Post # 1
He didn’t propose this weekend. I could have sworn he would. All his comments hinted at it. Well… he ended up telling me that he in fact WAS going to do it this weekend, but his banker’s dad died. She’s been out of the office. I don’t know why he told me those details, but he did. I think he told me so I’d know he was trying.
Then he told me the deadline, the longest I’d have to wait. Oct. 3rd. I love him for giving me a finish line to look forward to, even if it ruins the element of surprise just a little bit. At this point I’m just happy to have an end of the waiting period in sight.
He left this morning for another two weeks of work. I won’t see him until Sept. 30, at the very earliest. At least that’s what I assume. This morning before he left, he said “what do you want to do this weekend?”…. uh I thought you’d be out of town working still, so probably sit on WB and tell the bees how much I’d like to marry you. Just kidding. No, but really. 🙂 He changed the subject when I gave him a confused look. In my perfect fantasy world, he’d come home next weekend and romantically surprise me with a huge hug and a sweet proposal. In reality, I know that won’t happen, and I’ll be mildly lonely through the weekend while trying to stay busy as I wait for our nightly phone call.
Now I get to wait. As usual. Just a little bit more. Two weeks. That’s his deadline. He gave the deadline to himself, I didn’t set it. I haven’t even brought it up because I know it’s already on his mind. On a positive note, he cleaned the house before he left while I was at work. It smells good in here. I love that man. Now if only I could tell everyone that I’m going to marry him! Ugh the waiting! Please tell Oct. 3 to hurry!
Post # 3
October 3rd will come so fast! Hang in there! I think it will all be worth it when the moment comes and all the sad and frustrating emotions that come with waiting will melt away! Honestly, I envy you! My boyfriend gave me a date, but it’s in February lol! Be happy the moment is going to be here before you know it! 🙂 So exciting!
Post # 4
IDK, maybe he had to get $ for his special proposal idea? Not much longer of a wait though, just keep busy!! 🙂
Post # 5
14 measly days? Aww, that’s nothing! Don’t worry, we will keep you occupied with tons of stuff until he pops the question. You can make it, girl! Relish in the anticipation, not the “waiting”………
Post # 6
yep keep yourself busy those 2 weeks will be here before you know it
Post # 7
Thanks guys 🙂 I know two weeks is hardly enough to mention when we’re talking about waiting and how it can last years and years for some women. I’m VERY thankful that I’m almost there. Right now, two weeks seems like an eternity, but that’s probably because I already miss him. Sometimes I wish I could hit the pause button on my weekend to keep him here longer. Thanks for keeping me occupied on WB! I’d be lost without the bees now. I feel more excited to tell you guys updates than anyone in “real” life.
Post # 8
Oh sweety you are SO CLOSE!!!! Yay 🙂 Definitely focus on the “anticipation” rather than the “waiting” feelings. These two weeks will FLY by. I’m sorry you miss him, that is normal and natural. I can’t wait to see the post when you announce your engagement….
Post # 9
Yay you are almost there! FI gave me a timeline last year of 6 months, and proposed in 4. I was antsy as hell! LOL. Take these next few weeks to take care of yourself and keep yourself occupied – get your nails done, etc. 🙂
Post # 10
Wow that is so exciting that he gave you a date! I am so anxious as well because my man told me the end of the summer.. and hello the its the end of summer!!! but i dont see any promising signs that it will be in the next few days… I think it will be a couple months:(
Post # 11
Hopefully those 2 weeks will fly by! And what a sweetie to give you a deadline date! He clearly understands much better than most of our guys the agony of waiting with no end in sight (so easy for them to forget what we’re going through when THEY know the end). Sounds like you’ve got yourself a keeper Good luck!
Post # 12
OH my goodness! I bet you are just so incredibly excited and anxious 🙂 Keep focusing on the good stuff to come and imagine how great that ring is going to feel on YOUR FINGER! I’m excited for you!!
Post # 13
Oh wow, TWO WEEKS! I’m sure you’ll get through it 😉 Like everyone’s said, keep focusing on the positives and go get your nails done! YAY!
Post # 14
I’m upset. All the talk between us this week has included at least one hint about the weekend he’ll be back and how it’s THE weekend. Until now.
I just got off the phone with him, and he wants to go to a big roping that weekend where he could potentially win $7,000. Now all of a sudden he’s considering it… which demolishes the “deadline”. He said, “oh don’t worry, if I go, you’ll definitely go with me!” … its a five hour drive.
My first reaction is OH HELL NO! And my second reaction is AND DON’T EVEN START TO THINK THAT I’M GOING TO SIT THROUGH THAT ALL WEEKEND.
I want to be supportive about this, I really do. But what about me? What about the unofficial proposal in February and his promise that it’d happen “soon”? This roping costs at least $1000 to enter. $1000 that could potentially go down the drain just for the sake of competition, not to mention the travel costs. That definitely affects the “ring fund”. I also would need to get my mom to babysit my dog all weekend, and we’d have to stay with his cousin and dad.
I wouldn’t be so upset if he hadn’t gotten my hopes up. I’m feeling crushed and I’m glad he was a bit busy when we first talked so I can have some time to calm down before he calls back. What should I do? Do I agree to go so I don’t seem like an impatient brat, or do I tell him what my honest first reaction was? I know if I told him that I’m totally against this, he’d back down and not go. I just don’t want to ruin the weekend by forcing it.
Post # 15
@aberry: Maybe he is secretly surprising you and this is all a decoy..? Who knows… but I totally understand your feelings. And who knows, maybe he’ll do it BEFORE the deadline 🙂
Post # 16
I know it’ll probably seem like an eternity even though it’s two weeks but it’ll be here before you know it. Can’t wait to see your post in two weeks try to keep busy.