Wednesday, May 31, 2006

What's wrong with this picture?

It doesn't take too long to see what's missing from this picture. Can anybody say...DIAMOND! I swear I can't keep up with anything these days. If I'm not losing my child or my mind, I'm losing one of the most expensive things I own. "My Precious" ( in my best Gollum voice).
I was at our very first church softball team practice tonight waiting in the car with Chick-fil-a thrown all over my car, and my three kids in the back. I had told myself beforehand to take my ring off and leave it in the car so that it wouldn't irritate my glove hand during practice. Has anyone kept track of how many times my blog entries have included the words, "I had told myself."....or, "I made a mental note"? I myself have lost count, because it seems like I try to "tell myself" stuff a little too much. Maybe I should learn my lesson now and stop trying to remind myself to do things. It seems something bad always happens. Tonight was no different.
So, I'm in my car "reminding" myself to take off my ring, and next thing you know I'm on the field with my ring still on my finger. No problem right? I just decided to move my ring to the opposite hand so that it wouldn't get in the way of my glove. Great least I thought. Turns out that during practice I was running to get a fast ground ball and didn't exactly snag it as I was hoping I would. Instead, "My precious" took the hit. I didn't realize I had lost the diamond at first. I first retrieved the ball that had unfortunately gotten passed me and threw it back to the catcher. It wasn't until a few seconds later after I had made my way back to center field that I noticed my hand was hurting from where the ball had hit it. I looked down to see what was causing the pain and I saw exactly what you are all seeing in the picture above. FOUR PRONGS and NO DIAMOND! I couldn't believe it! How stupid of me! Why couldn't I just have left the thing in the car like I had "reminded" myself to in the first place? WHY?

We spent the last 3o minutes of practice combing the 5 inch deep thick grass in the outfield looking for the diamond, but to no avail we came up empty handed. I managed to hold myself together in front of my teammates, but broke down when I had to show Jimmy the empty prongs. He was great about it and told me not to worry and that we could get another diamond. But I don't want another diamond just won't be the same. I want my diamond back!


Caci said...

I am not really sure what to say about all of this! I am glad you are on a softball team. I wish I were. I am jealous that there was actually grass at your practice. I was picturing you digging around in the dirt until you mentioned the word "grass"! hahah I hope you find just the right diamond to be your new "precious".

Michelle said...

Although my diamond has never fallen out of mr ring, I have lost my ring on several occassions. My children (Hannah mostly) went through a phase where they liked taking my ring for themselves and couldn't remember where they put it later. So even though I have always been able to find my ring (it took over a week one tme) I can relate to how you feel.

Wonderful Windy said...

I lost my diamond out of my wedding ring last year. I was at work and I didn't notice until a long time later and there was no hope in finding it and to make things worse I also lost 1 of my diamond earrings about a week later and I just know that it was at the hair salon. I got a whold new ring that I like better. It is not the same but it'll do. And I don't think I will ever get another pair of earrings.

Evil Mother said...

At the risk of sounding nice... I'm sorry, Honey. Do you remember when John lost his ring on the soccer field? He went back later and found it. I am going to pray that God will lead you right to that diamond...not because of its monetary value, but because it is a gem from Jim. You'll find it. I love you.

Caci said...

I LOVE your llama!! Tina should have been posted on the blogaholics site! How awesome is that? Anyway, in the
"original" Napoleon the llama's name was Dolly. That is funny too! Dolly Llama...hahahahaha