Post # 1
Backstory: SO lives in Dallas. I live in Oklahoma City. We’re trying to change this, but right now there’s pretty much a window in which he could propose every week, and it stretches from Friday night to Sunday night.
He just told me he wanted to spend a weekend relaxing around the house. It’s so frustrating. I know I should cut him some slack because he has had a hard week, but this is the third week he’s had the ring and it’s driving me bonkers. It’s actually way more pressure now that I know he has it. And he was talking about next weekend going to Waco to visit friends! Aargh! Starting to feel a little like this:
I wouldn’t think of mentioning anything to him. Instead, I just went and spent $90 on the Urban Decay sale. But $90 for 2 mascaras, four palettes, and three individual eye shadows is pretty damn good if I say so myself. If I don’t have a reason to save yet, I’m going to spend with impunity, and also eat all the food!
Post # 3
Hahaha! I hope it’s coming soon. Has he given you any hints?
Post # 4
@Juliepants: Not really. Last weekend I broke down and asked about the Special Part-of-the-Surprise box:
Me: I wasn’t going to ask, but I have to. That special box my ring is in…
Me: …It doesn’t say Merry Christmas on it, does it? That’s not the reason you didn’t want me to see it, right? So that I wouldn’t knock the bow off and mess up the pretty little Santa Claus paper?
Him: No, it doesn’t say Merry Christmas.
Me: *thinking for a minute*…IT BETTER NOT SAY HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
He does know how impatient I am, but I really do think he’s just stretched to his limit right now. It just kind of sucks, but on the other hand I totally understand. I guess it’s more the situation being irritating than anything else.
Post # 6
I love me some makeup and always purchase makeup when I get tired of the waiting or someone I know (or mildly know) gets engaged. It’s good to know someone else does the same thing. 🙂
Post # 7
@EffieTrinket: My DH had my ring for what…. 4-6 weeks before he actually proposed. I went a little insane at first, but after a while, I figured he had his reasons.
Turns out he was jumping through hoops trying to make it special. He had made up a Wheaties Box with my picture, saying, “I can’t imagine life without you, will you marry me?” And it was adorable… But the company that manufactured it delayed delivery, and said it would be 8-12 weeks before he got it.
So he went another route, and planned an elaborate skit at a local improv comedy spot that we frequently went to. We were apart of the show, and he proposed that way. While I have the Wheaties box as a keepsake, I really love the way it actually turned out.
Patience! Your story will be just as awesome-sauce! Just have faith, and give him time.
Post # 8
@StuporDuck: Wow, that’s a pretty sweet story. And you’re right, he does have his reasons. It helps that I know he isn’t just being a turd about it and dragging his feet because he can. 😀
Post # 9
I saw that sign a while ago via either StumbleUpon or Reddit. It’s brilliant, but admittedly less effective when one has something like a promise ring on that finger, or in my case a gift really intended to be worn on any finger that my right hand got to fat for. 😛
Boys are annoying. Hope he comes around soon.
Post # 10
@EffieTrinket: What if he is? Turd-dom is sometimes charming. 😉
Post # 11
So frustrating!!! Hopefully he’s using the time to plan something really special 🙂