Monday, March 23, 2009

Ahem, is the microphone on.... I have a little something to announce

Readers of this blog may be familiar with my somewhat chequered history with men and relationships. The only consistent thing in all my failed attempts was, as my mother keenly points out, is me. But after three years in therapy, and five years of blogging about it all, things seem to have fallen nicely into place. I met Subtle through this blog - for some reason, perhaps as a result of his own unhappy circumstances at the time - about three years ago he started reading the ravings of this woman. Apparently he found it interesting, and maybe a little escapist from his own trials, to read about those of someone else. No matter what the reason, he read and liked what he read. After some time he began to comment and then after even more time, we met. Engaging and sweet at the start, and a great friend to have on the other end of the inter-webs.

The emails, turned into phone calls and messaging throughout the day. Before I knew it, I found I got to work in the morning just wanting to get online to tell him what was going on. I knew something was afoot when Kate was visiting on her annual Gastro-Porn tour* and I just had to have her meet Subtle. Within weeks of introducing Kate to Subtle, my friendship with him turned to romance - with the aid of some very fine red wine. And in time the romance has turned into something very wonderful.

Very soon we were living together and sharing every day with each other. And now it has changed yet again. I am happy to announce our engagement. You know, for like marriage and stuff. It seems natural in so many ways, but still clearly wows me. The fact that I woke up at sparrow fart this morning considering wedding "things" shows that this whole thing has taken me for a spin. I am sure before long I will be bandying about the terms like "fiance" and so forth with aplomb. But for now, even thinking it gives me a little giggle inside and a huge case of the "Oh My God's!!!!".


*Known to most people as the "Good Food and Wine Show".

13 comments:

Katagal Kapers said...

To you both a hearty congratulations, am indeed very happy for you both!

Anonymous said...

I have been checking out your blog for some time now - via a link on Kate's page....and haven't commented until now. Today announcement made me smile and I just wanted to say "CONGRATULATIONS!"

Katja said...

Ho and Mr Ho,

Joelst and I are both so very happy for you and really looking forward to TBD in August. Susie also sends her congrats and big smiles!

My offspring is currently being a complete pork chop so I need to go and relieve Joel as the wailing is quite something, even from the other end of the house.

PS - I don't know who that person above is, but I believe it may be someone from Mexico.

Sleepydumpling said...

Congratulations!

Jules said...

Hey there sweetness.

I have read for yonks now but mostly just on bloglines, I used to comment a bit but times got busy ....

Anyway, wanted to say a heartfelt congratulations and is so great to see the way your life has changed and turned over the years. Best wishes to you and your fiance.

jo_blue said...

So glad for you both that life's taken such a happy turn. Congratulations!

GiggleWorthy said...

That is awesome - congratulations to you both!

Anonymous said...

I'm not from Mexico, I'm from Canberra :-) ...well, sort of!

alphawoman said...

I am so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Mexico and Canberra are similar.

Katja said...

That *is* Mexico!

(South of the border, down Mexico way!)

Anonymous said...

A big friendly CONGRATs from me as well Ms.K (and Subtle)
Pingu

Owen said...

Hi Kath & Subtle,

I too have read Kath's blog for a quite a while, sometimes nearly in tears as my heart went out to her. When I read that she had met someone special it filled my heart with gladness. Congratulations to you both and I truly wish you both the best years to come. Thanks Kath for always an interesting read.