Thursday, June 14, 2012

Decorating Ourselves

Yesterday I had to go in for an MRI. Apparently the first rule of preparing for an MRI is to not wear any metal. This means you can’t wear any jewelry whatsoever. When I got in the car to drive to my appointment I commented to my husband that it felt weird to have no jewelry on, his reply “You look naked.”

If you’re like me, you get used to the sensation of jewelry on your body. Even when I’m just going to the grocery store I’m wearing a minimum of a watch, diamond stud earrings and two rings. If I’m getting dressed up I could be wearing up to five rings, a bracelet or two, and my watch and maybe some fancy earrings. The actual line up of jewelry will vary with my outfit.

My present was waiting on the porch

Over time those who wear jewelry have a connection to each piece and it doesn’t feel right to go out without it. It’s like leaving a good friend at home while you’re out having fun. Even if I’m just going down to the bookstore or to hang out at Starbucks I want to bring my jewelry along. It makes me feel complete. Now some people will think this is weird, but to those who are true jewelry junkies you know what I mean. It would be like leaving the house without pants.

On the bright side, the MRI went relatively quickly and it wasn’t nearly as disturbing as everyone told me it would be since they gave me ear plugs. Plus when I got home my beautiful Dooney & Bourke Wilson leather bag that was ordered earlier in the week was sitting on my front porch. Happy birthday to me! So while I didn’t get to wear jewelry while going out yesterday, bummer. I did get to transfer my stuff into a new purse that afternoon and it looks fabulous. Oh happy day.

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