Post # 1
SO and I had a weird conversation on the phone today. Well, I thought it was weird, he probably didn’t think anything of it lol
Our 3 year date-aversary (lol) is coming up in exactly a week. I told him a week ago that his gift arrived and haven’t heard him mentioning anything about mine. He’s really bad with dates so I wanted to subtley remind him today lol He said that all the gift ideas he has are pretty expensive. He still hasn’t thought of anything for next week.
But, he came up with something to get me for Christmas that he’s been “thinking about a lot” that used to be out of his price range, but now isn’t (and he made a joke that 50$ used to be out of his price range lol – he’s been at a semi-stable job since January so he actually has some savings now as opposed to when he was a grad student with a 50$ paycheck).
He said that it “isn’t anything extravagant like a trip” and I joked that a trip would require time which neither of us has.
I guess it all depends on his definition of extravagant. Depending on where you shop, a ring could be more or less expensive than a trip.
However, Christmas is way earlier than the year or 2 timeline he gave me in June. But, he did say he’s been thinking about it a lot (so that would be 3 months since our timeline conversation – if “it” is what my “it” is as opposed to whatever the gift he ends up getting me is lol)
Am I being silly? I know it’s most likely not what we’re all here for, but it could be, right? lol
Post # 3
With men, anything is possible! :O
Post # 4
Maybe but try to get more hints LOL
I was soo confused a while ago ( SO was giving me hints for the 4th of july) It was driving me CRAZY then on july 3rd he said something along the lines of ” I don’t get why peple propose on the 4th of july, I feel like you expect it on the 4th” I just walked away becasue he means well he is well ..just an idiot lol
So go get more hints!!!
Post # 5
Keep your expectations Low. If it happens, SURPRISE! If not. No big
Post # 6
I pop up mentally like one of those meerkats every time he says something, and I KNOW the proposal can’t happen until after April 2013 at the earliest. We’ve discussed it, we know we’re getting engaged, I should be happy knowing he wants to commit to me, etc.
Still, I’m wild anytime he says something.
Last weekend he was having me explain the 4 C’s of diamonds. Out of nowhere. I was trying to casually explain without being like DEAR SWEET JESUS HERE ARE ALL THE RINGS I LIKE! I was so proud of myself for playing it cool. It took massive effort and I think I burst a blood vessel from holding my face so impassively. I talked diamonds for 30 minutes without mentioning engagement or a ring for me, it was epic. It was like talking about cheese or something.
And then I started getting all “oh man what if he is thinking of doing it on our anniversary in november” which is ridiculous.
Anyhow, it’s all waiting brain and I try to tell myself not to get wound up, but OH MAN I do anyway.
I have no tips other than to tell yourself that there is no way it is happening yet. That’s all I do.
Post # 7
@CaroBee: You are hilarious – I know the meerkat feeling, haha! And the bursting blood vessel feeling too!
Post # 8
@Sapphire-Dreamer: well put. if only it wasn’t easier said than done 🙂