Post # 1
Some of you may recognize me as one of the newcomers (newbee? that’s probably old hat, right?) on the Waiting Intro thread. For those who don’t – hi there! I’ve been rabidly consuming Weddingbee for months and months (and months) now, always telling myself that I’d resist the urge to register until I was actually engaged. But now, the engagement seems quite, quite imminent, and I found I needed an outlet for my ‘ohmigod this could be it’ energy surges.
The goat comment may seem confusing, I guess, as it’s a long-standing inside joke between us. We started joking together a year or two back about how my father would react if Boyfriend or Best Friend went all old-fashioned and acted as though he needed to ‘buy’ me from my father. I jokingly made him promise that when he was asking for my dad’s blessing, he had to at least pretend to give him a goat – didn’t matter if it was a real goat or not, but some kind of goat had to be offered in exchange for me.
There is, at this very moment, a stuffed goat traveling towards my parents’ house. I know this not because I was snooping or in any way prying into the progress of things, but because he saw that I was upset about a parking ticket and knew that if I knew the goat had been procured, I’d get all giddy and smiley. It worked.
This makes it that much harder to ignore and put thoughts of rings and proposals out of my mind.
I’m still challenging myself to not bring it up, and to attempt to just wait patiently for my moment to come…but man oh man am I excited!
Did anyone else see things coming becuase of a goat, literal or metaphorical?
Post # 3
LMAO I was wondering why in the hell you were so excited for a goat. That’s funny! My dad joked after I called him to tell him that my Fiance had proposed (dad knew, my Fiance asked for his blessing) that my Fiance now needed to provide a dowry or something like that. I think that’s what it’s called. Or is it the bride’s family that does that to get a guy to marry their daughter? Anyways, whatever, it’s funny and so old fashioned but it makes me laugh. This gives me an idea for the wedding—he should get my dad some steaks as the dowry—-LOL!!!!!!!
Good luck to you girly—due to that very specific clue I think you are on the track to becoming an engaged woman. Do better than I did, try not to stress and don’t lose your head at times if at all possible 😉 Bridal brain is something you really can’t avoid, but try to tame the crazy before it gets out of hand! HA 🙂
Post # 4
That is so freaking cute. “The goat has been procured.”
Post # 5
This is HANDS DOWN one of the funniest things I have ever read! HOW CUTE! I am smiling so big for you right now! Keep us posted & I can’t wait to hear what happens! 🙂 Congrats!
Post # 6
This is so funny!! Really cute!!
Post # 7
@Curlysue: As I understand it, the term dowry refers to a payment (metaphorical or otherwise) made by the bride’s parents or family to the groom or his family, and had the purpose of alleviating some of the costs he’d soon be facing in taking over the care of their daughter. The reverse is called a bride price, and was originally to serve one of two purposes – the first is to show to all the world that the new groom is capable of supporting his new bride, and the second is to pay her parents back for the free labor that they are losing by allowing their daughter to be married off. Love the idea of a bride-price-steak!
I’m trying to keep my pre-bridal-brain under wraps, though in hindsight it would have been easier if he *hadn’t* spilled the beans about the goat. I could have kept assuring myself that I was imagining that things were happening now because I wanted them to be happening now, and that there was a perfectly non-proposal-related explanation for all the other signs that are making me think it’s coming soon. But now…I can’t even tell myself that it’s not imminent because I’d feel like it’s a lie, so I’m just trying to forget about it (a difficult feat!) and let things play out.
Post # 8
HAHAHA im at work LOL-ing. This is so cute.
Post # 9
That is just absolutely adorable. Sounds like you’ve got yourself a keeper.
Post # 11
this by far, is the best post of the morning. LOLOL how cute!!!
Post # 12
How exciting for you! And that’s pretty awesome. I am actually in the market for a stuffed goat so it’s funny to see someone who bought one as it is such a random thing!
Post # 14
This post made me giggle- That’s awesome 🙂
Post # 15
You have killed me with adorableness. Photos of the goat when possible, please?
Post # 16
@teaadntoast: I will definitely post photos of the goat when I see it!
On a related note, I think he might be planning to propose tonight…
As some of you may know from the intro thread, his mom had not-so-subtley suggested that he take me to a nice restaurant on the Sunday that she had to miss our usual Sunday dinner. Turns out this is that Sunday. The place we’re going to is nice enough that he wants to take me out to buy a new dress (he hates shopping). Last night, I mentioned that I was looking forward to our date tonight, and his response was “oh, you’re going to *like* tomorrow” (his emphasis, not mine). Prying, I asked if there was going to be a kitty – I loooove kitties – and he said “no, but I think you’ll like this better than a kitty.” I asked if it was two kitties, and he said “well….maaybe not as much as two kitties. But you’ll like it.”
So basically…we’re driving to a fancy restaurant (with a dress code!) that’s over an hour away (there are plenty of nice enough restaurants much closer than that) and he’s got some kind of surprise for me that he thinks I’ll really enjoy. He’s not very good at keeping surprises, he usually just blurts them out or gives them to me right away, but I know he’s been looking forward to successfully maintaining the surprise when he proposes…
I’ve got a feeling….that tonight’s gonna be a good night, that tonight’s gonna be a good, good niiiight.
Worst case scenario, we just have a nice, romantic dinner together. I’m okay with that.
Wish me luck!