Sometime during the next day I realized I still hadn't put the ring back on ... and I panicked! Only a little because I assumed I knew right where it was. But after a quick search, I could NOT find it.
I immediately told Karen (so she wouldn't worry about our relationship, etc.) and then I searched more diligently. Nothing.
A week went by and I did all the laundry. Still no ring.
I checked the church again the next week at basketball, but no luck. Now I really started to worry because "I'm taken!" and I like having a ring to show that off!
Long story short, (too late!), about a week ago Karen and I just decided to buy a replacement ring (more for my anxiety than hers). After realizing that gold prices have apparently gone WAY up, we skipped the jewelry stores and opted to buy a nice CTR ring online, which will also serve as my wedding band.
So we ordered this ring ...
And wouldn't you know it ... the VERY next day ... I put on a pair of slacks for work and when I slipped my cell phone into that pocket I heard an interesting "clink" sound. There was my wedding ring! Safe and sound, presumably just hanging out in my slacks all this time. I would have thought I rotate through my slacks more often than that, but I guess with the Christmas season and all I wore my jeans much more often.
So now I have my original wedding ring AND a super cool CTR ring. Only problem is, the knuckle on my right hand ring finger has never gone back to a normal size (another basketball injury) so I cannot wear one ring on each hand. For now, I am opting to wear the CTR ring (mostly because I think it's too small and may never come off again!) Maybe someday I'll be able to wear both, but for now I am just happy to be "taken" again! :)