Did you know that 26% of engagements happen at Christmas time? Right up there with the stress of holiday obligations and partying, two people decide to commit their futures to each other. Not a good idea....more
Did you know that 26% of all engagements occur at Christmas time? Tucked right in there with all the excitement, stress and partying of the holiday season, a man and woman decide to commit their future to each other. It's the worst time of the year to make such an important decision.An engagement ring is not a gift, like jewelry or a cashmere sweater. The ring is the beginning of a commitment that you fulfill when you marry. If either of you decide not to marry, you have to return the ring....more
Happy Monday everyone - how was the weekend? Mine went too fast and I feel like I didn't even get anything done really. Isn't that how it always is? So last week I finally got my engagement ring back after it was at the jeweler's for over 3 weeks. Not having my ring for that long was the worst but it was worth it because I got a new setting. So today I'm sharing exactly why I had my engagement ring re-set....more
We had been together for about four years when we decided to marry. There was no official proposal. Our decision to get married was made over chicken quesadillas on a Tuesday night. It was more of a, “We could get married. I guess? Pass the salsa. Yeah, OK” kind of magic moment. Bwahahaha….my spellchecker just suggested “peccadilloes” instead of “quesadillas.” If only, word processing gods, if only....more
Did you know that 26 percent of all engagements occur at Çhristmas time? Tucked right in there with all the excitement, stress and partying of the holiday season, a man and woman decide to commit their future to each other....more
I didn't want to sell my engagement ring -- more out of obstinate pride than any sentimental reason. When my husband and I got a divorce, I did the tasteful thing and offered to return the ring to him. He told me to keep it. Leaving a cushy executive job made sense if one was going to be a wife. But surely I didn't think this silly notion of supporting myself as a writer was going to work out? "Keep it," he said. "You'll probably need to pawn it before the year's out."
If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you know that I was once widowed and if you have read Two Funerals, A Christening and a Wedding, you know how I met my husband Colby. It was all movie fashion in the Caracas airport and the movie feel of our relationship didn’t end with the weekend in Venezuela, although day-to-day life in a ...more