Post # 1
Once again it is time to see how long we can *Audience play-back* SHUT-IT-UP!
That’s right! The once a week game show where we see how long these lovely bees can keep their mouth shut and not mention anything ring/engagement/wedding/marriage related to their SO’s or anyone else highly significant in their lives (ie: mom’s, BFFs, Coworkers, ect.)
This week bonus winner is: *Drumroll*@stillwaiting88 in the lead, with two weeks in a row! We also have two runners up @Batwoman & @ravenxwonder: : Huzzah! Congrats ladies for lasting a whole 7 days w/o a mention of anything ring/engagement/wedding/marriage related! Woohoo, Let’s give ’em a round of applause, guys! *applause*
@stillwaiting88 you get THE GOLDEN HONEY POT! Yours to fill with DIY projects from Pintrest or to fill with a delicious nectar of your choosing to sip from like the Queen Bee you are!
Our runners up (@Batwoman & @ravenxwonder) get The Triple Bee Friendship Bracelet!
Now before we get this week’s game started lets go over the rules of our lovely game:
Here are the rules/exceptions:
This is only good for our SO’s. But If you are feeling the need to ‘Shut It Up’ in front of other people then please share.
If our SO’s mention Rings/engagement/wedding/marriage first then we have the right to respond, but for Pete’s sake, Be Cool About It!
If your SO catches you:
Watching a wedding show
Surfing wedding porn on Pintrest
On the Bee Boards
And he makes a face, let’s think of that as a 1/2 point deduction. (There will be no actual points, just a joke)
So practice stealth bees! And good luck!
I did so bad last week. I really want to win this week.
Post # 3
This is going to be my week!
Even though he’s picking up the ring and all I’m going to want to do is ask about it!!
Post # 4
Im in! I feel good about it this week! Good luck ladies!
Post # 5
Hm. Well, only a few hours in–so far so good, lol.
Post # 6
I really need to do well this week because I think I am in serious danger of “ruining” the proposal with my bad attitude. So I am in it to win it this week! Good job to last week’s bees!
Post # 7
Yay! I did so well last week hopefully I can keep it up another week 🙂 Good luck to everyone!
Post # 8
Yeah, Even though I made it 12 days, it really isn’t good enough. I feel I am in danger of ruining it and setting it back.I think my perseption of time is off. We got together 5 years ago but didn’t get on our feet financially until about 1.5 years ago. NOW we are planning to become engaged, which is a NORMAL amount of time. He dropped the first hint in Feb-March and I sent him an email of rings in April. We met his family in June. WHAT IS MY PROBLEM! Why does this short amount of time feel like forver!
Really, I just want us to be happy. I mean, We ARE happy! Blissfully so, even. Wonderful Home, FurBabyCat, fully stocked fridge….I guess the status symbol is just pissing me off. We have been together longer then all of our friends and heaven help me if imma be the last one to get married.
I have the feeling my Single cousin is going to get engaged before I am.
*Shakes self* GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF SAPPHIRE! *Slap!*
Post # 9
@Sapphire-Dreamer: the status symbol is VERY important and so aggravating that men don’t understand the importance of it the way women do. LOL.
You are right, Sapphire. You made it 12 days so you can make it more. Trust me, the first two weeks of keeping quiet are EXCRUTIATING, but after that, it really does become a lot easier. I am going on two months, actually. And if things go the way I THINK they are going to go in the next few weeks, I will be living proof of Shut-It-Up success. You can do it!!!
Post # 10
@stillwaiting88: *Hug* Thank you so much! It really means alot. You’ve made it two months? Two whole months? That seems like fOREVER! That is 1,440 hours! Minus the 8 hours per night we spend sleeping that is still 960 hours of SHUTTING IT UP! Man, you need a metal!
LEt this bee be (Pun) the she shinning example we need to Shuddap!
Post # 11
@Sapphire-Dreamer: I am so in the same boat! Poor SO says to trust him and feels bad that he can’t reassure about how much longer it will be without giving things away. I can’t go much more than a day and like you I am afraid of ruining it or pushing it back. Knowing that I could have 6 months or more to go makes me want to cry (which is what I spent every alone moment this weekend doing) but then I think about how much I love him and how happy we are when I am not in a waiting funk. I just want the time to fly by so I can stop being such a basket case! Hang in there- you aren’t alone!
@stillwaiting88: I agree you deserve an award for going 2 whole months!!
Post # 12
@Sapphire-Dreamer: LOL. An award? I should, right? It was VERY hard but once I saw the IMMEDIATE difference it made in my relationship, I decided it was worth the trouble.
@impatientlywaiting20: TRUST me, I spent PLENTY of time alone crying about this because I just…ugh. you ladies understand. LOL. Cry your eyes out if need be, just not in front of him. You can do it!
With that being said, can I play again? LOL. The accountability really does help me a lot…besides my mother telling me to shut my trap. HAHA
Post # 13
@stillwaiting88: The prizes help too, don’t they? What other prizes should be offered?
Note: this are not REAL prizes, no one will come to your crib with a big novelty check.
I just like pictures of cool Bee related things
Post # 14
@Sapphire-Dreamer: But I have always wanted a big novelty check! At a job I had about 5 years ago I actually got to have one made for a photo op. I worked in fundraising at a hospital. As I walked through the hospital carrying a check as big as me I definitely had a “wow never thought I would be doing this!” moment. Ain’t life funny? Just goes to show anything can happen 😉
@stillwaiting88: Thanks for the kind words! I love being able to come here and not be judged. This whole waiting thing is such a rollercoaster and doesn’t always bring out the best in me.
Post # 15
I haven’t mentioned it in about 3 weeks, by total mistake. Lol.
Post # 16
I’m going to do this. It’s going to be tough. I have a wedding shower for a future cousin-in-law next sunday (is cousin-in-law a thing?). Then a wedding for another cousin next saturday. I already almost lost it today, but I’ll succeed, and vent to the bees in a separate post!
BEE strong Bees!