Friday, September 05, 2008

Big day

207.2 (grumble, grumble)

To first address my weight above: I went more than a little overboard with some whole wheat pasta last night. . . I meant to eat two servings (bad enough) and ate about 3 1/2 servings instead. I felt uncomfortably full afterwards and wondered (for about the gazillionth time) why I had done it.

Anyway. . . the scale is usually up the morning after I overeat, so I'm not too stressed out about. I have made healthy choices so far today, and not coincidentally, have not felt overstuffed and icky.

MM is coming to my office to meet me in less than an hour. We will be going to pick up our rings, then going to the title company to pre-sign all the documents for our house closing! Our house is supposed to be completed today. Our walk-through is on Tuesday morning, and we will be able to pick up our keys first thing Wednesday morning. Exciting!!

I will take a photo or two of my engagement ring this evening and post them on the blog for my readers' enjoyment. ;-) I love my ring, but it is really basic and not very difficult to envision: it's a simple, white gold, 6-prong setting with a 1-carat round solitaire diamond. No sidestones, no baguettes, nothing fancy. It suits me perfectly. (Although I would've loved to get another sapphire ring instead, MM wouldn't hear of it. . . and I guess that would've been poor form, given the fact that the engagement ring SL gave me was a sapphire.)

I am not a fancy girl: I rarely wear makeup, don't dress up much, and don't wear a lot of jewelry. I'm not sure if this is because of my personality (logical and practical), the fact that I was raised by my dad after age 9, or because of all my years as a nurse when those behaviors were not particularly desirable (my BFF is a hospital nurse and wears makeup daily and loves to dress up and accessorize with jewelry).

For these reasons--and because the style I chose is classic and will never look dated--I wanted a relatively plain and unadorned style for my engagement ring. I just think it fits me better.

After getting the rings and signing our papers, MM and I hope to go up and look at the house one more time informally before next week's walk-through.



Land family said...

Can't wait to see the pictures!