I just returned back from a trip to see my sis and her family. We also stopped to see Crush's sis and her hubby and had a lovely quick visit with them. It was a wonderful time and I love road trips. When I am with my Crush, time flies. He is also very good to me and stops multiples times for my beloved iced coffee, especially if I see a Dunkin Donuts at a particular exit.
A little news.....I picked out my engagement ring! Yes, it may not be traditional or a surprise, but I knew exactly what I wanted and I HATE surprises. My dream engagement involves me selecting my sparkles and I got to do just that. Swoon. Crush treats me very well and I am trying to remember how lucky I am each and every day because sometimes I can be very harsh with him. I am working on this little quality called patience.
I am pre-engaged I suppose. The ring is being made this week in NYC and then it will be shipped down South. I don't know when I will receive it, but perhaps in the next few weeks since I know of it's existence and I can be very persuasive. I do think Crush will surprise me with the actual proposal. I am taking my xanaxes in preparation, so I can just enjoy the moment.
I can tell you that when he proposes there will be tears, lots of tears. When we went to look at rings, Crush told me to play it cool and to not become too emotional. We went to see diamond dealers and brokers, so there was a bit of room for negotiation. Well, I tried, but I couldn't. The minute they slipped my now diamond in the setting I already knew I wanted (just like my mom's!), I lost it. Not a few dainty tears, but ugly sobs and a snot waterfall. Multiple tissues and I had to sit down to regroup. I still can't believe that everything I wished for, even now including the ring, is coming true. I do not have this kind of luck. I am used to being disappointed. Crush is my fairytale. We told the jewelers how we met and I did a happy booty shake with my sparkles on my left hand and they gave Crush a good deal (from what he told me, I was sent outside when money was discussed). They told Crush that with me "he will never have a dull moment." The same thing my dad told Crush when he asked my father for my hand a few weeks ago!
Crush was fantastic with my niece and nephew. They both adore him because he is so sweet and gentle. My sister watched Crush play with Big Baby and declared that he was going to be a great dad. I agree. He is very patient and allowed BB to order him around, control the pretend, and Crush even helped with potty breaks. We made him hold Little Baby who is now 6 months old and was the first baby Crush ever held when Crush came up to meet LB at the birth. LB held on tight like a koala bear, almost helping Crush out when we made then bond after a picnic supper in the park. It was so adorable, I could feel my ovaries sighing.
I hope everyone is doing well out there and no more trips for me for a little while, so I will be back to posting on the regular.