Today, Jerry and I went and did some serious shopping. We're going on a cruise in less than two weeks and we both needed some "cruise wear," and because the primary purpose of the cruise is to attend our friend's wedding, we also both needed to find something for the wedding. Jerry needed more than I did, but my wardrobe is trickier.
See, my regular clothes still fit (although, I have to admit that my jeans are starting to feel rather snug), and I don't need maternity clothes yet, but I need clothing that is, for lack of a better description, stretchy.
Thankfully, I found a cute sundress for the wedding itself, and I found a few skirts and shorts that have enough "give" that they will work well. And, I bought a new swimsuit. Not a maternity swimsuit (my god, they look ready to outfit Shamu), but it's a tankini that I think will do the job. Plus, Jerry was very successful and found everything he was looking for -- but I swear, for men, it's way easier!
But in addition to the clothes, I also got Jerry's his Valentine's Day gift: A new wedding band!
See, because he's lost close to 50 lbs over the past year, his wedding band was about 2 sizes too big and it was always slipping and sliding on his finger. We had both talked that it should be re-sized, so I told him that for V-day I'd pay for it to be re-sized. Well, we went to the jewelry store today and discovered that it really can't be re-sized. Because his ring is stainless steel and gold, most jewelry stores don't have the necessary machines to work with a tough metal, like stainless steel or titanium, and those that do have the machinery charge quite a bit to re-size rings made of those "hard" materials.
So, we decided it might be easier, and less expensive, if I just bought him a new ring. He was hesitant to flat-out replace the old ring, but we found a ring that looks almost exactly like his old one (same materials, same design) that fit and was 70% off! I bought it for him today and now he gets to walk around with a shiny new wedding band!
All in all, it was a very successful shopping trip, and we had a nice lunch, and when we got home, I took a 90 minute nap. Ahhhhhh. But, I need to hurry up and get ready for dinner with friends this evening, so I'd best be off! Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!