I got home from my usual pedicure and nails pampering, last night at around 7pm. Manfriend was sending me msgs asking when I was going to be back & I thought he was just lonely...he said he was hungry...then I thought it was kinda weird.
Soon as I got home I started prepping buffalo burgers, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Well I noticed this soggy square of paper on the counter. I thought to myself Well this doesn't look like it belongs here...more weirdness..maybe the cleaners left it there and I promptly threw it in the garbage. I noticed another piece as well but ignored it. I was bloody well hungry. It's quite exhausting getting your nails done for 2 and a half hours ya know.
The oven was done preheating and I was about to throw the burgers in (Too freaking windy to bother BBQing last night) and I see Manfriend drop to his knees on the kitchen floor.
Ok, I know this is bad but you know what I thought he was doing? It was just the two of us in the kitchen, CaveDweller in the basement basking in the warm glow of his monitor, a Kidlet is at a camp. I thought he was getting ready to do something dirty and adult like. You know....the thing that only Two-People-In-Love do..
He grabs my hand and I try to push him away. I wanted to put the damn burgers in first. He blocks me and grabbed my hand again and slips a ring on my finger. Oh did I mention it was my RIGHT hand. I was thinking, What the hell is he doing...is he fucking with me?? Where did he get that fake ring from...wait...WAIT..That's REAL. Oh I get what's going on here...I placed the ring on my left hand for him, he proposed, I said, "Well I guess so.." Then he started explaining what the paper was.
He had taken a picture of the ring and cut it into 4 sections and placed them where he thought I would find them while cooking. He chose dishes I generally used. I didn't use those dishes last night. When he showed me the picture put together I said, "Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, you were trying to be all sweet and romantic and I was just trashing it..literally."
Then I promptly started to Laugh My Ass Off.
Manfriend: So will you? You didn't really Answer
Me: *giggle* Yes of course! *giggle*
Manfriend: You know I expected more tears than this or at least some tears.
Me: *Laughing Harder* Hugs Manfriend
Soon as I had a moment to think about it, while cooking, and he wasn't paying attention...I blubbered.
Manfriend: THAT'S WHAT I WAS WAITING FOR!
I broke the seal then....I was weepy intermittently.
So it didn't go as he had planned but he got the answer he wanted and the tears. It certainly will always be memorable.
A proposal without laughter would just be unnatural when concerning me. Anyone who knows me knows this fact to be true.