Post # 1
Let me clarify – not like it would ever be something you’d just forget to put on – I feel like for me it’s becoming nearly as important of a part of me as my contacts (and I’m blind as a bat – whatever that means – without them) – but I mean, have you ever taken it off and not remembered to put it on right away?
Today was the first time I “forgot” to put my ring on. I only take my ring off to shower – at which time my ring takes a leisurely soak in jewelry cleaner – and this morning, I was so busy running around that I never put it back on. It’s the first time I’ve done it (we’ve been engaged just about 2 months) and I feel like it completely weirded out my day! I nearly cried as soon as I noticed and for the rest of the day I was all self-concious of my naked ring finger. I hadn’t expected to be so emotional about it – it’s not like it changes who I am or anything – but I’ve become really attached to all that it stands for…and the sparkle all over the car when the sunroof is open…
Have you ever “forgotten” your ring, and did it mess with your day??
Post # 3
Yep! I always take mine off to shower, do my hair/makeup, clean, cook etc …
I also take it off for work, I work in an NICU and rings are known to harbour some pretty disgusting bacteria/viruses/fungus when worn in a hospital setting, so I often have it off, or wear it around my neck (at work). That means I sometimes don’t notice if it is off, and once when we had been engaged about a month we were heading out to a big family gathering and I forgot it in the bathroom! I made my FI turn around so I wouldn’t have to admit in front of family members that I forgot it (even though it made us late LOL).
Post # 4
Well, honestly, I’m not sure what kind of line you are drawing between completely forgetting it and just forgetting it for a while. I think if you left the house without you, you “forgot” it. Period. The sort of not putting it on right away would be like washing your hands, going do something else, and coming back five minutes later. You make it sound like the first one is so OMGterrible. But really, that’s what you did. And I’ve done it. I don’t think it’s a big deal. I also do not wear mine in the shower (or to sleep because I smack my hand off the wall behind the bed), so I just put it on after I am dried off and have put on lotion. Sometimes if I am running late, I don’t notice it’s not on till I get to school or work. It makes me feel bad for about a minute when I realize it, and then, life goes on.
And bads have horrible eyesight because their eyes are very small and poorly developed. I think they use echos, smell, and hearing more than eyesight.
Post # 5
I take my rings off to sleep because my hands sometime swell up (?). I have forgotten to put on rings back on twice and it freaked me out all day at work.
Post # 6
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I actually DID just forget to put it on haha…I don’t sleep in it, I had only been engaged for a week (so I wasn’t used to it), and I was running late. So I just ran out the door! It totally messed with the rest of my day. I didn’t have BAD day, but I was definitely OFF. I’ll never do that again!
Post # 7
Yes I take my ring off once im home and put it on when im leaving home and once I was rushing to get to work and forgot it! I felt so naked all day and sad that I couldnt stare at it.
Post # 8
I left my e-ring at home a month ago (and I’ve been engaged since July)! We were going to brunch with FI’s family and they didn’t comment. It didn’t mess with my day but it was just weird.
Post # 9
I forget to put it on all.the.time. And I’ve been engaged for 14 months, so it’s not like it’s a new thing for me! I don’t think it’s a huge deal, although my finger feels weird and naked when I do forget. My fiance understands that I’m a mild spaz and forget things constantly. This is just one more thing for me to forget every morning!
Post # 10
@missypoytress – I forget my ring all of the time too… nice to know I’m not alone. Most of my friends wear theirs at all times and they are in shock when I tell them I forget to wear mine. Typically I’m not the kind of gal that wears accessories so I’m not use to having to put on a piece of jewelery regularly.
Post # 11
I have only been engaged for three weeks now and haven’t forgotten to put it on…yet…but I have panic attacks sometimes about my ring. Take for instance earlier today, I was taking putting the trash in the trash chute with my RIGHT hand and I completely freaked out thinking “oh my goodness, what if my ring fell off my finger down the trash chute! I would hate to have to dig through there looking for my ring through the trash and my tears!” Or the other day I was driving and I had the window down and I had my arm slightly out the window and totally freaked out again. Hmmm, now that I typed all that, is that normal to panic like that?! Wil that feeling ever go away? Or am I just that weird?
P.S. I would be sooo depressed if I ever forgot to put on my ring for the day. It is just so special to me and I can’t even imagine the comments my FI would give me if he knew. haha.
Post # 12
It’s so weird to hear you girls talk about how often you take it off.. weird. I do everything with it on. The only time I ever have taken it off was once when I was heavy cleaning and using plastic gloves, they wouldn’t fit over my ring so I set it on the counter. And then once I was making bread and kept getting dough stuck in it. Otherwise I shower, cook, clean, and sleep with it on. My finger feels naked without it as well. I’ve been engaged for 7 months, but before that, I’ve worn a ring on my ring finger since I was 18 – it was a gift from my parents with my birthstone in it.
Anyway… the one time I did take it off to do the heavy cleaning, I left it on the counter by the sink and didn’t wear it for hours while I was working. And when I looked at my finger and realized it was there (this was less than a month after I’d first been engaged though), I had one of those crazy adrenaline rushes, the anxiety kind, and then immediately remembered. Haha it was kinda scary at first, I’m terrified of losing it because I know it cost my fi and arm and a leg! and I do love it so.
Post # 13
I probably forget to wear it out a few times a month. I love my ring and what it means, but I don’t feel awful if I forget to wear it. I usually take it off when I get home from work, definitely before showering or bedtime. I don’t wear it when I exercise. And, since we run around a lot on weekends, I usually don’t wear it then. I just don’t think it’s a huge deal to not wear it, but to each their own.
Post # 14
I’ve done this a few times. Usually it’s after washing dishes–I leave it on the windowsill since there’s a window right above the sink and it has that oh-so-handy ledge. The worst is when I do that and then we both leave the house; I hate knowing it’s sitting there, flashing away at anyone who might walk by, saying “steal me steal me I am beautiful!” Fortunately, we live in the forest, so it’s pretty unlikely anyone would go walking by the window. Still, it’s discomfiting and I always feel lost when I’m out without it. How will people know we’re engaged?!
Post # 15
Yup, happens to me too. In the month that I’ve been engaged, I’ve left it at the house twice (today being the 2nd time). I’d like to think it’s because I’ve acclimated to the feel of it so that when it’s on, it feels like a natural part of me. =)
Post # 16
i’ve forgotten to wear it to work once, and only once. i felt naked without it! it took everything in me not to drive all the way home and back. fortunately it was a short workday for me that day so i was reunited with it fairly quickly… whew!