So, we went to look at rings this morning.
I felt rather awkward going in, because I didn’t know what to look for. Honestly, at this point, even though it’s the thought that counts and yes, it would be a sweet gift… the thought of getting any other ring BESIDES an engagement one at this point bums me out.
So we’re walking around, I’m purposely avoiding the engagement/wedding ring section because I don’t know what he’s thinking. But of course, because it’s a major jewellery store, they have a very limited selection in terms of non-engagement rings.
We were in there for maybe 5-10 minutes and left. I was pretty quiet because I was kinda bummed, and then he made a comment about being sad I couldn’t find anything because now he doesn’t know what to get me for our anniversary. I told him I’d try to think of something, possibly go back later today to look some more.
In the car on the way home, I told him he’d probably get it quicker ordering it online, anyway. He’s like “oh really?” I’m like yes, because when you go into the store, they have to order in your size… and it usually takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks (even the first ring he got me took that long). He was totally shocked, and said he was sorry that he didn’t know, and then he’s like “wow, I really screwed this one up.” I told him it’s okay, he didn’t know. He said he thought you could just buy these things on the spot. I kinda chuckled and was like no, they have to be ordered. Some even take up to 6 weeks.
He’s gone to work now, and I’m just… really bummed. Our anniversary is on Monday, clearly nothing is planned or anything. I work in the evening, but we might spend an evening away this coming Thursday to make up for it since I work, but still. I wish he would realize that sometimes you need to actually PLAN for these sorts of occasions! I’m sick of being the one always coming up with the ideas and making reservations and crap. And what happens the time I leave it in his hands? Nothing, so far. I know I shouldn’t be so whiney, but it’s that time of the month and I’m just feeling really emotional today. And frankly, I’m just kinda upset that he doesn’t get it. He always leaves these things to the last minute and I end up getting a book or something.
At least now he knows WHY us ladies are all anxious to get the ball rolling… because it takes TIME to order and plan things! I’m glad he knows now that it takes anywhere up to 6 weeks to order a ring!! And for whenever he does plan to propose… whatever day he plans to do so, he’ll make sure to order the ring well in advance. 😛