I haven't been around in a while, have I? Thanks to all my friends here who have not dropped me. Work, life and FaceBook have been monopolizing my time.
Sarah (a.k.a. "da Sparrow") has been properly shipped off to England, where taldragon
and several other of our friends there are making sure she is safe, happy and occupied on the weekends. She is enjoying her classes, but her workload is pretty light so she's had lots of time to travel around. She's been to London twice and she and a bunch of friends are going to Scotland next week for a few days. She's planning on splitting her spring break time between Italy and (I think) Spain. Or maybe France. She wanted to go to Greece, but things are not very stable there at the moment. I miss her like crazy, but we message on FB and Skype frequently, so it isn't so bad.
Aaron is still living with Lauren. He's doing very well in school and at work. She is pretty much not doing anything. Her mother passed away in early November, which was sudden but not really. Her mom was a serious diabetic who refused to take care of herself. Pretty much a recipe for disaster. Then Lauren's grandmother died a few weeks ago, so her life has been pretty chaotic. There is a lot there, but I don't have the strength to go into it right now. For another post.
The big news is that I am engaged. David proposed to me yesterday morning at the train station - kind of fitting for us, if you know our story. I was very shocked, promptly burst into tears but remembered to say "YES". I am very happy. He is wondering what took him so long. Well, yeah... Anyway, the happy event will take place sometime this year, probably in the summer. We can't do anything until Sarah comes back - she'd kill us! She doesn't come home until June 15th, so we have some time to figure this all out.
Yes, I am girly enough to want an engagement ring. This is the one
I picked out and David is going to get it for me. It isn't real - well, it is real gold, but the stones are CZ. The love is real, I don't care if the stones are fake. It is a beautiful ring and it will make me happy.
Besides, as David says, it is just a placeholder for the important thing, which is the wedding band. This
is what we've picked out for our wedding bands:
Or possibly this
These are handmade rings from a craftswoman in Vermont. They are very suited to us.
Now we have to figure out where we want to get married - up in Vermont, which means our friends would have to travel - or in New York. We might have the ceremony in Vermont and then throw a party back home. We'll see. It won't be anything elaborate. There won't be any saying "yes to the dress". That's fine. I had all that and I didn't want it then, don't want it now.
I'm very happy and that's what matters.
So, how are all of you? Do you even remember me?
Hugs to all!