No Wonder I Love Him

@JudyEv (101136)
Bunbury, Australia
July 29, 2016 1:53am CST
I received a lovely gift today from my husband. I am having a significant birthday but I don't think we're supposed to mention too much about such events. We are having 16 people for dinner tomorrow and Vin is busy cooking and I am busy washing pots and pans. Vin gave me a ring which is really lovely. The only problem is that it is almost exactly the same as the one I've been wearing since I lost my engagement ring some 35 years ago. We bought a nice ring then with three rubies – and as you can see from the blurry photo where I've pushed the two rings into the slot I now have another one almost exactly the same. We will go to the jewellers next week and exchange it for something a little different. It's hard to believe he has taken so little notice of the one I have. But I guess that's a man for you!
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@LadyDuck (122113)
• Switzerland
29 Jul 16
Happy Birthday Judy, we know that our husbands never notice too much what we wear, except if they do not like something. I have a very similar ring with three emeralds, I think I will make hubby notice it.
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@silvermist (15795)
• India
29 Jul 16
@LadyDuck I have to agree with you on that.--Our husbands never notice too much what we wear,except if they do not like some thing.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
That's a very good idea Anna or you might end up with two rings the same like I have at the moment. :)
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
@silvermist I guess that is true. I told Vin that he had good taste - picking something the same as I already had! :)
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@sofssu (14735)
29 Jul 16
LOL My husband always get me similar things. Those rings look so similar. Wish you in advance for you birthday.. Have a happy and blessed birthday.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
Thanks for the good wishes. The rings are almost identical!
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@sofssu (14735)
29 Jul 16
@JudyEv Hope you can get it exchanged and you'll find something you really like.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
@sofssu I'm sure we'll find something. I don't think I'm hard to please. I don't mind what it is really but I didn't really want one the same.
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@Inlemay (17336)
• South Africa
29 Jul 16
Well Happy Birthday to you - not sure why we dont want to mention these significant events - they are the best days to have BIRTHDAYS
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
I had an idea it was against the guidelines - like recipes. :)
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
And thanks for the good wishes. :)
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@TRBRocks420 (62269)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Jul 16
Happy birthday my friend and, that's a very nice gift.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
Thank you. And yes, it is a lovely gift. :)
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
29 Jul 16
Happy significant birthday to you. As one gets older EVERY birthday becomes significant
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
Thanks for the good wishes. I was going to have a wake instead but wasn't allowed.
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
29 Jul 16
@JudyEv It's your birthday. You should be allowed to do whatever you want!
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
@WorDazza Sometimes you need to put on a 'face' for others - even on your birthday. :)
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@fishtiger58 (30716)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Jul 16
That's exactly a man for you lol.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
I guess, thinking about it, I am not that surprised.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
29 Jul 16
That's the problem with men. If they get a gift right ONCE, they're inclined to keep following the same old formula.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
Be that as it may, I really don't want two the same. So we'll go back and change it.
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@sishy7 (27335)
• Australia
29 Jul 16
I'm not surprised at all - my husband would be as oblivious of what I'm wearing as well! Happy Birthday! I've been interacting with you long enough to know which milestone birthday it is...
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
I can't believe he hasn't noticed it recently. I wear it all the time.
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@cacay1 (32160)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
30 Jul 16
Congrats, happy birthday.What a lovely ring ; it suits to your beauty.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
Thank you very much. It is a lovely ring. I'll write about the new one when I get it.
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@cacay1 (32160)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Aug 16
@JudyEv You're welcome friend. I am so sure you had a wonderful birthday celebration.
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@Juliaacv (23238)
• Canada
29 Jul 16
I think that we are all right if we talk about the events of a birthday, its when we make up a post just to talk about someone's birthday and to wish them a happy one. Which this is not. Your husband has great taste, I love your ring(s) rubies are among my favorite also, as well as my birthstone. I hope that you have an easy time finding something else that you'll enjoy. Happy birthday, enjoy your dinner party.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
Thanks for the good wishes. I'm sure I'll find something equally as lovely. I quite like something a bit flat so it doesn't catch in things. Big, flashy rocks weren't a good idea when you were working a lot with horses and I guess the idea has stuck.
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@Juliaacv (23238)
• Canada
29 Jul 16
@JudyEv I agree with you, I'm more into something with a low profile too, happy shopping!
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@jaboUK (50705)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 16
First of all Happy Birthday Judy. Wow you've been wearing that for 35 years and he didn't notice! Anyway, it's a lovely present and it shows he loves you. I hope you can swap it for something you both like next week.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
Thanks Janet. It's pretty incredible isn't it? He was pretty flabbergasted when we compared them. We're going in tomorrow. Watch this space!
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jul 16
Happy Birthday to you Judy!
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
Thanks very much. :) A good excuse for plenty of ice-cream!
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@velvet53 (15387)
• Palisade, Colorado
29 Jul 16
That was sweet of him. And what's even nicer is that he is going to take you to exchange it.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
It was very kind of him. We're going into town tomorrow to change it. :)
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@velvet53 (15387)
• Palisade, Colorado
2 Aug 16
@JudyEv Alright!
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
@velvet53 We chose another one but they are making it in my size so I can't pick it up for a few weeks.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Aug 16
Happy birthday Judy! How sweet of your husband to buy you such a gorgeous ring. He is definitely a 'keeper'.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
It is a lovely ring. Such a shame it's so alike. We're going in tomorrow to change it.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
3 Aug 16
@JudyEv It is a lovely ring and I hope you are able to find something else just as lovely.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Aug 16
@simone10 Thanks. We did find another lovely ring but it is being custom made to my size. I'll post a photo when it arrives.
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• United States
29 Jul 16
Amen to that! My father used to take me shopping with him in order to buy my mother gifts. I fulfilled that role for over twenty years. When she passed, and her jewelry was being divided between all of us, I was the one who could explain what each item was and the value.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
That was a good idea of your father's to take you with him. I'm sure you never bought the same ring twice. We are going in tomorrow to change it. :)
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• United States
1 Aug 16
@JudyEv No, but one Christmas three of my friends bought me the same pair of earrings. Too funny.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
@ElizabethWallace That's pretty amazing. I can imagine two friends buying the same but three!!
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@annierose (17416)
• Philippines
6 Aug 16
Happy Birthday Judy! You have such a wonderful man and you are indeed very lucky. Having a man like him is already consider a very wonderful gift. May you have more years together. Stay in love!
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
Thank you for the good wishes. Yes, I am very lucky. :)
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@annierose (17416)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
@JudyEv Your love story must be like that of a fairy tale.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Aug 16
@annierose There have been a few little ogres and giants along the way but nothing too bad.
@RubyHawk (21397)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 Jul 16
That is a man for you. I changed furniture around the living room while my better half was out and he didn't notice anything different when he came in. Your ring is lovely, too bad it's so much like the other one. Hope you find one you like. You have a thoughtful husband.
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@RubyHawk (21397)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 Jul 16
Happy birthday.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
@RubyHawk Thanks for the good wishes. It's amazing what they don't notice sometimes. He is very thoughtful and we're going in tomorrow to change it.
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@RubyHawk (21397)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Aug 16
@JudyEv Hope you find the perfect ring.
@lilnana1111 (2462)
• United States
30 Jul 16
It's the thought that counts.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
It certainly is. He is very thoughtful and always loving and kind. I'm very lucky.
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• United States
1 Aug 16
@JudyEv Sounds like a keeper :)
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
@lilnana1111 Yes, he won't be going anywhere - I hope. :)
@HazySue (17130)
• United States
29 Jul 16
@JudyEv how sweet. He meant well. At least he knows your taste.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
He meant very well, poor man and was a bit flabbergasted when I showed him the one I'd been wearing all those years.
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@HazySue (17130)
• United States
1 Aug 16
@JudyEv you just have to love 'em. You may not understand them but you have to love them.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 16
@HazySue That is certainly true - the 'may not understand' bit!
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@mom210 (5795)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Jul 16
Happy Birthday and yes, that is a man for you. I asked for a watch one year for my birthday. I just wanted something that came from the heart form him. Well he farmed the chore out to his mom. I was so mad, the watch still sits in my dresser, he just didn't "get it" never really understood even after I explained. I am keeping him, still love him, but......well....Men!
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 16
I can understand your frustration. You wouldn't have minded what it was really if he had just chosen it himself.
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@mom210 (5795)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 Aug 16
@JudyEv Yes, you got it exactly right. I am busy doing some touch up painting this week, trying to get those finger printing off the way, that I will be wishing were back in a few years when they are all grown. Touching up the baseboards and thinking, why did I get white??
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 16
@mom210 With just the two of us here and very few children visiting, I'm hoping this will be the last painting for quite some time.
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