Monday, October 23, 2006

Finally! Something worth blogging about!

SJ did a great job keeping our blog up in the past week while I was busy working, playing soccer and, you know, getting engaged. That’s right, I said engaged! Yay!
Today is the Pretend Husband’s birthday (can I still call him that? Perhaps now he needs to be “The Fiancé” or “The Soon-To-Be Husband?”) He woke up early with the dog, as usual, and then annoyed me by waking me at 6:30 a.m. “Hon? Can you call the dog?” he yelled from downstairs.
“Sure. Why?” I groggily answered.
“I think she has a tick,” was the response.
(In my head: “Are you kidding me? You can’t take care of this yourself? It’s early. And I’m sleepy. Wah!”)
I called Molly, but she wouldn’t come upstairs. So I hauled myself out of bed, grabbed a pair of tweezers and went in search of her. I got downstairs to see that the PH was in the bathroom (In my head: “He’s not even going to help?!?”) and Molly was sitting quietly in the kitchen with one of her bandanas around her neck. I got down on the floor with her and started rubbing her back looking for the tick.
“Where’s the tick?” I yelled toward the bathroom.
“It’s near the bandana,” he yelled back.
As I checked around the bandana, I noticed that it was tied pretty tightly around Molly’s neck. I pulled it off and noticed there was writing on it that read, “KAT, Will you marry me?” (In my head: “Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God!”)
I burst into tears and turned around to find the PH on one knee with a box in his hand. He said something (I was crying too hard to listen well, but it was along the lines of loving me and asking me if I would marry him) and then said, “Is that a yes?” (Apparently, he couldn’t hear the voice in my head screaming it). I said. “absolutely” between sobs and then tried to admire the beautiful ring through the tears in my eyes.
Then I started to call everybody I know and I felt bad that I only got him soccer shoes and shin guards and I cried some more… and this is definitely not the last you’ve read about this subject. (In my head: “Cannot stop thoughts from going so quickly. Must calm down and do work. I’m engaged! Whee!”)
Not a bad way to start a Monday at all.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yipppee!! Congratulations Kat!! This is a going to change your blogging forever....
Kat's Goin' to the Chapel.. and she's going to get Married...
This is very exciting news- an AWESOME start to the Monday...
Congrats to you and PH..or STBRH...What are we going to know him as now? Oh....and "Cookies" to Molly for doing her part so well....

sj said...

thank GOD... not because i had ever feared you two would break up (for the rest of the world, it's important to note that the PH and RH are best friends -- isn't that cute? but the real reason i thank god about this event is because i've known for a couple of weeks now and have tried very hard to not let on how exciting it all was, etc. i'm SO happy for both of you.. it's an amazing thing to have two people we love so much so much in love themselves.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to KAT and Chris!
What wonderful news!

Molly said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! And by the way, the ring is awesome! Not that it matters of course, only your love for each other, blah blah blah! The ring is EVERYTHING! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

SJ, well done on the secret keeping, you are better than me, I could not have stopped myself!

Zam said...

Like SJ, the secrecy was killing me. To think that to keep quiet, I wrote three straight articles deriding excessive dog love and soccer. I was really having trouble pulling together the "don't you hate it when bandannas..." concept.

Don't you love it when someone you really care about is this happy? That's a fantastic proposal story and next time I get engaged maybe I'll try it, if it's OK with my current wife. Congratulations KAT and HIRSMA (Husband I've Read So Much About).

stac said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Too cool....CONGRATS!!! Did the pup at least get a treat? I do love the ring also. Best of luck!!

Anonymous said...

wow, what a clever way to ask someone to marry you ! (the fact that you got out of bed for a tick shows you love your future hubby just as much as you love your doggy! how sweet!)