Archive for December, 2010

Obscure Information

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

This past week, in the midst of wedding-related tasks, we came upon a bit of knowledge that would have saved us quite a bit of time and money if we had known it a few weeks ago.  On a wide finger, the taper of a wedding band makes a big difference in how the ring appears on the hand.  Too flat and a size 13.5 ring, no matter how beautiful, looks like a pipe fitting. 

So what do we do now?  Since he won’t wear any jewelry besides a wedding band, I don’t expect we’ll ever buy him another ring.  Every single person I know with fingers that large is already married.  Oh well. 

Have you ever had a piece of information that was so good and helpful that you HAD to tell someone, but you couldn’t think of any situation in which it would be useful?


Terrible Times

December 2, 2010 1 comment

This can be a really tough time of year.  We’d like to be, but few of us are, exempt from bouts of feeling awful unless we gloss over our lives for the month of December, which is encouraged by the season.  Surrounded by joyousness, we try our best to remember all that is good in our lives, but soon we descend into thoughts of all the things that are wrong: with our families, with our finances, with ourselves.  Charlie Brown encapsulates exactly how I feel when he says, “I should be happy, but I’m not.”  I wonder, why “should”?  Is it such a terrible social sin to feel lousy now and then?