Sunday, June 11, 2006

Diamonds (And Rubies) Are A Girl's Best Friend

Well, Mr. Perfect Gift did it again. Last night we had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Jack & Guilio's. It was the place he took me for our first date way back in 1987. After a delicious dinner and some lovely wine, he set a black velvet box on the table in front of me. In it was the ring he had given me 18 years ago. About 10 or 11 years ago one of the rubies fell out, so I took it off and put it in a safe place. It's so called "disappearance" caused one of the few real fights we've had. He accused me of not knowing where it was. I went and got it and it's possible that I threw it at him. I'm just saying it's possible. I did throw a fork at him once. Ask him - he loves to tell that story. I wouldn't have actually tried to hit him with it. As far as you know. And in my defense, I threw it at the door he was closing behind him. Uh. Ok. Back to the ring. Apparently he had it in his desk at work until recently. As you can see, now it has two gorgeous new stones. Oooo, preeeety. Shiiiiny.



And then, because I guess he didn't think that was enough, he presented me with another black velvet box. In it? A diamond encrusted wedding band designed to nestle ever so snuggly against my ruby ring. This is a man who listens sometimes when I talk. He heard when I whinedmentioned that I'd never really liked my fat wedding band. (It was on sale. We're were broke. However, it is the original one that he slipped on my finger at the alter. I did not loose mine in Puerto Rico while working. Ahem.) What does he like about the ring, you ask? When I'm not wearing the ruby ring, the band looks like a ZZ Top ring. He actually said that. Such a romantic.

So. Yeah. There were tears. My specs fogged. And then there was free chocolate mousse. With candles, which of course I used to show off my new sparklies. All in all, an excellent evening.

(Bonus: Because the ring pic turned out so crappy, I get to buy a macro lens for my camera. Huzzah!)

15 comments:

R. Robyn said...

That is such an awesome gift the Mr. Perfect Gift himself gave you. Creative and thoughtful. Just a little jealous.

archshrk said...

Way to raise the bar Mr. Perfect Gift. Not only is the gift great but the reason for and method of said gift just too perfect. Can't wait to see the ring with that new macro lens.

Teri M. said...

r.r.: He definitely has is great moments!

arch: I have several examples of his gift giving prowess. It's pretty impressive. lol And I can't wait for the new lense either! Hee!

The Happy Housewife said...

Wow - jewels and chocolate mousse! Damn near perfect evening... Lucky, lucky girl.
Best wishes, as ever!

Mama P said...

You need to use the micro lense to do some research work on his cellular make-up. Not to ruin your big day, but I'm concerned this he might be an alien, code name "Mr. Perfect." Let us know if he must return to his planet of origin one day (but keep the ring.)

Mama P said...

'scuse the typos above. My "Mr. Perfect" left for work at 5:am leaving me with no bread and two whiny kids. Not that I'm complaining. Not that I'd throw a ring at his face (if I had such a ring) to prove my anger...) just saying....

Virenda said...

That is so romantic. I'm so jealous. First off I love ZZ top and that ring rocks it's gorgeous. The thing is even if it wasn't that was SUCH a lovely romantic gesture that it wouldn't have mattered.

You so lucked out gf.

Teri M. said...

Happy H.: and I forgot to mention that the mousse had a strawberry and real whipped cream on it. Thank you :-D

Mama P: LOL It is possible that he is an alien. Maybe that's why when I sometimes ask a perfectly coherent questions he asks me,"What do you mean?" (love ya, babe.)Blech. You reminded me that I have to go to the grocery store.

Vi: I keep looking down at my hand and spreading out my fingers and then wiggling them in the light! I can't help it. I totally lucked out.

bobealia said...

No way, you are getting a macro lens out of the deal too!!! S-P-O-I-L-E-D!!!! No, I'm must envious because I'm still at the really poor stage of life. You know, I didn't even get a new wedding ring, I got to use my grandmother's.

Katherine said...

ooh, how cool is that?! I found you via Cheeky Lotus, really like your blog.

Teri M. said...

Bo: Awwww. Cool thing with the camera is that the Spouse will use it for work a couple of times, and then - write off! ;-) Getting your grandma's ring is sweet, though! It has a sense of history.

Katherine: Thanks for stopping by!

Marcia said...

Those rings are beautiful!!

My husband hasn't given me jewelry since our wedding (but it was only 10 months ago), but he's already talking about upgrading my already large engagement ring. He works with people that have insanely large diamonds, and feels the need to keep up with them. I think I might just sit back and let him!

hannah m. said...

geez mom just chuck ur ring at him!!!

Teri M. said...

Marcia: Ya know, sometimes you just gotta let 'em do what they feel. Hee!

H.: Babe, someday, when you're 30 and you have a man, you'll understand.

Vickie said...

Okay, can you find me a Mr. Perfect Gift? I would love that! You must be a really fabulous woman - well done!