I know the title of this blog is slightly beneath a wordsmith of my caliber, but I feel that I have limited capacity today. I am somewhat spent.
Last week, my sister and Ernie went to South Dakota. Periodically I would get a picture message of Falls Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and yes the desert bar of a Golden Corral. I would mock my sister for sending me a picture of a dessert bar in a Golden Corral, but I once took a picture of a taco bar in a gas station in eastern Iowa with my camera phone. The list of things Carla has sent me pictures of would fill a book. I guess this might be a genetic characteristic of the Bennett family.
On Wednesday of last week I was toiling away with the tools of my trade at the Computer Mine when I turned around and Teresa and Ernie were standing behind me.
She told me that they were engaged.
I said, “Awesome!”
She said, “That was the right response.”
But as glad as I am to have Ernie officially joining the family, my favorite moment of the announcement came next.
She held out her hand and showed me the ring. I did the guy thing where I looked over the thing and acted like I had an opinion on jewelry.
Then Teresa said, “I know I shouldn’t want a diamond. I have seen Blood Diamond.”
My constant preaching on how the diamond industry is one of the greatest evils in the world had finally made a convert, sort of.
At least that is what I tell myself. The truth is that Teresa was probably just trying to avoid the lecture.
Either way, it is exciting news.
So we got together on Saturday and took some pictures.
No words on wedding plans yet, as the wedding is probably 2 years off in the future, but I’m sure I will get a sweet job. Something like “Guest Book Attendant”. Don’t even think you will get into this wedding without signing the Guest Book!