I've owned this pair of shrinky-dink earrings for about 20 years. They were a gift from my ex-sister-in-law, Ann. I wear them on days when I have trouble getting up and heading off into the cold. Days when I feel a bit cranky, and hope that the caffeine in cups dangling from my ears might somehow give me the pep to get me through the day.
Most years, I wear these earrings many times. My students say, "Uh-oh, she's wearing those cranky day earrings." This year, today was my one day to wear them. The first night that Rosie came indoors to sleep in her crate, cold and windy, a warm cuppa something kind of day.