Friday, March 23, 2012

High Five for Friday

Did this week fly by for you too?  I think since my week was perfectly fantastical that I must have missed the middle of it because here we are and it's already Friday!!

I lost my wedding rings..actually, both my wedding ring and my engagement ring...

 On February 25.  I remember the date because I had my parents over for dinner that evening.  I had my rings the day before, so I knew it must have been the 25th...the day I lost them.  I went to put them on after dressing for dinner, and they weren't there.  Wait???  I know I put them there!!  Where did they go?  Oh well, I thought..I don't have time to look right guests are arriving.  I kept it in the back of my mind throughout most of the evening. As soon as everyone left, and we cleaned up I looked...and looked...and rings.  Every day I was consumed with finding my rings.  I couldn't believe they weren't where I put them.  Long story short...I called the grocery, I looked at work, we looked in my car..I scaled the backyard and went through the know.... I had my Mother-in-Law come over for a "search party"...we had a plumber come check all the drains..No rings!!

My things were now organized, but still rings!  I spent most of the days in tears.  I couldn't believe that I had lost something so special to me.  I was angry at myself.  So, after weeks.. I finally decided it was time to call the Insurance Company.  We had them written into our Home Owners policy.  Finally deciding to give up, and relieved that the end was near I phoned the agency.  Well, apparently the paperwork was never completed on it..I don't really know what else the lady said because it was like I had tunnel vision, and then I lost my hearing.  I remember saying.."are you serious!!" and she said "well, I don't know what to say, this has happened a few times before, and if I could call so and so I would, but I can't."  I was at a loss for words...I wanted to scream, but no words came out of my mouth.  Finally all I said was "ok" questionably...and we ended the call.  How could this happen??  How did I not know all these years that my rings were not insured?  Why didn't I call to verify that you did your job correctly?  I wanted to crawl in a hole and sleep for days.  I called my husband in tears and basically told him I was going to mentally check out for the day.  I went home and cried in my pillow, and had wine for dinner. After a week of beating myself up my husband and I made a plan.  Another wedding band first, and save for a new solitaire that we would buy in the next few years.  I was lonely, and sad..I was overwhelmed with a feeling of emptiness and guilt.

We went to the lake this past Sunday so my two guys could fish. 

This is a picture of the "beach" in my parents back yard.

We didn't get home until after 8:00 p.m., so we stopped and got the little guy something to eat.  Of course he needed ketchup..he eats ketchup on everything..I had forgotten to get some at the, I have a Ziploc where I keep spare packets..

I was digging all through the bag because there weren't many ketchup's left...I began hollering for my husband...I was screaming actually...very loudly saying OH MY GOSH..over and over...I found my engagement ring....then we took the rest of the stuff slowly out of the bag, and found my wedding band.  We literally jumped up and down husband was saying "heeheeeheee" my son was saying "yaaaayyy!!"  I was crying, and laughing and smiling as we hugged!!  It was as if a hundred tons had been lifted from me!!

Now, things are they should be! In the future I will be much more careful with my rings, and we will all live happily ever after...with beautiful rings!! 

Oh, and I will forever follow up to make sure my paperwork was properly completed...

I finally jumped on the band wagon and read The Hunger Games.  I started it in the car line on Tuesday, and finished it before dinner on Wednesday.  I really enjoyed it!  Have you read it?

The movie came out at midnight. 

We are going to see it tomorrow night at the drive-in theater near us.  I am so excited!!!  Do you have a drive-in near you?  It is seriously the best place for a family night.  I discovered ours by doing a google search.  We actually have two near us.  We equally enjoy them both the is open year round, while the other is seasonal.  We usually pick based on that and by what movie we want to watch.  Both always have a double feature, and they cost much less than the theater.  They also have a we have dinner there as well.  One stop date night!  You can look for one in your area by clicking here.

I picked up this nail polish at Publix this week...funny how I forget ketchup, but come home with nail polish...oops..don't tell Trey!!  This OPI color is Do you Think I'm Tex-y?  Sometimes I  imagine what it would be like to be in the board room (as I envision it) as they are making up the names of their polishes.  I think it would be quite entertaining. I haven't worn this polish yet because I still have on the Essie from last week.  I am thinking about putting it on tomorrow for my family date night.

I got my March BirchBox.  I love everything in it!!  I am waiting to blog about it because I still have something I want to use before I write about it.  My box is different from what most of you told me you got in your boxes.  I have been using my products this week.  Stay tuned for that blog this weekend.

My sons spring break starts today..woohoo!!  I love vacations off from stressing about assignments being turned in on time...or car lines,...nothing but F.U.N!!

I leave you with my favorite fur balls...

Winston was watching a bee..

Here...he is watching Trey..

Here, I assume he is wondering why I keep taking pictures of him...

My husbands Great Dane...Scuba...I think he looks like a baby cow..especially here..

Have a good weekend my friends!!

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.  I just love hearing what you have to say about HF4F!!



  1. I'm SOOO happy you found your rings!! :) And, where is that drive-in theater!??! I want to go!! :) Also, I love OPI nail polish. :) Have a great weekend!!!

    1. I saved those pictures you took of the rings to my phone and would stare at them when I wasn't doing anything else. I told Kyle I was glad that you took such beautiful pictures of them since I would never see tham again, and I didn't want to forget what they look like. :) One drive-in is in Lebanon, and the seasonal one is in Waverly. Have a great weekend!

    2. Aww so sweet! I'm just SO glad that you found them. :)

  2. Wow, so happy you found the rings! I wanted to yell out loud too while reading this!

    happy friday :)
    Erin @ life as a Losey

    1. Thank you...I actually cried when I proof read this. It was a terrible feeling to lose them. Thanks for stopping by!! :)

  3. Of course you know I'm thrilled about the recovered rings!!!!! I used to love drive-ins when I was younger--you can be in your pj's if you want to that's what I love! Where are they by the way? You and the fam have a great weekend, too!

    1. One is in Lebanon, and the other in Waverly. Both about an hour away. We will have to take you with us sometime! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

  4. You made my day (well, evening) when you txted me saying you found your rings! So, so happy for you! :) I love seeing pics of your fur babies...they are so precious!

    1. Thank you!! They make cute look easy! :) Have a fun weekend!

  5. What Sonya meant to say was that she loved sneaking into the drive in without paying!!! I also am supremely happy that you found your rings. That whole scenario was just awful. Hug and kisses,

    Aunt Dit

    1. Sonnie wouldn't do that!! (lol) ;) Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!