girl.  They dated for a year, and then the guy asked the girl to marry him.  She said yes!  This is what she presented her.
OK.  Maybe I'm a little off on the story, because he didn't actually give me *both* of these gorgeous rings, he gave me just the band for our engagement.  See the design around middle of the band?  There's a little story with that.  It says "A blessing on the soul" in Ogham.  Ogham is an old Irish language, also sometimes called the "Celtic Tree Alphabet".  We had seen this ring in a magazine prior to our engagement and I loved it.  Little did I know that he had ordered it for me.  It's technically a men's ring, but I don't exactly have petite hands or fingers, so this fits perfectly.  
Do you notice that I'm wearing the solitaire on the "wrong side" of the wedding band?  Well, there's a reason for that.  Since the band was really my engagement ring, the solitaire was my wedding band, so I wear it reversed.  You should hear the comments I get telling me that I'm "wearing your rings wrong".  C'mon people!  Things don't always have to be one specific way.  Anyway, I also get surprised looks when I tell them the hubs ordered the ring out of a catalog.  How romantic, right?  LOL   
So, what makes this one of my favorite things?  Other than it's the first piece of jewelry that the hubs gave me, it's so pretty!  I've never seen another ring like it.  Not even close.  I love that the inscription around the middle actually means something.

Well, I'm off to do a little bit of work.  I hope you enjoyed my "different" post today.  I'll do a little more thinking and pic taking so I can add to my "Favorite Things" posts.  Have a great weekend.  See you back here next week!

Listening: Mourning by Tantric
Mood: mellow


Stray Stitches said...

I had heard the story before but it still is wonderful to hear it again!

Allie Bunni said...

Ooh is your engagement band by Sheila Fleet? I love her jewellery designs. =)

AggiePigeon said...

Cute, I like this and you wear your rings in whatever order you feel is appropriate! Sometimes I wear my grandmother's old turquoise and silver turtle ring on my wedding finger instead of my little gold band and I rarely wear my engagement ring, I have issues with large diamonds sticking out but I think your band is so so pretty and neat!

Danielle said...

so sweet, I'm glad you shared :) I think anyone should be able to wear whatever they want how ever they want!

it bugs me sometimes when people are TOO traditional and get on YOU about it lol.

Kimberly said...

Ah, Megan, I LOVE stories like that. And to have it centered around something that is near and dear to you; priceless.

Oh, do tell....what is the blogger magazine?

Becky said...

I rather like that you're wearing them "backwards" =)

Myya said...

LOVE that the design actually means something, that makes it even more cool. My hubs & I went ring shopping together. I had no idea what I really wanted. Finally I saw one that had 5 diamonds on each side & then a big one in the middle... 11 total. We had been dating for 11 years so I took that as a sign & that is the one I got. It is fun knowing there is more meaning behind the ring you are wearing then just what it looks like huh! Oh & how cool is it that you wear your rings "backwards"! I have a band on each side so I guess I'm covered both ways LOL.

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

How fun is traditional? I mean, really? Everyone can do THAT. Nontraditional to me sez that someone put some extra thought and effort into the mix...made it theirs.....owned it. That's real. Great post.

Lu said...

I always think it's funny how people can get so upset with things (or people...) that are non-traditional. I only have the engagement band part of my ring (I hated how the wedding band looked and only wanted the engagement band part), and so many people ask if we're saving up to "complete" it when we have the money. We also had a wedding "cake" of styrofoam covered in fondant... that caused some waves among the fam! :)

Liz (iceomatic's nails) said...

I love your band! I had no idea there was a "right" way to wear a wedding set?! Hmm.. Maybe this is why I rarely wear mine. :D

shortmama said...

That is an awesome story!

Kylie jayne said...

You go girl, and what a sweet hubby you have.
Love the story, it's not often you get to hear the inspiration for the little things in life that mean so much.