I got a bit less grumpy after my prayer time yesterday. I'd had a pot of black bean chili going in the crockpot and successfully made some corn muffins with a can of pumpkin, two cups of cornbread mix, a bit of sweetener and a bit of water (my son gobbled them up, unaware of the sneaky pumpkin!). So, that was nice.
I even had a good time at Bible Study. A few of us went out for coffee afterwards and sat around and laughed and joked, and it was fun.
And then, in the car on the way home I realized that the ruby had fallen out of my engagement ring! I've had that ring for sixteen years.
I think Wes was sadder about it than I was, when I came home and told him. Of course my friends and I had searched the car, the parking lot and the coffee shop, and I left a message with the guy working at the coffee shop, but I think that ruby is gone, gone, gone! A stone like that is way smaller looking out of it's setting, and may be difficult to spot.
But it's OK, it really is. I think the Holy Spirit has been preparing me for loosing it. Like, a niggling thought over the past few months when I've looked at my ring..."It's gonna get lost"...so I wasn't too surprised or anything.