I haven't worn my wedding ring for at least 3 months now. I've gotten pretty used to not wearing it and have kind of enjoyed my naked finger. My wife finally noticed about a week ago and said that I should get it fixed. So yesterday, I went to the mall to do a little shopping. I hadn't gone to the mall in a long time and there were a lot of new stores that I don't remember being there before. I sure some of them are seasonal stores, but still the variety of stores was amazing. A uniform store, a NASCAR store, a Men's clothing store, a few cool sports memorabilia stores where I spent a lot of time. I was going to go with the whole family, but my wife decided it was best if I just go alone as a few of the kids weren't feeling that great either. I stopped at Kohl's to buy a pair of black pants. I have a Christmas concert coming up and my size 42" waist just isn't cutting it anymore. I did try on a size 42" just to see how far I've actually come and they were HUGE. I settled on a size 34" waist. I getting close to an overall goal, probably another 15 pounds and I'm thinking that 34" will be my comfort zone. I also bought a pair of blue jeans, since I haven't wore any for a long time. Those I even got smaller, size 33" waist.
After my purchases, I walked the perimeter of the mall to get a few steps in since I was inside and had the time. What a crowd already and it's not even Thanksgiving!
I was surprised to see how cheap a ring guard cost. I went to Kay's Jewelers and it was only $7.00 and now my wife is happy. I guess that's all that counts.