Saturday, April 9, 2011

I'm gettin' hitched!

Translation: that one is pretty self explanatory. I'd say the visit from the boyfriend was quite successful considering he is now my fiance (or as he says "my fancy;" I am his "finance" ..hah). He popped the question on a nice long stroll through the beautiful course we live on. One of the only days it didn't rain the whole time he was here...the weather gods were smiling on him!

He got down on one knee and presented me with this:

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Hello, train headlight.

Which then prompted me to squeal: is this really happening?! Of course I said yes. I was so surprised, but it was honestly the best experience I've ever had in Michigan! This is a sarcasm free update, because I am the happiest I think I have ever been in my life..when it's right, it's right!

My ring is being re-sized right now (I have tiny carnie hands) and I just dropped my fiance off at the airport earlier so I am having separation anxiety (from both). But I can already tell the wedding planning will be keeping me quite busy! Thank God I have a sister that does that for a living to help me!

Friday, April 1, 2011

In like a lion and out like a lamb...

Translation: With the way the weather is around here, it's more like March came in like a Polar bear and went out like a penguin. Anyway, it is now April and I am still wrapped up like an Eskimo. I hear warmer weather will be arriving next week. Coincidentally, so is my boyfriend to meet the folks for the first time. Got plenty of good touristy stuff lined up so I am pretty excited over the matter. As long as I don't see snow and no one dies, I will call his visit a success!

I am proud to say I have almost completely made it through April Fool's Day without being pranked once, knock on wood. As I was perusing Garden Ridge earlier with my mother we overheard one of the stock guys saying, "Yeah, I completely forgot what the date was, so when my brother called and said 'you're gonna be an uncle!' I almost had a heart attack."

Since we have no manners my mom and I immediately burst out laughing at his misfortune. He said it wasn't funny, I said, "could have been worse, you could have gotten a phone call from someone else saying you're going to be a father!" I am pretty sure he saw my point of view.

Anyway, I hate April Fool' seems through the years the pranks have gone from innocent (whoopie cushion in chair, computer mouse stuck in jello mold, etc.) to down right dastardly (I accidentally ran over your cat, your mother has been committed to a psych ward, etc.). Really the one thing I always get a kick out of is all the schmucks who change their relationship status on facebook to engaged, divorced, single to try and pull one over on everyone else...which makes you feel really bad for the one dude who's wife just so happened to leave him on this day and he's left with a barrage of comments saying "LOL...TOO FUNNY, APRIL FOOLS!" Just to rub salt in the wound. Of course, I'd probably be one of the a-holes rubbing it in. Moral of the story, don't be "that guy."

Knowledge is power.

In other news, I am typing to you from my new laptop. Word of advice: if you are still operating Vista make the leap to 7. I've had this laptop for almost a week and haven't had to yell at it once. With Inspiron and the Vista platform, I really fine tuned my cursing abilities.