Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Please Stand By While I Have a Personal Moment

Wow, knock me over with a feather! Dear Hubby came in bearing candy heart gifts for Dear Daughter and I and then handed me a lovely red bag filled with red tissue. Inside I found this THIS lovely ring, so….what else could it be on Valentine’s Day but 13 things I like about my new ring:

1. I’ve gone completely silly over it, and couldn’t stand not making a record of receiving it.

2. The yellow stone is a citrine surrounded by diamonds. You can find out more about citrines here

3. It was a complete surprise. I love to be surprised!

4. You notice it. It can be seen across the room. Ok, I know that sounds stuck up, but I like large pieces. I don’t have too many real honest-to-goodness items, but the one or two I have are hefty.

5. The lovely color matches our cat’s fur. (I told you I had become silly, didn’t I?)

6. Did I mention it’s big?

7. It’s sparkly!

8. It distracts me something terribly as I type….and we all know I type a lot.

9. It was a pendant. Dear Hubby had the jeweler rework it into a ring. That makes it sooo special!

10. Now I have an excuse to take the time to go get my nails done.

11. Now I can go buy new outfits to match it……

12. Hmmmm, that leads to shoes……

13. I’m loved. Dear Hubby took the time out of his busy day to work with the jeweler to fashion my ring.

Thanks for being patient with me as I bask in the sparkliness my life has become.

Did I mention it’s simply loverly?

Did I mention I love it? :)

32 comments:

Another History Blog said...

Yes, it's loverly.

Happy Valentines Day, elementaryhistoryteacher!

Di said...

#12...may I recommend Prada? My ridiculously expensive Prada shoes have changed my life!

Laughing Muse said...

Shiny!! In both senses of the word! (That makes much more sense if you're a Firefly/Serenity fan...)

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Prada....now that's a label. I watched The Devil Wears Prada last night. There are some great clothes and great lines in that movie. I loved it, but need to sit through it again since I was online through most of it.

catherine said...

Ooooooo. That is gorgeous. I love citrines! And I love jewelry surprises.

Miranda said...

SMiles...is great to see someone soo excited over their gift.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

How sweet of him. You're very lucky and loved.
My T13 is up too.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Beautiful! That's my birthstone. Is it yours as well?

Congrats, sounds like you had a Wonderful Valentine's Day! :)

Alasandra said...

Congrats.
The ring looks really pretty.

My hubby is in Japan so I am hoping for a nice surprise when he gets home. Although he hasn't done to shabby so for I got a phone call, which while it doesn't sound like much considering the time difference took a major effort on his part and I have been enjoying reading about his adventures. I love to travel even if it is second hand.

Christine said...

Nice to see romance alive and well. If I were you, I'd wear my ring everywhere . . . and for the next little while (not just today) manage to slip it into each and every conversation I had. Thanks for sharing!

Marcia said...

Go for it, enjoy your glow.

Gattina said...

A wonderful gift for Valentine's ! And now you have to pet your cat all the time because it fit's and sparkles in her fur, lol ! You see you are not the only one who is "silly" !

Raggedy said...

That is perdy!
Woooooohooooooooo!
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
*^_^
(=':'=)
(")_ (")Š
Raggedy

Miss Profe said...

So sweet! Enjoy it.:)

Robyn Mills said...

A girl can never have too much of this. Lovely ring. Enjoy wearing it.

kristarella said...

Nice one! I don't think I'll ever get a Valentine's Day present like that! Hopefully I will for a birthday or something... sometime.

MC Milker said...

That required forethought! No running out at 5:00pm for a card for your guy! How wonderful

Milan-zzz said...

I love citrine :) It's beautiful ring indeed!

Happy TT! Mine is up too :)
Cheers from Serbia!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, it's gorgeous!! What a wonderful gift! (when I had a piece reworked, it was nothing like that. And you'll note that I did it, not the Tour Manager)

Wear it in good health.

Qtpies7 said...

Lovely! I got a ring, too!

Uisce said...

ooh pretty! congrats!! happy TT, mine's up!

Christie said...

that ring is GORGEOUS!!!! I am going to have to send my husband to your blog!!! I can even imagine the beautiful gleam while typing! great job, hubby!! happy vday!

Sparky Duck said...

now thats a ring!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Hooray for your new ring! It is lovely, beautiful and very sparkly! What a wonderful husband you have. I am glad you had such a memory filled Valentine's Day!

KarenW said...

That is a beautiful ring!

Duchess said...

ok, WOW! What an amazing gift. I often get jealous when I see these great gifts. My hubby doesn't believe in having this one day to show your love, yes, I got a very nice card, but it was just like another day. We celebrate our love at different times, I guess. Take a nice trip, etc.
He never grew up with family who celebrated and in the past seven years, I have not gotten him to change. But.....thats ok! He loves me and that is what is important.

Sleeping Mommy said...

From one history/jewelry lover to another... Happy Thursday Thirteen!

P.S.....I'm jealous. My husband doesn't appreciate BIG jewelry so he won't buy me any. :(

Butterfly Angel said...

That is one awesome piece of jewelry! Glad to hear that you had a wonderful day!

Ms. George said...

What a stunning ring! I got DVDs of 'Little Miss Sunshine' and 'The Departed'. I did get a gorgeous three-stone diamond ring from the bitter half when I was officially tenured though...

Barbara said...

I think it's big, beautiful, and lovely, too. But, I couldn't tell if you were excited or not. (kidding!)

Check out my TT

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

How wonderful! That is really gorgeous, you lucky girl!

Bellezza said...

I, too, was surprised with a ring. Mine is a blue topaz, with two little diamonds on each side. But, yours is larger and quite worthy of the praise you gave it. I am very happy for you! Best of all is being remembered, isn't it? I mean, with something other than a vacuum cleaner of course.