After having a lovely run, I had such a relaxing afternoon. I spent much of it sitting curled up in a chair, enjoying the smell of our candles, drinking a pot of chai tea, and reading the new issue of Sunset. It was heavenly.
Afterwards, Ed and I headed to the mall to take care of a few errands and have a date night. One story I haven't shared yet is the story about my engagement ring. So, while going on a run while visiting my sister and her family, I accidentally tripped. Usually, this isn't a big deal, but something different happened on this one. I landed, not unusually, on the palms of my hand (and my knee). Unusually, I also more or less landed on my engagement ring.
As I pulled myself off the pavement (and assured a worried couple who saw the whole embarrassing thing that I was fine), I looked at my ring and it looked off. As I stared, the middle diamond fell out! So, sad and somewhat humiliated, I kept a tight grip on my diamond as I took the "walk of shame" back to my sister's apartment.
Luckily, Ed wasn't too upset about the whole thing, but I did need to go get it fixed, hence the mall trip. The woman at the Kays at the mall was very nice, but informed me that I would need to get the prong replaced. She told me that the prong was custom made, so it would be very expensive to fix; however, I could choose a simplet design that would be "less" expensive (still upwards of $180).
She showed me the booklet of prong designs and I ended up finding one that was a "tulip" setting, which was what she said mine was. Not only was this one a match to what I already had, but it was only $118! Even better, the woman gave us a discount and only charged $110. She also cleaned and polished our wedding rings, my other ring and my necklace. The only negative is that I have to wait 4-6 weeks to get my ring back.
After taking care of this, it was time to relax! So, Ed and I headed to Cheesecake factory for yummy drinks and dinner.
All in all a very nice day!