I went to the jeweler and had my wedding ring cut off yesterday.
Don't worry, it doesn't mean anything other than that my hand is bigger. Or maybe the ring shrank. Anyway, though the tightness of the ring did not bother me, it has driven Barry crazy to see it looking tight and uncomfortable. I last took it off a few months ago. I have tried since, but it has not been possible and it hurts to try.
Anyway, Barry really wants me to get it resized for the next 25 or so years, so I went to Rose Jewelers today and the jeweler cut it off. I was envisioning something like a pair of wire cutters, but really it's a neat little thing that fits over the ring and he dials it down to cut through the soft gold. It was with a pang that I saw my ring with that hole in it. I know, I know, just a symbol. But I take that "unbroken circle" business pretty seriously.
Okay, so now the ring is in an envelope for awhile. The jeweler told me it'll be at least 6 months before my "dent" fills in enough that he can get an accurate new size for the ring. Last time I had the ring off, it was off for a good month and a half and didn't change much. I hope it is different this time.