Monday, November 4, 2013

The Details

One night, about a year and a half ago, a single girl, having just spent ten hours in the car driving to exchange her children with her ex, found herself home alone, fresh on the heals of the break up of the first serious relationship she'd been in since her divorce, with nothing but her cat in her lap and a bottle of wine.

Normally on an exchange day, which only happened two or three times a year, she would be indulging in a bag of nacho cheese Doritos and a pint of Ben & Jerry's, instead of wine, but the whole break up thing found her unprepared. She did have a birthday party she could have gone to, but it was for the brother of a guy with whom a friend had been trying to fix her up and after a few glasses of wine and covered in white cat hair, she was even LESS interested than she'd been when she met him a few weeks before.

This friend, however, being a good friend, checked in on her via text and got a pretty whiny, tipsy girl who was super annoyed she had no ice cream. The friend offered to take her to get some, but this girl knew that this would somehow find her dressed in black, covered in cat hair, tipsy, and at a 40th birthday party. UMM... Yeah, NO!

This did however, plant the idea in her tipsy mind that she NEEDED that ice cream.  She got the genius idea to text a new acquaintance, one she'd met through a friend, who was very newly separated. She knew he wasn't interested in anything and was still hoping to get back together with his wife, but he had brought a pizza to her house one other time to hang out with the mutual friend, who was currently out of town.  In her tipsy mind, this was PERFECT, because she figured he might just want some "safe" company on a Saturday night.

Poor guy, having recently moved out of his house, she caught him furniture shopping with his soon-to-be-ex, so they could mutually decide who would keep what and purchase any new items from their joint account.  He did, however, gallantly offer to bring over ice cream on Sunday night!

The girl went to bed and woke up the next morning feeling like an idiot, but after a few quick texts, initiated by the guy, they decided they were still on for that night: Ice cream and movie.

Eighteen months and many pints of ice cream later, the same girl found herself relaxing on the couch on a Sunday night.  She had taken a run earlier in the evening and hadn't had time to shower before settling her children into bed for the night. She was enjoying a little Ben & Jerry's, brought over by her boyfriend, before she hopped into the shower.  

With the spoon hanging from her mouth, she looked up to find said boyfriend on his knee, with a small red box in his hands, in front of the couch.

"What are you doing!?!?" she asked, "I'm all dirty and have a spoon in my mouth!"

"I don't care, " he said, "I love you! Will you marry me?"

Of course, she said yes!


AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Oh my gosh, YAY! Congrats! What an awesome story :)

Kat said...

I love it!! That is a great story :)

Shell said...

Love, love, love it!

I'm so happy for you! xo

Angelwithatwist said...

SQWEEEEEEE YES YES YES of course you said yes.. and I am assuming the wedding will be based around Ice cream right?? Oh congrats hun.. sooo excited for you.

Renegades said...

So happy for you!!!

Diane said...

So excited for you!

But what flavor was the Ben & Jerry's?! :)

Leah said...

What an amazing story!! Congrats again! Such good things to come!!

ChiTown Girl said...


Great, like I haven't already cried enough today!! My BABY turned 20 today, making me officially "Older than Dirt!" I no longer can say I'm the mother of a teenager. =(

But, I'm SOOOO happy for you!!! =) I love Angel's idea of having an ice-cream themed wedding. You should at least have a sundae bar for dessert! ;-)

Aleta said...

I love to read the history of love. Beautiful post!

Cyndy @ Back in the Bush said...

I love it. You're so down to earth and real! And I'm just so darned happy for you all. Any idea when the big day will be?

Mrs4444 said...

So happy for you!Congratulations!!

Charlotte Klein said...

OMG!!!!! WEEEEEEEEE!!! this is so incredibly exciting momma! YAY, YOU! Very happy to hear this news and what a wonderful story :)

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Love it. How wonderful.


Stephanie said...

oh my GOSH!! I just had to read through about 4 posts to get all caught up :) That will teach me to get caught up in my own drama.

HUGE Congrats to you. I will be e-mailing you so when you make the change from single mom in the south we can stay in touch!