Post # 1
I stumbled upon this site a few days ago (not sure how I hadn’t found it yet) and I’m spending pretty much every free minute obsessing over it. I’m obviously in the waiting section for a reason, and I’m hoping my fellow waiting women can help calm me down!
I was under the impression up until about 2 months ago that SO was NOT ready for marriage. Lo and behold, one day we walk through the mall and I jokingly ask to go look at the shinys. He shrugs it off, and later I apologize, knowing he isn’t ready and I was being pushy. To my HUGE surprise, he looks at me and says “I want to go look at rings with you.” Well bowl me over! Apparently he’d changed his mind! He still won’t tell me why. I think he’s saving that for the engagement.
ANYHOO. We pick out some rings, and I start to get all sorts of nervous/excited, and about a month ago, he accidentally lets slip that he wants to propose before January.
Well folks, it’s almost December, and I know it’s coming soon. Future sister in law has told me that he’s asking around for advice, and his Christmas bonus at work is coming up soon.
I’m freaking out. I feel like I need to be dressed up every day JUST IN CASE, and I just can’t stop wondering when it’s going to happen!
Anyone else going through this, or can give me some good advice as to how the heck to get my mind off of it?
Post # 3
Haha, can’t give much advice on how to keep calm, I myself would be jumping off the walls. I say join the Christmas challenge here, get on the waiting list, and enjoy these moments before it happenss and serious planning begins.
Cant wait to here your story, and welcome to the hive! Oh you can use here to vent whenever you need to, we’re here listening.
Post # 4
Welcome to the hive! Come here and hang out when you feel like choking your SO because he isn’t moving as fast as you would like to. Don’t overthink situations. You will just end up disappointed. Fiance proposed while I was in my Penguins shirt and a pair of jeans and it was perfect.
Post # 5
Ohh I remember that feeling like I needed to look perfect every moment just incase it is the moment. I’m happy you found the boards there are a lot of great girls with some great advice, these boards have helped me multiple times from going home and screaming at SO. Best of luck, hope your wait isn’t too long.
Ohh yeah, I still try to look nice on Saturdays “just incase”
Post # 6
The waiting board is certainly a godsend for me – I don’t know what I would do without it. Sounds like, hopefully, you wont have too much longer to wait though!
Sooo…what kinds of rings did you like? I always love hearing about the “shineys” that everyone chooses!
Post # 7
Welcome! Not sure I can give the best advice about staying calm. I’m a little better now because I know the ring has been ordered. I’m trying not to think about it too much because you will really drive yourself crazy. But I’m still doing “wedding research” to get a head start on things.