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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Big Cheap Bling

How many of you have embraced the giant ring craze?

I have been gifted all these rings.  My daughter gave me four of them for Christmas and the one on the far left was a gift from my good friend Melanie.

Total cost for all these rings was $22.  Melanie spent a whopping $2 on the one she gave me and that’s a lot for her.  I’m serious, she’s the girl that won’t spend more than a nickel on clothes she buys at garage sales, “I saw this really cute shirt for my little boy, but they wanted a quarter for it!”  Yes, I’ve actually heard her say that.  She’s one of my frugal inspirations.

I love all of these rings.  They are so much fun to wear because they are cute and ridiculous all at the same time.  Not to mention when I’m wearing one I have something to fiddle with all day long.  They are not good things to wear if you’re prone to distractions.

The Claw!  The Claw!!!  That’s what I think of when I look at this photo.  Did I ever tell you when I was pregnant with my first two children the nurse had to draw blood from my foot because they couldn’t find a vein in my arm or hand?  Yeah, that’s not a problem anymore…obviously.

I love that I can wear these rings on any of my big honkin’ fingers.  I love that for once in my ginormous life, a piece of jewelry looks big on me instead of me looking big on the jewelry.  Does that make sense?  I have size issues.  Have I told you there is a height requirement for anyone that wants to marry my children?  Especially, the girls.  Hellooooo, I don’t want to be know as THE GARGANTUAN MOTHER-IN-LAW.  Now watch, all my boys will come home with the sweetest itty-bitty girls known to human kind and I’ll fall in love with them and then….then I’ll have to tell them, “I’m sorry Sweety, you’re just too short.  Buh-bye.”  And then I’ll beat my sons for bringing home such sweet little girls and yell at them to go try again!  Except this time think BIG!!!  Their happiness is all about how big I am.  It makes total sense, right?  Right?  Welcome to my kind of crazy.

I wonder how long these things will be fashionable?  I’m talking about the rings again, keep up please.  I think I’ve finally learned that I should never get rid of any jewelry, because it’s bound to come back in style someday.

Okay, that’s it.  That’s all I have to say about giant rings, cheap friends, veins and short girls.

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