December 25, 2012

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Merry Christmas everyone! Yesterday Hil admitted that she had forgotten to get any stocking stuffers, so I stopped by a grocery store and bought a bunch of candy plus a few fruits to assuage my guilt at all the candy.

This morning, though, Hil baked up a fabulously complicated french toast and cheese confection, so we didn't even get to the stockings until early afternoon. That made me feel old.

We were going to do a Christmas dinner at Hil's parents' place, but there was a problem with the turkey, so we went to the casino's buffet instead. Hil's sister carpooled along with us. Getting to and from the buffet required passing through the gaming floor thrice. People under 18 are not allowed in those sections, so there are guards at every entrance. All three times, the guard nodded at me, then told the two ladies I was with to produce ID. That made me feel very old.

After our supper at the quite decent buffet, the family trouped back to Hil's house, where we did a mighty gift exchange, sipped tea, and ate homemade cookies and fudge.

Hil's parents left, but Hil's sister stayed for a few more hours. I tried to stay out of the way while the two of them caught up. While casually glancing in a mirror, I noticed my first gray hair. That made me feel really old.

Then, once everyone had finally left, I asked Hilary to marry me. She said "Yes."

Posted by: Boviate at 11:43 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 Congratulations to Hilary (and you)!  Is there a date that we should keep free of competing activities?

Posted by: Uncle Bob at Wednesday, December 26 2012 11:05 AM (kft2f)

2 Nope, we've not yet scheduled a date. We will certainly keep everyone posted when we get organized, though.

Posted by: Boviate at Thursday, December 27 2012 07:23 PM (6uxlV)

3 Congratulations!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tuesday, January 08 2013 07:10 PM (vp6an)

4 If well-wishes from a hyperintelligent duck with the ability to type means anything to you, here they are: HAPPY IMPENDING NUPTIALS!  May you and Hil find eternal happiness together.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tuesday, January 08 2013 07:25 PM (cymHZ)

5 Congratulations on the big event!  May you have many happy years together.

Posted by: JT at Tuesday, January 08 2013 10:32 PM (DY79H)

6 Thank you, gentlemen and gentleduck!

Posted by: Boviate at Saturday, January 12 2013 01:05 PM (c8k4R)

7 Thanks everyone!  We're not officially booking stuff for probably another few months or so because some stuff is still up in the air, but we've been tossing around ideas and talking about 2014.

Posted by: hil at Saturday, January 12 2013 01:05 PM (c8k4R)

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