Yesterday I dropped my wedding and engagement rings off to be cleaned and polished. I do this about every 6 months because I’m not the most gentle person and tend to scratch up the platinum pretty bad. Normally I drop them off and come pick them back up a couple of hours later. But yesterday they told me they wanted to keep them overnight to soak. Um, does that mean they’re super scratched? Either way I just said ok and sadly walked out of the jewelry shop ring-less.
I hate not wearing my rings. My hand just feels weird. And I keep touching my ring finger with my thumb, panicking, before I remember that it’s ok that I don’t feel the double bands of metal. I should be able to pick them up today after work and then I have a decision to make…do I continue to wear them at the gym when I lift weights or do I take them off and put them in my bag/locker/desk? I would guess that 90% of the scratches come from the weight room. I don’t wear gloves and the free weights I use are metal which totally rubs up against my rings.
Chris never wears his ring at the gym. He either puts it in his pocket or leaves it in his locker. I don’t have pockets in my workout clothes so that’s not an option but I could easily leave them in my locked locker. But it just feels weird. My biggest worry is that I’ll lose them or that someone would take them out of my bag (unless they have a lock cutter I really don’t see how that could happen). But beyond that, I wonder what people would think if they saw me, a married lady, not wearing her rings. Most people at the gym know that I’m married so would they think something’s going on with Chris and I if they saw me sans ring? Probably not, they probably wouldn’t even notice but that’s where my head goes. But I’ve got to figure something out. I can’t keep scratching them up like this. I haven’t even had them for 2 years. How are they going to last for 50?
What about you guys? What are your thoughts on this? Do you wear your ring or take it off? And if you take it off, what do you do with it?
Hope you all have a good Monday. It’s another beautiful day here in Portland so I’m planning to take advantage of the sunshine and get a run in at lunch time and maybe the leg circuit above. Dinner tonight is leftovers (carne asada for Chris, stir fry for me) which we’ll be enjoying outside on the picnic table. The sun is supposed to go away soon but it’s been a fantastic glimpse of what’s to come :)