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8 February 2010

Yes

The time: 5 a.m.
The reasoning: I can't wait anymore
The subject: Asleep and dreaming

Woken up, my eyes still closed. The sky outside our bedroom is just about beginning to lighten.  "Hmmmm?" I say, still trying to catch on to the last edges of my dream.

"Will you marry me?" he asks, and this is when I do open one eye and look at him and say, "Okay", feeling my heart speed up a little bit, although I'm still half asleep, still half-thinking this is a dream.

I wake up the next morning and walk over to him and say, "Did you propose to me last night?" He confirms it. We are engaged. The spur-of-the-moment thing means my ring is still on the internet (but I have seen it, and it is LOVELY. Just what I would've picked myself, which apparently I did, through a friend's sneaky machinations.)

And now, we flutter around in post engagement honeymoon (did you know that existed? It DOES!) and we are sickeningly soppy and mushy and can't keep our hands off each other and this is brilliant, this is my happily ever after, this is the man I want to (and will!) be with for the rest of my life.

Duuuuuuuuuuudes. I am a FIANCEE. Fucking hell. When did I get all grown up?

75 comments:

  1. Congrats on your engagement...

    Hope you have a wonderful life ahead!

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  2. Congrats - Girl you'll be a woman soon - (just ignore the line it just that song popped in my mind)

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  3. Hey Em, Oh Em..
    Yea. It's so YES!

    Must be More meaningfull than all the past 'can't get off the hands off' moment
    Must be an awespiring moment

    and when you walk with it long,
    and i know you would :)

    Hell! Don't just think ya
    It does get eyes roll
    but, for all the goood!

    Congratts n cheers.. YAY!!

    What more

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  4. OHMYGOD.

    CONGRATULAAATTTIIIOONNNSSSSSSS!!!!!

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  5. Wow!! another one bites the dust !!Congrats !!

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  6. Haha it certainly IS the season for such things! Hearty congratulations!!!

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  7. Wheee....and a new phase of life begins!! Congratulations :D

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  8. But will you blog about the wedding?

    Congrats!

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  9. best news i have heard today.
    really happy for u.
    and if u look back, u can see i knew he is THE one. :D

    congrats.

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  10. Soooooooooo romantic...you are one lucky woman. So when are the bells chiming?

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  11. This is so brilliant! Congratulations. I was following your blog since long but have never commented. Until today. The engagement was Bollywoodish and sounds really cute :)

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  12. Heartiest COngratulations Em!...Wishing you more happiness than you think life can offer you, I wish it spills over and fills your home forever :)

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  13. As soon as I read that subject line,I knew that you were proposed to! congratulations!!!!

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  14. Oh eM, this is wonderful news! Many congratulations to you. I wish you both all the love and luck and happiness. :)

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  15. Heyyy Congratttssss EMM!!!!!

    Hope everything works out great for you :D

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  16. Ohh congratulations eM!! This is wonderful news, enjoy each and every moment of it!

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  17. OH MY GOD!!!
    I've been reading your blog for so long i feel like i know you.
    and when you started to reveal the proposal i started squirming with excitement.
    you've come such a long way, and it just seems like the perfect time for this to happen.
    :D
    oh yea....congratulations.

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  18. OHH
    MYYYY
    GODDDDDDDD!!!

    Congratulations you two!!! How very exciting! And sweet! And comfortable and comforting and just so meant to be!

    *happy tears*

    Like the commenters above me, I feel like i know you through your blog...and i relate to so many ups and downs in your life. This is so very awesome and so.. *sigh* ..perfect!!!

    May you see nothing but love and loyalty and happiness and success in your engagement and in the marriage ahead.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  19. Congratulations, em! Hope you both have a wonderful life ahead. How amazing it must feel to know for sure that he's the One. Enjoy the post-engagement honeymoon!
    :)

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  20. Cogratulations eM!

    By the way I never knew something like 'Post-engagement honeymoon' exists!

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  21. I've been reading your blog for a long time now. I've never commented before, but I can't not comment on this one. CONGRATULATIONS!

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  22. Oooh, enjoy your bling when you get it! Congratulations to you both!

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  23. congratulations! :) have a lovely life ahead :)

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  24. Wow! Congratulations and best wishes for your happily-ever-after!

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  25. OMG, wooow. So happy for you! Congratulations!!! :o))

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  26. Congratulations eM! I have been reading your blog forever, but this is the first time I felt motivated enough to comment :)mucho happiness, love and good luck!

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  27. Congrats darling...wishing u and JC all the happiness and love in the world :D

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  28. You plan and you plan, but the best proposals are spontaneous. Congratulations Em :)

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  29. As soon as I read the title to the post as "Yes" I knew this had to be it. :-)

    Have been reading your blog for years now but never commented but hell yeah I had to comment today EM. :D

    Congratulations on your very own "happily ever after". Awwwwww!

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  30. eM! After reading of ALL the ups and downs your heart's had... this one was definitely due! Congratulations! And celebrations!

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  31. Emmmmmm!!! Congrats..thats absolutely beautiful...

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  32. Oh wowwwiee.. :) Congratulations eM.The best things in life have ofetn pre-played in our minds in the form of dreams and u have just realised that..

    Best wishes for wonderful years of wedded bliss.. :))

    Love,
    Nikhil

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  33. congratsss!!eM.... choo happy for you....

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  34. Oh that's great news. Congratulations to you both. And now you have a wedding to organise!

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  35. Whatay, thanks for sharing your life. I feel most involved. Felicitations are in order.

    - the opposite of a troll

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  36. Such an excellent post to read...first thing in the morning :)

    So very happy for you girl!

    Fiance' and all that huh? :D

    Wish you both all the joy, love and laughter life brings.

    Cheers!

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  37. Congratulations!!!

    Its great ya!! All d best and have a great life ahead and please keep blogging!!! :)

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  38. Congratulations to both of you! The post might as well have been titled "Yay!"
    :D

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  39. I had to come back. because i had to say something that was on my mind.
    The way he proposed to you makes it extra special.
    It wasn't a fancy dinner date and you weren't looking your stunning best in a little black dress. there were no candles, no violinist and no done up ambiance.
    He proposed to you at a time and in a state most women avoid letting their men see them in, because we think that it will make them love us less ; sans makeup, morning breath, nest hair... mismatched pj's (maybe).
    that makes it so much more awesome, and so REAL.

    ok i'm done.

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  40. Congratulations!

    - One of your very many avidly-read-but-don't-comment readers :)

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  41. Congratulations... great News, totally unexpected and wonderful!
    Best Wishes! :*

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  42. i totally loved your book and the other day i suddenly discovered the world of blogging and said to myself..OMG i can read more of her on her BLOG...like it was enlightenment...needless to say, im a happier person having realised the joys of free access to your writing :D

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  43. Thats great News. Congratulations and what a totally kick-ass way to get there!

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  44. wow wow wow! Just like that:) Those are the sweetest no? Have a beautiful married life ahead and for now enjoy the post engagement hmoon! mwa

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  45. hey congratulations! have a wonderful life ahead! "D

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  46. awesome congo !!!!!!!!!!! well i've read ure book btw itz awesome muaa dahlin !!!!!!!!!!! hey btw i love ritin poemz can u jus chck out ma poem in ma block n leave ure feed bak i'd love it if u love dem

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  47. Congratulations... i don't even know u, but am happy for you... there'd be 2 less lonely ppl on earth now :)

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  48. Wow! That is awesome! Congratulation! May god bless you both.

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  49. hey Congratulations!!!!!
    I can totally relate to your "i'm a fiancee" statement.. nobody really says it but everyone likes being called a "fiancee"

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  50. I HAD TO COMMENT ON THIS!!! I AM SO VERY HAPPY FOR U!!!!!!!!

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  51. omg omg omg :) it's happened ;) congratulations ..so happy for you! Please give advance notice for marriage date so that I can plan to be there! woooooohoooooooooooo...(hip, hop and skip:))

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