Since my birthday was right before we left for Oregon for Thanksgiving, my mom promised me a shopping trip while there and boy did she come through! She got me this faux leather vest that has ruffles on it and some cool zippers you can't see here. She also got me a couple of fun things at a thrift shop. But the ring in this photo was my favorite and she didn't had to pay for it. It's my daddy's high school ring. And it fits my ring finger perfectly; my dad was pretty trim (this is vs. me as a woman) in high school. Anyway, I know you can't see it but it has "San Angelo High School Texas" on it and a cowboy with a lasso on one side. Very cool, to me. I'm lucky that I don't think I'll ever have to fight my sister or niece or nephew over my daddy's things like this high school ring. The next big thing will be my dad's Aggie ring. That's a big deal, as most of y'all probably know. No one can wear an Aggie ring other than the person whose it is; one of the many, many Aggie traditions. I got all my strong "Texan" from my daddy. My mom moved around a lot when she was growing up and my sister doesn't have much sentimentality when it comes to Texas or A&M. My niece and nephew haven't had much exposure to either so there's no sentimental feelings there that I know of. For now, I am very, very happy with my new things but especially my "new" ring. A piece of my dad I have with me all the time...what could be better?