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Thursday, March 7, 2013

I was in Orlando the last two days for a quick, in-and-out work trip - your standard business meeting at a business hotel by the Orlando Convention Center.

But that's not the point of this post.

After a great dinner with a client and colleague I headed back up to my hotel room getting into my pajamas, taking out my contacts, taking off my jewelry and turning on the TV - standard protocol.

When my alarm went off in the morning and I got ready as usual, that is, until I couldn't find my engagement ring.

Every single piece of jewelry and my watch from the night before were in their place, but my ring wasn't there.

In my panic had somehow put it in my head that someone had broken into my hotel room while I was sleeping and stolen my ring.

I couldn't breathe.

I tore all the sheets off my bed, looked through all the drawers in the nightstand, moved the nightstand, etc.

Nothing.

My. Heart. Was. Beating. Out. Of. My. Chest.

I was one second away from calling the front desk when I turned the light from my phone under the bed and saw a reflection shining bright like a diamond.

Thank you sweet Jesus.

I still have no idea how it got under the bed, but I'm pretty positive that I now know what a heart attack feels like. 

I would like to never experience that feeling again thankyouverymuch.

Happy Thursday, kids.   

21 comments:

  1. New rule = sleep, eat, drink, shower, clean, wash dishes, and workout with the ring on. Never take it off. I had too many of those panic moments!

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  2. I was going to say exactly what Heather said! ;) Sorry you had such a scare - but just do NOT ever take it off and that will help! So glad you found it!

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  3. I was freaking all panicked out for you. Phew.

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  4. Sorry girls I disagree! Depending on what you are doing the ring can become a mess, yucky or get slippery,etc. And at night I have to take off ALL my jewelry, I hate the fingers swelling,etc. The key is to get in the habit of putting it in a SPECIFIC place when you take it off at ALL times. I have always been a big fan of the ring holder/dish and I have several in the house in different spots.

    XO

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    1. CK said to me just a couple days ago, "do you want me to get you a ring holder?"

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    2. I agree with Mom, I can't sleep with jewelry on. Just get used to putting it in the same place each night.

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  5. Yikes! So scary! I'm half in Heather's camp and hald in your Mom's. I only take my rings off to shower (I have largely irrational down-the-drain fears)and if I'm making something in the kitchen that could mess up/get in the little crevices, such as meatballs or bread dough. I'm so glad you found it and everything worked out OK.

    PS - And now I have Rihanna in my head...shine bright like a diamond.

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    1. I think I am in both camps too - it's just so shiny and pretty I don't want to get it dirty and scratched up!

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  6. I recommend not working out with your engagement ring! Three months after I got mine, a diamond popped out of my ring after DAY ONE of strength training for me! I'm sure running and such is fine, but just keep that in mind! By the way, thank Jesus, I did find that diamond! :) Glad you found yours, too!!

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    1. I can spin or run with my ring on, but I can't do weights and crossfit style workouts with my ring, or any jewelry, on for that matter!

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  7. This is why I never take off my rings. Except when I'm putting on lotion. PANIC CITY!!!

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  8. I hardly ever take off my rings, but when I do (if I'm going for a run in the summer and my fingers swell up ... or if I'm baking/cooking and need to moosh something with my hands) I lose them!

    Just get insurance. If you lose them, you lose them. Then it doesn't matter, right? (Learned this the hard way when I broke my ring from a bowling incident before I had insurance)

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  9. Jewelry should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off!

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    1. that's what i've been doing so far! i don't like having all my jewelry on all the time.

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  10. That is a terrible feeling. And I am seriously the worst at this. THE WORST. Despite having multiple ring holders, I'm constantly just leaving my rings all over the house. I think Michael dies a little bit inside each time I say, "where did I put my rings?"Make sure you get iit insured!

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  11. Oh my gosh - what a scare!! I have an antique little covered porcelain dish that I put my ring in when I shower, do dishes, or anything else messy or gross. I NEVER take it off in public when washing my hands, etc. When traveling, bring a case, bag, box or whatever so you have a specific secure location for it. I've even put jewelry in my wallet if I didn't have another safe spot for it. You probably dropped it an it bounced - thank God you remembered to look for it - it's so new still you may (horrors!) have forgotten about it until you left the hotel. I left mine at home in its little dish the other day and freaked out so I can't imagine how you felt coming so close to losing it!

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  12. It's far too soon for you to be misplacing your ring already - though it does beg the question: how many people sleep with their engagement/wedding rings on and how many take them off at night? I take mine off (and sometimes forget to put them back on - Sweets loves that - hahaha).

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  13. Holy crap, that would give me a heart attack. Glad you found it!!

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  14. I accidentally dropped mine the other day in the car and I almost FREAKED. Seriously. Scary feeling. The sentimental value is way scarier than any monetary value.

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