Today when I was on my way to my Mom's office I noticed some city workers doing work near a small bridge. As I got closer I realized that they were flipping open all the "Bridges Freeze First" signs.
Uh, someone needs to tell the city that it is 84 degrees outside?
Maybe there is a cold front coming that I am unaware of, but really, with two days left before Thanksgiving and still wearing flip-flops, flipping those sign over is a little "twilight zone", if you know what I mean.
Then again, maybe I am just grumpy. I still haven't found my ring but I am still hopeful that it will show up. I have looked everywhere I can think of, but at this point I think I need to stop and move on because, quite frankly, the constant searching and wondering about it borders on crazy. My sister-in -law, saw me at the gym this morning. When she asked me if I found it I cried, right there in the gym. I am not really a public crier, but the lack of sleep and obsessive looking has taken it's toll.
I have received so many kind emails and heard amazing stories of gals who have lost their ring only to find it again sometime later, after they had given up the search. I am hopeful that this will happen to me, and I am ready (after three days) to get back to the projects I am working on and to do some baking in preparation for the holiday. Don, a dear friend in NC (Actually, they are more like family. Don and his wife Linda fed us dinner before we had even been in NC three nights. Which, for us is kind of like legal adoption. We are like cats, you feed us and your stuck with us for life!) Anyway, he wrote me a sweet email encouraging me over my lost ring and he put things in perspective. He said:
You still have the man that gave you that little
You are so very right. I wish I could hug your neck.
I want to end on a positive note, although I complain about the weather (because it's fun), I do want to say that Thanksgiving Dinner in the cold would be nice. But Thanksgiving Dinner in 70 degree weather won't be too shabby either. I may even get a tan.