Post # 1
You know what that means?!?! I am back from a wonderful, relaxing vacation and there are about 25 lovely days left in the month.. The month that my SO swore he was going to propose.
Now, I have not been a perfect waiting bee… I have had my bad days where I have nagged, we had some fights and I wondered how much longer he could possibly make me wait (and how much longer I was willing to wait!). But since he told me he purchased the ring about a week ago (here) I have not said a WORD. And he has been teasing me relentlessly! “You know, I went to the jeweller last week, why haven’t you asked me about it?”, “Wow, so-and-so is engaged? Bet you’re wondering where your ring is.”, etc. My response has been to change the subject or to just act cool as a cucumber. “Oh, I haven’t even thought about it!”, “Oh, I forgot you even went to the jeweller.” Nice try dude.
In reality? I’M GOING CRAZZZZY! (in a good way!) And so, since I can’t blow my cover with him.. I am here to let it out on the waiting board!
The anticipation has me so giddy I can’t even think straight sometimes. I know a lot of bees are worried about not being surprised because they have talked the issue to death. (I worried about the same thing!) Sure I know he has a ring, sure he told me the proposal would come before September 1st, but I know nothing about the proposal and I am on pins and needles wondering “when’s it gonna happen? what’s he gonna do?”
And when it doesn’t happen tonight or tomorrow or the night after… Who cares? August is a long month and knowing him.. he’ll wait til the 31st just to watch my head explode!
Post # 3
August may very well be a VERY LONG MONTH for you! I can sympathize. My head would be on “pre-explode” mode too. But I have to say I’m so happy he’s got the ring and you know it’s going to happen this month. That’s more than most of us know. I see Bee’s who have to wait even longer once he has the ring and that is so nerve-wracking….
Hang in there! It sounds like he’s going to surprise you. And good job keeping your cool. I sympathize with your waiting blues but keep your head up, you won’t be waiting for long!
Post # 4
You’re so close!! it sounds like you’re doing a great job leaving it up to him- I should take notes because my bf has said “before October” so I have an extra month.
Hopefully your wait isn’t till the 31st but congrats! Practice your surprised face!
Post # 5
My BF said September/October at the latest…and I’m not doing as great of a job. But still trying to keep my sense of humor!
Post # 6
I think mine’s coming this month as well (we never did the whole “it’s going to happen by such and such date thing) and the anticipation is killing me! I keep trying to focus on little goals to get me through the month (parents visiting this weekend, then vacation, ect.).
Lots of diamond dust!
Post # 7
You’re sooooo close!! Sounds like your guy is def going to find a great way to surprise you (I can’t wait to hear your proposal story)! My guy has had the ring in the house for a week as well and I was going crrrraaazzyyyy waiting for him to propose. Then I realized we’re going to a baseball game next Monday and he’s been dropping hints it will be around then (And uh, I made it very clear to not make this a public proposal aka NO popping the question over the big screen in front of the entire stadium, ugh). The new running joke is that I’ll be doing a “pocket-check” before we walk into the game. My anxiety has totally subsided since I gave myself a date to look forward to and I’ve been enjoying our time together ever since. Is there any date you can focus on?
Post # 8
I totally know how you feel! I was told Aug. would be it too! I even told him that Aug. was half way over…. It was Aug 3rd… I’m a math teacher too! Can’t wait!
Here’s to waiting it out together!!!!
Post # 9
Sooooo close! Good job on the “acting cool” front – thst sooooo isn’t easy! LoL.
It’ll come, just keep to the giddy/ happy side of things and enjoy this time! Pretty soon you will be engaged and in full-on planning mode!
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!!! No head exploding! 🙂
Post # 10
I’m really hoping August brings happy surprises for us!
Post # 11
Aw! Please don’t let your head explode! You gotta see the sparkly when it comes!LOL Good luck keeping cool.
Post # 12
OMG….i feel like i am in the same August boat. He has been looking at diamonds relentlessly…so hopefully it will happen super soon!
Good Luck and here’s to hoping for a short wait time!
Post # 13
I’m in a similar boat! He has said that he would propose by the end of summer. I know it’s technically sometime in September, but I always think of it as the end of August (I have to keep reminding myself of this). He just recently reminded me that he doesn’t make promises he doesn’t keep (which is very true).
I have no clue about the ring, if he has it yet or not. He is the world’s best secret keeper. I swear, he should work for the Pentagon. I haven’t gone searching for it. I know that it’s really important to him that I don’t see the ring until he proposes, because he wants to do it in a certain way, and I don’t want to take that away from him. We are in a temporary LDR right now, so it does narrow down proposal opportunities! 🙂 I’m going to visit him in two weeks. Thankfully, since I’m a teacher, I’ll be busy with school stuff starting very soon. I hope that helps to pass the time!
I hope I read a grad post from you and the other girls soon! It seems like a lot of us are right there with a proposal!
Post # 14
Yay I am glad to see there are so many other bees in the same boat as me! I hope to see a lot of names crossed of the list this month!!!! My SO is still picking on me… He keeps bugging me to guess the “stats” of the diamond… you know, the 4C’s… I was like I don’t care. I trust that you bought me a beautiful ring and the stats don’t matter to me! 😉
In the meantime I am keeping busy! I’m taking a few days off to visit my parents this week, soooo nothing is going to happen before the 16th… Ahhhh, but I am so glad I have you bees to help me through the next few weeks! My friends think I’m crazy when I get in these moods and can’t listen to me anymore.
Post # 15
That’s what we’re here for! I think my friends would get burned out too, if it wasn’t for this board.