Wednesday, December 9, 2009

You can't hurry love....

So, I was hoping for a Christmas engagement. Yeah, I'm thinking that's not going to happen. He STILL has not given me his tax return to give to one of my lovely best friends, aka my accountant, in order to amend his 08' taxes. I know you all are asking, "What does this have to do with an engagement?". Well darlings, he is using his first time homebuyer's tax credit toward said sparkly bauble. Hmph! That is the ONLY thing I wanted for Christmas, but alas, I guess other presents will have to suffice. I really thought we'd be engaged for Christmas; and, would then be only living in half sin so I hadn't even thought about a list of things I would like from him, but, he asked for a list the other night. So, no ladies, don't be expecting an "I'm engaged" post on Christmas:(  I'm just anothen Belle in the waiting line....

This pic is from the movie Grandma's Boy by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison productions. Hilar. Seriously, if you haven't seen this movie. You should. So funny=)

 Now, this weekly Sunday conversation will STILL continue throughout the holidays (LC's mom told her mother, LC's grandmother, we're living together-HUGE mistake....*sigh*):

Grandma: So, do you like living all the way out there? (in case you're wondering, I moved out to BFE aka the burbs)
Belle: Yes, I do. I love living out there.
Grandma: Do you feel safe?
Belle: I feel very safe. My neighbors actually wave at me and have introduced themselves. I lived a whole year downtown and that never happened.
Grandma: Well honey, I just wish y'all were married.
Belle: I know me too.
Grandma: I just don't understand why you have to wait six months at your church.
Belle: We have to go through counseling. It's mandatory. (we're Catholic)
Grandma: I just think that's stupid. Just stupid you have to wait six months and take these stupid classes. You can just go get married at the Justice of the Peace and have a church wedding later.
Belle: I know Grandma. Hopefully, we'll be engaged soon.
Grandma (insert crying here): I just don't understand why LC doesn't want to get married.
Belle: Grandma, he's trying to save money for a ring.
Grandma (still crying): I'm just from that old school, dear. Do your parents approve of this living situation?
Belle: They really like LC. Of course, they wish I had gotten married first.
Grandma (still crying): I shouldn't be asking you these things, but I just don't think I'll make it six months.
Belle: Now, now, grandma. You're 83, and you're still here. You'll be here. Don't worry!
Grandma (still crying): I just love you and want y'all married. You're a sweet girl!

Seriously, this conversation happens E.V.E.R.Y. Sunday. She thinks I just moved in with him in the new house. She has no idea he lived with me in my apartment for the past year. Except this past Sunday, I did not go out to LC's parents for dinner. I went to visit my parents, and I went Christmas shopping with my Mum.
LC called me after dinner to check in. This is our conversation:

Belle: I called you earlier because I hadn't talked to you all day.
LC: I know. My grandma asked where you were today. I told her I didn't know. She asked me what did I mean I didn't know. I told her I didn't know where you were; because, I didn't know your exact location when she asked me. So, she asked me if you had left me.
Belle: Bwahahahahahaha. I love Grandma (see grandma knows I'm too good of a catch. It wouldn't be LC doing the leaving)

18 comments:

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

i feel your pain, i wanted to be engaged by christmas 2007...it finally came in march 2008. now we FINALLY get to be married for christmas!!

Suburban Princess said...

Go on vacation with a girlfriend...without him. Dont give him much info and dont call while you are gone. He will be standing at the airport waiting for you with a ring :O)

KatieB. said...

Haha I love your sense of humor! We got engaged on Christmas day 2006, so I'll be thinking about you on this special day ;) You never know...

The Pink Chick said...

Your conversation with Grandma makes me laugh! I'm sorry you won't be getting a ring this Christmas, but I am sure it will be on your finger before you know it! I happened to find my engagement ring while surprising Michael by cleaning his room. I was so excited that I locked myself in the bathroom to try it on! I waited and waited, but I ended up not getting my ring until a year later. Boys are so difficult sometimes!

Keri Rose said...

I'm with you! Ha! I have been living in sin for almost a year now with no ring and I feel like everyone I know is getting engaged! Good luck with the ring!

Ruth said...

That conversation makes me laugh. I hope you get a ring soon.
As for me Christmas would be the last time I would want one. I already have enough going on in December with the holidays and my birthday

Beth Dunn said...

I had to start telling people I no longer wanted to marry my husband (then boyfriend) so it would stop being such a painful convo. Stay strong. xoxo

SC

Miss Type-A said...

I feel your pain too. I recently got engaged this summer, but we lived together for over a year before that and got TONS of "when are you getting engaged/married questions". It is very frustrating.

And anyways, maybe he is just trying to surprise you! You never know. I thought there was no way my fiance would propose when he did, and i wouldn't trade that for anything!

It will come soon! Thinking of you!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

I hope that whenever you do get that ring, it's better than you ever imagined - I bet he's just waiting to make it the best day that he can. :)

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

The Grandma conversation is so funny, but I know it's not at the time. I hope that you get that ring, soon! I agree, maybe he's just trying to surprise you. It's so hard to wait for something when you want it so much, I know.

Patience said...

I was right there with you girl. We looked at rings for an entire year and a half. I thought he would propose during our Cruise last year in April, but nothing. I may have been slightly upset during the cruise. I kept thinking what is he waiting for. I know it is frustrating, but it is going to happen and I cannot wait to read the post :)

nauticalandsouthern said...

Haha love! that grandma is on your side, Bryan's mom keeps getting after him about the big ring, thus eliminating half of the pressure I need to give on my end ;-)
We're going ring "browsing" tonight though!

Jennifer said...

I'm right there with you in the "living in Sin"! My family all asks me the same questions and it's always hard to answer because if it were up to you, you would be getting married tomorrow!!
But I believe it's worth waiting for when you are truly happy with who your with.
I wish you the best and I hope that you have an amazing Christmas no matter what!

Jennifer said...

Oh girl! Thomas' grandparents used to do that too! Now that we are engaged though, they keep telling us to wait to get married! They want us to be financially stable and out of school, which is why we have such a long engagement in the first place. I just don't get why they were in such a rush for us to get engaged if they just want us to have a long engagement. You will be engaged soon I am sure! I was positive it was going to be Christmas, but it was May after Christmas. Waiting is the HARDEST!

Dani said...

I really wanted a Christmas engagement too! (it won't happen!) I'm hoping my bf uses his (our?) 8k tax return to buy my ring too...but he kinds needs to get it first! :(

Leigh said...

I am also living in sin without a ring. Everyone keeps asking when? and I have similar conversations with my Grandmother. I'll be checking after Christmas to see if you get yours... I know I won't get mine!

Love your blog!!

Lauren Kelly said...

It will come girl, all in God's good timing!!!! :)

Elle said...

At least his grandma implied that she wants you to be married...

I just had a similar conversation with the preppy boyfriends MOTHER, and she implied that she didn't think he was going to "come around" and perhaps I should start thinking about whether or not I want to continue living in sin with him like this.... yeah that was awesome... so no ring for Christmas... and I'm actually afraid we might break up.....

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