Post # 1
…We got a wedding invitation in the mail. J’s sister lives in England and is getting married this September. We obviously can’t make the wedding, and I am happy for her. But getting that invitation just reminded me once again that I am still not engaged after 4 years of dating and two years of living together. I feel like it’s getting ridiculous, I mean… J is going to be 34 this October, and I’m going to be 31. It’s about time! *throws tantrum on the floor*
*sigh* Sorry, I really needed to vent. I know J is working things, and he’s got over $700 saved up but I’m having an extremely impatient moment, lol.
I hate days like this… Where you’re going along just fine and then BAM! You’re reminded that your finger is naked. That’s it. I’m getting an extra cheese pizza for dinner.
Post # 3
AGH, I hate that!!! It’s like your not even thinking about it and then BAM look who is getting hitched!!! I mean, I don’t really have that feeling anymore in my new relationship, but it’s all too familiar…. My ex was so anti move in together, anti marriage talk, and we had been together for over 4 years. ugh. I mean I would always act happy for the couple (which really , I was) but deep down my heart would just sink. Hang in there, just think you guys are working towards it. He is open to it, and from your posts you guys seem closer thann ever. Soooo… chin up! I know it’s easier said than done. It will be ok though…. but now I want pizza.
Post # 5
pizza makes everything better.. hugs!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
Maybe pick out a $700 ring and show it to him? You can get something beautiful for that price, and then you can put whatever else he was going to spend towards the wedding! 🙂
Post # 7
@sherryberry: That’s a really good idea, thank you!
Last night it was my parent’s 38th wedding anniversary, so we went to visit them. My sister-in-law and I got to talking about weddings, and it turns out that what I THOUGHT my parents had for me was a lie! And it has made waiting even harder!! It turns out that when my dad retired he managed to put away (and save) $20,000 for each of his kids (there’s 3 of us) for us to use on our wedding. They originally told me they only had $10,000 (which is still a lot). Anyhoo, my sister-in-law told me that whatever they didn’t spend of that money, they recieved as a gift. She told me that when they got back from their honeymoon, they found a card from my parents with a cheque for $13,000. My parents are insane. INSANE!! My brother and my sister-in-law used that money to put a down payment on a house and they’re doing fantastic.
I’m very lucky to have parents who can do this for me. But at the same time, hearing all of this last night has made waiting even more difficult because I know how easy things will be after the wedding. And all I’m waiting for now is something SO SIMPLE. Those 4 little words, that’s it. *sigh* Sorry, it’s been a rough couple of days. I know J is working really hard to make this happen, but I’m just being impatient, lol.