Yesterday morning, I ran out of the house pretty late. You see, I haven’t been sleeping all that well at night (wedding stress, work stress, and what-not), so I have been staying in bed a bit later in the mornings than I normally would. Yesterday was no exception…I grabbed my coffee, my lunch bag and my purse and scrambled out the door to the office. Thankfully, I have a pretty short commute, so I was able to make it to work on time. I got into my office, unloaded my stuff, sat down at my desk, looked down, and saw this:
I FORGOT TO PUT ON MY ENGAGEMENT RING.
In the 15 months we have been engaged, I have never done this before. I couldn’t believe it! I spent the whole day hoping my coworkers wouldn’t notice (luckily, they’re men…do they notice anything?!), and I didn’t tell Dr. Groomy what happened until I got home that night, even though we talked via email a few times during the day. I was VERY aware of it, however—my finger felt naked the whole day!
Normally, on the weekends, if I am cleaning or bumming around the house, I will leave my engagement ring in its pretty little box all day. For some reason, not wearing it on the weekends when I am at home doesn’t feel weird to me…but being out in public without it feels completely un-natural. I think it is amazing how I went for years without wearing anything on that finger to 15 months wearing it nearly every day, and now I feel totally naked if I am without it.
Have you ever forgotten to wear your engagement ring?
(“Re-enactment” photo by me.)