December 5, 2006

I’ve been used to tping NaBloPoMo as all of my entry titles, so I had to throw it in this one. I promise, this is the last time I mention NaBloPoMo. Except to say that I didn’t make it to the very end, hence, no prizes. Damn. Like I was saying anything good anyway. That said, hopefully the Randomizer still works so I can surf the blogs on it.

Okay, onto the news that everyone seems to be frothing over: my engagement. Surprisingly, I though that I wanted to shout it from the rooftops, and for the first 24 hours, I did. Now, I’m getting more exposure than I’m used to (surprisingly, I’m a very private person) and I’m just kind of keeping silent. Well, I will be mum after I give some of the basic details.

The Boy asked me to marry him on December 1, at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. The castle was all lit up for Christmas, and there’s a lower patio beneath where you can look up at the tower. I, in my infinite dorkiness, was like, “Good God [Boy], it’s freezing, can we go eat, please.” (I figured he’d ask me at dinner — because yes, I ruined the surprise and knew he was going to ask.) And he’s got my arm, hanging on to me, and launches into his engagement speech.

It was really sweet, watching him try to find all of the “perfect words” while trying to dig in his pocket for the ring box at the same time, while trying to get down on one knee on the cold concrete, and probably, in a puddle.

We split a bottle of Asti over dinner, and I couldn’t stop looking at my bling. Here‘s a picture of what it looks like (except, mine is white gold).

We aren’t planning on getting married in the near future. I can tell you that it will be about two years. In between then, The Boy and I have to [in no particular order or possession]: finish graduate school, get into graduate school, get a full-time job in the career field, move out, find a house, find a town to live in…stuff like that. We’ve got time. His dad was right: these next two years are going to be very busy.

Oh, and I just remembered. I was looking at Fussy’s website to see who won NaBloPoMo Prizes, and she has banners for finishing. I was originally going to pick this one but then I scrolled down and saw a more accurate picture for my efforts, having missed a day:

Oh well, better luck next year, I guess.