Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Purely Personal

This has nothing to do with lupus, but everything to do with my life...

This picture was obviously not taken in Alaska! We went to CA for Christmas this year.

That's right, Dr. Sam is engaged! Please don't be hurt if you don't receive an invitation to the wedding--we plan to elope. Neither of us has the time or inclination to plan a wedding. Plus, we live in Alaska. Most of his family does, too, but none of mine do. That's a heck of a trip for people to make. Anyway, not so much with the traditional wedding.

For those who like to see such things, here's a picture of the (non-diamond, shocking, I know) ring:



It's a sapphire ring with surrounding emeralds. 100% guaranteed conflict-free, both the gems and the white gold. Because such things matter. The wedding band that will eventually accompany it has three more emeralds and fits nicely (in my opinion) with the engagement ring.

In answer to the question everybody asks, no, we don't have a date set yet. Remember, the whole "eloping" thing makes that less of a big deal. And, luckily, his family seems to like me (I bought their acceptance with cheesecakes. Many, many cheesecakes), and my family likes him. So we've got that going for us, which is nice.

So that's my news for the new year. Here's wishing all of you a happy new year, even if you're not planning quite such a dramatic life change in the year to come!






10 comments:

  1. Sam, how wonderful. You deserve someone who can see your real beauty (and true grit and incredible determination.) The ring is lovely. It doesn't have to be a diamond. From what your mom says, the guy really is a jewel. And living your life joyfully is the best slap in the face you can give to lupus! I hope it is wonderful whenever and wherever you actually get married.

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    1. Thanks! I think he's a good guy. (And I'm very happy with my ring--he had me pick out a couple, and then he chose between them). We're an odd couple--the guy raised in small town Alaska and the state-hopping scientist from Palo Alto, CA, but it works. And that's what matters!

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  2. Well, he does have good taste in women. And didn't you spend a small part of your childhood under 6 feet of snow in New Hampshire or Vermont? You're just returning to your forgotten roots.

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    1. I did spend about three years in New Hampshire as a child, and then six years in Vermont as a doctoral student. So, yes, I suppose you could say I'm returning to my roots!

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  3. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. :) Yep, we done eloped! Pictures in a more recent post!

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  4. Congratulations and best wishes to both of you!

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  5. You turned five the month after we arrived in California, and you got a whole lot of snow that last winter in New Hampshire. I remember the time you said you wanted to play on the swingset, and I looked out the second-story window with you and told you, Try to find it first.

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  6. Far more importantly, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I am going to book one of wedding venues Los Angeles on my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary for their vow renewal. Really want to select a venue which they will like and within my budget as have to do many other arrangements too.

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