Post # 1
Bees, please help me stay sane! I’m hoping as hard as I can that boyfriend will propose over Labor Day weekend; we’re going to the beach, my family is going to be there, and I know he hasn’t spoken to my parents yet. He promised that it would happen by the end of the summer, so it makes sense, right? So it’s t minus 9 days til then, and I’m spending every ounce of brain power on either:
1) Daydreaming about sunsets on the beach, what schemes he might be thinking up, celebrating with my family… or
2) Panicking that he won’t. We had a scenario like this two month ago; he’d planned to propose on our Maine vacation in June, and I was all prepared and excited… and then something with the ring fell through. If this one falls through too, I’m telling him to be prepared, because I’ll be getting ready to propose to *him*.
So I’m a complete space case. I can barely get any work done; my labmates get a blank stare whenever they try to talk to me. I had to drive from western Mass back to Boston today, and I zoned out and wound up halfway to Cape Cod. My brain’s already at the beach!
Anyone else who’s almost there and can’t focus on a darn thing? What are you doing to keep your sanity just a little longer?
Post # 3
You guys could just decide to get married thats what we did. No proposal or anything BUT I did have to wait until he had the $ for my ring 🙂
Post # 4
Hey there fellow space cadet! I was too busy zoning out to even see you there! I don’t have any advice… because I am totally on another planet right now! Like yours, my SO promised it would happen by the end of the summer.. even more specifically.. the end of August! Wellllll buster it’s August 26th and my finger is lookin’ preeeeetty lonely right now!
I’m so so so so so sure that it’s happening this weekend. I have seriously done nothing productive this whole week. I keep thinking.. how-is-he-going-to-do? where-will-we-be? what-should-i-be-wearing? what-am-i-going-to-say?
Then I think… omg what if he doesnt? I’m going to freak out… I’m going to be sooo grumpy! If he doesn’t do it this weekend then WHEN?! What is his freeeeakin’ deal?
I have completely lost all sanity. Welcome!
Post # 5
I’ve been chillin in another world for a good year now so I’ve developed these alien telepathy skillz. I’ll send some proposal demands to your boyfriend, since mine seems to be immune. 🙂
Hope it happens! Best wishes!
Post # 6
Finally, I found my people!! I am this crazy mix of excited/nervous/impatient with a mad case of wedding-brain. My bf told me to expect a proposal by the end of the summer but recently he said it might take a tad longer since the ring took longer than he expected since its custom & a smaller size. Or so he says… 😉 Part of me wonders if he is trying to throw me off the trail since he wants me to be surprised. I am going crazyyyyy with anticipation. I’m trying to figure out which weekend he might ask, has he already asked my Dad, does he actually have the ring yet, how’s he gonna pull this off without me having a clue… Oh, did I mention I’m supposed to be getting work done this week?? Thank goodness for WeddingBee, that’s all I can say. ^_^ I’m crossing my fingers for both of you @Lalai: and @TinyTina:!! <3
Post # 7
I’m a complete space cadet, but it’s because of the house, not the proposal. I’m focused on that right now. Maybe that’ll help to distract me….nah!LOL
I don’t have advice, but I say stay here and vent! Welcome!!
Post # 8
I’m in the same boat! Can’t stop thinking about how badly I want to be engaged to my wonderful man. I swear the word “engaged” has crossed my mind at least 1000 times this week AND I know I still have at least 2 months to go. We plan on being married and living together by mid-Jan. 2011 and I told him I need 3 months to plan a wedding, 2.5 months TOPS which would make the proposal time around mid-Oct. which also happens to fall on our 4 year anniversary. I know it is coming soon but I am so excited I can’t think of anything else. Two more months of spacing out and going on wedding sites while I am supposed to be wokring!!!!
Good luck to all you ladies!
Post # 9
@TinyTina: Oooh, good luck – I hope you’re right about this weekend! I’ve been trying to interpret what exactly “end of summer” means. I was fixated on the end of August, but Labor Day with the beach and parents and all seems more likely. If “end of summer” actually means September 21, I think I might cry. Again. Hoping to see a “YAY!” post from you soon! 😀
@MapleMoose: I hate how I can take absolutely any signal that it’s NOT going to happen on a particular day or weekend and convince myself that he’s really just trying to throw me off, and maybe it’ll happen after all. I’m setting myself up for disappointment over and over!
@6598731ssfse3: Yes, please! In fact, just send out some general “put a ring on it” vibes; I’m sure there are plenty here who would appreciate them! 😉
Post # 10
@Lalai: haha I keep doing the same thing… at least we aren’t alone!
Post # 11
My heart goes out to all of you “end of summer” Bees! I know summer’s almost over…I’d be going nuts too. My BF’s timeframe is 4 months at the latest, and he said that in early July. So end of September to beginning of November I’m sure I’ll be more of a space cadet than ever!!!
@Soon2bBB: yeah I’m supposed to be working too. Oh well!
Post # 12
I’m just reading and nodding and agreeing with all of you. You have explained my life since February, and I’m to the point of anticipation exhaustion. Where do these guys get the “end of summer” idea? I know they give us time frames like that to calm our nerves and let us know they’re serious, but honestly… must it be so vague?! I’ll be waiting for some “YAY!” posts this weekend, because I’m going to stop thinking about my own “end of summer” deadline. I keep cycling from happy/content to anxious/jittery to apathetic/mopey. I found the secret ring savings account number today and I’m currently fighting the urge to sneak a peek at the account history in case he has decided to mysteriously spend it on something sparkly. I’m watching food network to keep my mind off of it.