About two years ago, I lost a diamond earring. It was on a European hook and obviously became unhooked and dislodged from my ear. MG gave me those earrings our first Christmas as a married couple, which was 1994. We had just moved here and had new insurance and I was just sure the insurance company would think I was taking advantage of them and committing insurance fraud. I swear, I was not. I added some cash to the insurance money and upgraded my new earrings and also had them put on screwback posts.
Yesterday, after a day of running errands, having lunch with my husband, having my kids return home from being gone for a couple of days, I looked in the mirror at about 8:00pm and realized I was missing an earring. CRAP! I was in a total panic for I was just sure the insurance company was going to say "No way! We are not reimbursing you again for a 'mysterious disappearance' of an earring." (Did you know that's what they call it? "Mysterious disappearance.") I remembered rubbing my earring and trying to get my hair from being tangled around it, but I could not for the life of me remember if I managed to untangle it and I couldn't remember where I was when that happened. (Proof again, that my pre-menopausal, mommy-tired brain is working as inefficiently as it is supposed to.) I started looking through my clothes, through my winter scarf and my coat. I was thinking "SHIT, I just vacuumed the family room" and I was NOT going to go through the vacuum cleaner bag of muck. I searched the kitchen floor. I then decided to try my car. I went out and did a quick look of the driver's seat. I then looked down and I am not kidding you when I saw that lovely earring sparkling up at me from the garage floor I did a little dance! I couldn't find the back, but I will be swinging by the diamond broker's today to see if they have one laying around that they can give me! Yippee!
Merry Christmas everyone! Have a safe and memorable day.