It was Friday, June 7th - the day before his 27th Birthday. I was in a horrible mood – it was absolutely down pouring outside so I had been making a pot of his favorite pasta sauce for the party we were having the next day, and I fell asleep on the couch while it was simmering. Needless to say, I woke up to a smoke filled kitchen and a burnt pot of sauce. I threw it out and was scrubbing the pot when he came home, so that I could start over. He was cranky too, and went into the bedroom to change out of his work clothes into sweats like I was wearing. He comes out and says “Let’s play Beer Pong” (the dining room table was cleared off for the first time in months for the party the next day). I responded that I wasn’t playing beer pong, just us, in our apartment. Talk about a pathetic Friday night. So he suggested we play Clue (our FAVORITE board game – I always win ).
Me: “Jon, you can’t play Clue with 2 people”
Him: “No, you can! I looked it up!”
Me: “Ok fine” (thinking “be nice, it’s almost his birthday”)
He goes to start setting up the game board, while I’m still scrubbing this stupid pot. I asked him that before he got started to empty the dishwasher (something he HATES doing) so I was shocked when he came in without complaint and put all the dishes away in less than a minute flat. He hustles back into the living room to set up the game board and pieces. I come in a few minutes later and sit down on the floor and he jumps up and says “No! Sit here!”. I told him it makes no difference where I sit, so I stayed where he was and (looking back on it) he looks a little nervous, but he lets it go, not want to make a big deal out of it. (Later I found out he had hidden the ring under the couch behind where he was *supposed* to sit, but I had taken his spot) We play the game and (no surprise) I was making my accusation “Miss Scarlet, in the Living Room, with the Revolver”. So I open up the envelope with the Clue cards inside to see if I’m right. The top card says “Living Room” and the card under it has a picture of him on it with his name, and underneath that card is a card that says “The Ring”. My mind couldn’t process what was happening!!! While my jaw drops open and I’m staring at the cards he reaches under the couch behind me and gets on one knee and proposes! I have no idea what he said because I wasn’t listening – I just wanted him to stop talking so I could say yes!!! (Side note – the cards he had taken out of the deck to make the game work WERE Miss Scarlet, in the Living Room, with the Revolver – so not only did I win the best fiancé ever, I also won yet another game of Clue!)