Hi all, hope everyone’s having a great week! I got my second shot of Moderna on Saturday and wore a springy outfit to celebrate. I felt great until that evening, and then I was absolutely wrecked for two days (fever, chills, splitting headache, etc). But it was definitely worth it! I felt back to normal the past couple days and promptly overdid myself working in the yard. It’s just been a big boost to have sunny warm weather and vaccination. I hope everyone is able to access the vaccine ASAP <3
The ring has become a bit of a post-pandemic gift to myself - not that the pandemic is over, by any means, more of a “you’re getting through it” symbol. When I got married my husband and I just swapped rings that we already had. At some point he lost his and had a replacement break, we bought new rings from Etsy, then my ring broke. At this point I think he’s on ring three or four after just a few years. Last year he got me the rainbow sapphire band as my new wedding band, and I hemmed and hawed over this Sofia Zakia rainbow stardust ring. I finally decided to buy it for myself. After all, my longest and most important relationship is with me! Meanwhile a blogger I follow just shared a post about not wearing her ring, and it’s prompted a lot of interesting discussion: https://designmom.com/newsletter-wedding-rings/
I don’t particularly care for wedding bands, and I have more than one serious romantic partner (we’re polyamorous), but I have found that wearing a ring can make things easier socially. My other life partner is also married and wears a wedding band, and when we would be out together before I had a ring, I would sometimes get dirty looks - I kid you not. A woman with a ring and partner without doesn’t draw much attention, but the opposite is definitely noticed. We will probably do a commitment ceremony next year, and at that point I think I’ll add one more of the rainbow half bands to my stack. So one from each partner and one from myself, which fits my life.
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