16 October 2006


I'm not sure how else I could have titled my post, because "Eeeeee!" is the best word I can find to describe how I feel right now. My sweetheart and I are engaged to be married. The wedding will probably be in January 2008, in Spokane (we had discussed Rome, but have dismissed that plan as too expensive). Hopefully the Gonzaga Schola will be able to sing for us, and if not, we will still have a chanted Mass, since we will have a priest who will sing, and at least two friends who can chant the Propers and the readings.

My engagement ring is yellow gold with three tiny diamond chips on each side of an oval sapphire--the sapphire is so dark that some have asked if it is an opal, and the lady at the jewelry store said it wasn't the highest quality stone, but I like it. It was from the estate jewelry section, because all the new sapphires were in white gold, and amazingly, it didn't need to be resized. I tried to take a picture of it so I could show the whole world, but my camera doesn't seem to want to focus tonight. I am extremely proud of my pretty ring and even more proud of what it symbolizes.

In other news, I have decided to not to take the job at the Catholic elementary school. Upon further consideration, it seems as if it will take too much time away from my studies, and the idea of standing up in front of a class full of small children is too intimidating--two or three small children is about all I'm equipped to handle at one time. In the excitement of the prospect of having a job, I nearly forgot that. But better job prospects will come along.

In the meantime, Eeeeee!

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