The fun part of last night was opening my mailbox to discover a package! I love mail. And even more than mail, I love getting packages in the mail. I'm pretty sure that's why I do so much online shopping. It's like surprising myself with something I pre-selected and paid for. I open the mailbox to see "The Hoffmans" yaaaaayyy!! What can it be! Janice is my oldest friend in the world. She is my treasure. Jan recently went on this amazing expedition of London and Paris and had told me she had souvenirs for me. I certainly didn't expect them via mail, so it was doubly awesome! I opened the package to find:
Then I watched the movie "Forever Young" starring a young Elijah Wood (like we're talking 11 years old), boisterous Jamie Lee Curtis and of course Mel Gibson. Good flick, ended with the phrase "So you gonna marry me, or what?" verbatim. This sent me reeling because those were the exact words Aaron said to me when he proposed to me! I couldn't believe my clogged ears!
When Aaron called to check in on me (he had gone to a friends house to plan a bachelor party for his BFF) I told him about Mel's proposal. He laughed and said what I knew he'd say because it's one of his most told stories. He asked if Mel had also had his original proposal ruined. This is because I was unaware of my original proposal and botched it. Aaron had gotten my ring on a Wednesday in June and it was burning a hole in his pocket. He had several ideas for the proposal planned but couldn't wait (aww!).
That Friday he sneakily put the bulky ring box under my pillow for me to feel when I laid my head to rest. Sadly, I did not feel it and continually slammed my head against the pillow trying to get comfortable and the ring was not found. After the lights went out he snuck his hand under the pillow to remove the ring box and put it back in his messy nightstand, he knew I'd never go in there. He did end up proposing that Sunday after a day of walking and admiringng beach houses in Fairfield, CT.
So that's that. It's just me, my husband, and our wonderfully large cat.