Monday, January 12, 2015
easy come, easy go
I have lost my diamond studs. I'm pretty sure they got washed away in the washing machine. They are not in any of the places I would have put them. Granted, there were a lot of places but I checked them all. Plus, I seem to think I put them in my pants pocket before I went to work at the antique store on a Monday, which is weird because I hadn't been wearing them and I had selected a different pair of dangly earrings to wear that day and did in fact wear them though I didn't get them in until I got to the store. I can't imagine what I thought I was going to need the diamond studs for. And I
put my earrings in my pocket. I usually put them in the small
zippered bag I use as a wallet. Anyway, I didn't think about the
studs until the following Wednesday morning when I wanted them again. And then I
remembered that Marc had done the wash the previous day.
They were nice but I won't try to replace them. I liked them because they reminded me of a woman who had a beach house across the canal from us back in the day. Her name was Jean and she and her husband were very wealthy ranchers from the Valley if I recall correctly. She wore diamond studs that were easily three times bigger than mine and she also wore a big honkin' diamond ring and she was loud and smoked and drank and cussed like a sailor and didn't give a hoot what other people thought of her. She was very impressive.
My mother liked her because, I think, she wished she had the courage to be like Jean but Mother was a doctor's wife and doctors' wives did not act like that. My parents were very socially conscious and every time I got in trouble they would trot out the ole 'what will our friends and colleagues think' as if to shame me but I, like Jean, didn't give a hoot what other people thought of me or my parents.
Well, now I have to find some new every day studs. I used to wear three different studs. In one ear a yin/yang and in the other ear with two holes a pearl stud and a smaller diamond stud to represent the moon and the morning star. When I inherited the big diamond studs, I put the little yin/yang in the second hole and gave my daughter the pearl studs.
Right now I'm wearing ones my grandgirl Autumn made this summer.