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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Here's the thing--I don't wear much jewelry. In fact, I wear exactly three pieces, all rings. My wedding ring, a ring my husband gave me for our fifth anniversary, and another he gave me for my tenth.

I have, at one time or another, lost ALL of them. I lost my thumb ring (fifth anniversary) about two years ago, and so we got a replacement. Which I then lost. Again. We got another one. Which I lost. (Thank goodness all of my rings are silver, or we'd be broke!)

Anyway, after THREE rings, I got a thumb ring that I (so far!) have managed not to lose.

Then, last year, I lost my tenth anniversary ring. It's not replaceable--the jeweler who made it went out of business, and I admit, I cried. And then I tore the house apart looking for it, and my husband looked everywhere after I couldn't find it (and was crying again).

Neither of us could find it, and I spent three days in a complete funk.

And then I found it in the refrigerator, inside a foil-wrapped package of leftovers. (No, I have no idea how it got there. I mean, I have an idea, but of all the places to be! Who loses rings in their fridge?)

Anyway, after that, I swore to myself "No more lost rings!"

You know what that means, right?

Of course you do. This Saturday, I lost my wedding ring. I did the whole tear the house apart thing. I even went through the trash! But nothing. Luckily, I was able to order a replacement, and I did.

And then I found it yesterday.

In the guest bathroom sink. How it got there--since it's not like I hang out in the guest bathroom--is anyone's guess.

But now I have all my rings and rather than vow not to lose them again, I'm going to settle for trying to misplace them in places that aren't inside leftovers or sinks I don't use (but apparently must have at some point!)

In other, non-ring loss news, Publishers Weekly printed an absolutely lovely review of Something, Maybe. I won't quote the whole thing here, but part of it goes: "The unusual family dynamics allow the author to explore familiar themes from a fresh angle. This is a satisfying, romantic coming-of-age story."


One more thing: Don't forget there's still time left to enter the Simon Pulse Spring Fling Contest for your chance to win a bunch of autographed books, a phone call from an author, a box of Simon Pulse books, and more!


Blogger jacqueline said...

Well, I'm just glad that you found your ring(s).


January 27, 2009 8:06 PM  
Blogger Thao said...

I bet it's because your mind wanders so often. But it's good you got them back : D

January 28, 2009 12:35 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Scott said...

Jacqueline, I'm going to do my best!! :-)

Thao, you're probably right--I do tend to get distracted when I'm working on something :-)

January 28, 2009 7:49 AM  
Blogger paperback.pixie said...

Ugh, losing jewelry can really crush you! You grow so attached to some pieces. Glad you found yours, Elizabeth!

Just wondering...Do you have to be a teen to enter the Simon Pulse contest? Because I'm not, but I totally want to win it :-)

January 28, 2009 12:21 PM  

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