We’ve been married for thirty-four years and in all that time I’ve never once taken off my wedding band. It’s had to come off a time or two for surgery, but Nick’s always removed it and put it back on.
So why would I take it off myself after all this time? Because Nick’s not here to take care of me this weekend. He’s golfing and I managed to spill scalding broth on my hand. I was right by the sink and started running cold water over it at once. It wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been, but I was worried that there would be swelling so I very reluctantly removed my ring. I kept the cool water flowing for a long time. It’s red, but there hasn’t been much swelling and no blistering.
It’s not been my best two days. Thursday, I broke a tooth, and of course my dentist is on vacation. He’s supposed to be back Tuesday, so I hope I can get in then. I’m going to be very careful the rest of the weekend. Sitting quietly reading or writing sounds good.
If it’s hot where you are you should stay in and read. For those who have never read a Cassie book, I have a snippet up from the first book up over at the Reading Room.