This is a really terrible picture, but it’s the best I could do. That black blob is a spider, and the whitish blob around it is her web.  She’s sort of encased herself up in the corner by the ceiling. 

Does anyone know enough about spiders to say whether I’m about to be inundated with baby spiders? I don’t know what else it might be trying to do. High-res

This is a really terrible picture, but it’s the best I could do. That black blob is a spider, and the whitish blob around it is her web. She’s sort of encased herself up in the corner by the ceiling.

Does anyone know enough about spiders to say whether I’m about to be inundated with baby spiders? I don’t know what else it might be trying to do.

brin-bellway answered your post: Tomorrow would’ve been my third weddin…

The way you phrased it makes it sound like you’re already learning towards “give them away”, and it seems like a pretty decent option.

Yeah, I think you’re right. I didn’t realize it until I read my own post.

It’s funny, because it hadn’t even occurred to me that there might be charities that would take them—I assumed I’d need to find an individual. But your suggestions lead to a quick google search that turned up Rings for Dreams (part of Web of Benefit), which melts down/sells unwanted jewelry to benefit survivors of domestic violence who are trying to start their new lives, and that just feels right.

So! As much as I like the idea of spending tomorrow morning hiking so I can throw the things off a clifftop somewhere, this seems like a much more appropriate choice.

If the urge strikes I’ll throw some other arbitrary artifact off a clifftop.

(Charity Navigator doesn’t have an entry for Web of Benefit, so if anyone knows of any red flags associated with that organization, I’d be grateful for a heads up.)

Tomorrow would’ve been my third wedding anniversary. First since the divorce (and separation, for that matter—he moved out at the beginning of last October).

I think it’s time to ritually dispose of the rings. 

I’m of two minds on what to do with them. I could certainly sell them… but when I investigated that option the amount I’d be able to get for them hardly seemed worth the effort.

 So I figure what would be more appropriate would be to either:

1) Bury them/throw them in a river/otherwise consign them to nature.

(They’re pretty nice, if I do say so myself, so that almost feels like a waste.)

2) Give them away to someone who’s ready to make a commitment to their partner. Since I bought and wore my own, I don’t feel like there’s any bad energy associated with them that would hang around after they were removed from my life.

Help me figure this out, o wise internet. Thoughts?