Monday, February 12, 2007

When it rains it pours, and something's in the water.

My little brother got engaged this weekend. To do the deed, he put together a scrapbook of pictures from their relationship. On the last page it asked her to marry him and he was ready with the ring. We've all been waiting impatiently for him to finally do it since he got the ring in December. Saturday night, he called me up, told me she said yes, and then joked that they are getting married next weekend (not very likely given the number of bridal magazines she already has). Then I hear his fiance in the background yelling, "I need dental insurance!" Cute. They are made for each other. He's been in love with her since he was, at most, 10 and she was 15.

As I mentioned in my last post, my sister is 2 months pregnant. This was an unplanned plan. She'd gone off the pill in December thinking now was the right time. Then decided she'd go back on the pill in January because it wasn't the right time. In those brief 30 days, things happened. So on the one hand, they were ready. On the other hand they weren't. I just hope to god I am not as fertile as she is.

If I'd waited until now to get divorced, we could have accomplished the relationship triumverate - engaged, married/pregnant, divorced.

Of course, if I had waited, I would probably be on trial for murder now instead of living happily as a divorcee. So it's just as well I didn't try to compete with the siblings. Congratulations all around!

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