Monday, August 27, 2007

Good day after all

So, my legs are sore as all hell from Saturday's Grand Dandelion Smackdown. After hobbling around work and gobbling ibuprofen all day, I head to the awesome massage place near my office to try and get a little relief. I get kneaded like sourdough for 45 minutes, and told I shouldn't run for 2 weeks (!!). By the time I get home, I am in a lot of pain. I walk in and am about ready to cry. Not just because I'm hurt, but because a few hours of weeding have done this to me. Because I won't be able to run for a while. Because 5 years ago, this would have been nothing on my legs.

I walk in the door, and Aa's in the kitchen making popcorn. Zack runs up to me to sniff my knees (it's how he greets me). I tell Aa I need to lie down. Aa says, "Can you feed the Zacker first? Please?" I groan, but I agree. I walk over to the newly-shelved closet where we keep the dog food. I look down, and there's a little box sitting in front of the dog food. I open the box, and there's a little ring in there. We picked this thing out like a month ago from this hippie jewelry place and Aa surprised me by telling me he bought it. Then it took a long time to come. But today it's here. And I put it on as Aa stands there watching me with a big old grin on his face.

So now I guess we really, really have to plan a wedding.

Um, this only worked because Aa held a piece of popcorn over my head while I took the picture.


C-n-C said...

Do you think I could get a ring if C held a piece of popcorn over your dog's head? ha,ha.

Ariel said...

Congratulations, you crazy kids! I'll have a little 226-page engagement giftie for you this weekend. :)

Oh, and here's a little Ballard wedding inspiration for ya.

McTodds said...

Congratulations! I love this news, I love the story. I won't give any unwanted advice, but if you want any of R's mum's wedding planning spreadsheets (she is a professional) just give the word ... The "perks" of having a party planner for a mother-in-law.

Liz "Igor" W said...

So what did you hold above your head to get Aa to look at the camera? The story about how Aa placed the ring is really sweet!
:-) Looking forward to seeing the ring in person, and to worshipping your reduced-weed garden!