Love is choosing joy

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

—Plato

 


 
Joy, wonder and amazement. And most of all, love.
 
Happy Love Thursday.

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169 Responses to “Love is choosing joy”

  1. 1
    Daily Tragedies November 2, 2006 at 12:02 am #

    OMG! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

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    julie November 2, 2006 at 12:35 am #

    Congratulations!!!!!!! So thrilled for you. Now, exactly how long have you been hiding this awesome news and waiting for love Thursday to share???

    Doing a stupid-looking happy dance in my kitchen at midnight for a woman I’ve never met. Ah, the internet.

  3. 3
    Karin November 2, 2006 at 1:15 am #

    Yay! Congratulations! :D

  4. 4
    Cele November 2, 2006 at 1:25 am #

    Dayum, he’s a smart man. Congrats.

    Love the quote

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    Lauren November 2, 2006 at 1:48 am #

    It’s truly beautiful. Congratulations.

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    Horrible Warning November 2, 2006 at 2:25 am #

    Wow! Many many congratulations. Isn’t it amazing how love can come up and surprise you after all this time?

    Looks like it was well worth the wait.

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    Genevieve November 2, 2006 at 2:50 am #

    WOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    Mazel tov to you and Otto!!! Yay!

  8. 8
    Alan November 2, 2006 at 4:01 am #

    Congratulations – I’m thrilled for you.

  9. 9
    karen t November 2, 2006 at 4:11 am #

    Congratulations and celebrations!!!!! Pretty hand with pretty ring!!!

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    birchsprite November 2, 2006 at 4:30 am #

    whooooooooooo hooooooooooo Congratulations! Hoorah! Excellent news!!!!

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    hollygee November 2, 2006 at 4:33 am #

    Ditto, ditto, ditto. How wonderful.

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    Alison November 2, 2006 at 4:53 am #

    Many, many congratulations to both of you!!! What wonderful news….now, c’mon, give us some details!

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    Chookooloonks November 2, 2006 at 5:40 am #

    Dear Lord, FINALLY! I’ve been checking all week for this photo! :o)

    Happy, happy, happy, happy, friend. Forget Happy Love Thursday. Happy LIFE.

    K.

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    paige November 2, 2006 at 6:07 am #

    Congratulations, felicitations, best wishes and wow, that the zoomdaddywah of posts!

    I’m so happy for you, Mir!

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    Terri November 2, 2006 at 6:26 am #

    Congratulations!!! I too have been watching all week for this, hoping that it was true. Details are forthcoming, I hope…

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    Niki November 2, 2006 at 7:12 am #

    Details, woman, details! Congratulations to you all!

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    Dawn November 2, 2006 at 7:16 am #

    Congratulations, happy happy joy joy!!!

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    rachel November 2, 2006 at 7:17 am #

    wowza!
    congratulations! I’m so so so happy for you!

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    Sara November 2, 2006 at 7:20 am #

    Woot!! God’s blessings to you!

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    Lilymane November 2, 2006 at 7:24 am #

    To join the clamor – congratulations and the bestest best for you, Otto, and your family!

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    Amy November 2, 2006 at 7:37 am #

    Yippee! I have happy goosebumps from that photo! :)

  22. 22
    Brigitte November 2, 2006 at 7:38 am #

    Eeeee!! Purty ring, too, that’s the kind I like!

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    Brigitte November 2, 2006 at 7:39 am #

    Oooh, but where will you live (why, oh why, do I always think of the “but” too quickly?)

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    Dawn November 2, 2006 at 7:45 am #

    Many, many congratulatons!

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    D November 2, 2006 at 7:46 am #

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! I’m really happy for you and Otto, as well as Chickadee and Monkey. Yay!

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    LyndaL November 2, 2006 at 7:50 am #

    Oh! Oh! Oh! Congratulations! Fantastic! Wonderful! So happy for you!

    And also…..DETAILS!!!!!!!

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    tori November 2, 2006 at 7:57 am #

    Congratulations! How hard was it for you to keep it secret until today???? Will you be posting details? I’m so happy for you!!!! Also, you have very pretty, very perfect nails.

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    dad November 2, 2006 at 8:03 am #

    And now the whole blogoshere knows!
    Wishing you both “love thursday” every day.

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    foodmomiac November 2, 2006 at 8:04 am #

    MIR!!!!!!!!!!!!
    what a start to the day.
    congratulations!

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    Bob November 2, 2006 at 8:19 am #

    well, he finally wore you down, huh?

    Congratulations. You are a truely special person and Otto is a very lucky man. You deserve all of the happiness in the world.

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    Annabelle November 2, 2006 at 8:21 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS! Obviously your promise of [redacted] won him over…

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    Jen November 2, 2006 at 8:26 am #

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for all of you! You deserve every happiness. Can’t wait to hear the story of it all!

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    LB November 2, 2006 at 8:28 am #

    Congrats! I love the ring!

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    chris November 2, 2006 at 8:39 am #

    I am confused…. ;-)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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    Kellie November 2, 2006 at 8:40 am #

    Happy dancing around the dining room :) Congrats to all of you!!

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    Stacia November 2, 2006 at 8:43 am #

    Congratulations!!! Otto obviously has wonderful taste in both woman and rings!

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    dcfullest November 2, 2006 at 8:55 am #

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Otto November 2, 2006 at 8:56 am #

    Who gave you THAT?

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    el-e-e November 2, 2006 at 8:56 am #

    How beautiful! Happy Love!!

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    Suebob November 2, 2006 at 8:58 am #

    Has he realized yet that he is the luckiest man on earth? I hope so.

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    Beachgal November 2, 2006 at 8:58 am #

    Hooray! Congratulations! I’m very happy for you! Hope we get to hear all the details! Again, YAY!

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    liz November 2, 2006 at 9:00 am #

    sososososososo excited for you and Otto and Chickadee and Monkey!!!! does this mean you might be moving close to bulldogs (and therefore closer to me, someone you’ve never met but who is so happy for you)? and to think i found out on joshilyn’s blog. honestly. :) oh, and the ring is absolutely LOVELY!

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    Carmen November 2, 2006 at 9:00 am #

    WOW. I’m stunned and amazed, and extremely happy for both of you!

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    Mir November 2, 2006 at 9:01 am #

    Otto says:

    Who gave you THAT?

    Wow, you forgot already? No [redacted] for you, Mister!

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    Jacqueline November 2, 2006 at 9:02 am #

    Yaaay!! Congratulations! So happy for you both :)

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    Ben November 2, 2006 at 9:02 am #

    Otto is cracking me up here.

    Congrats, I’ll be the mild-mannered stalker sitting next to his mailbox waiting for formal details… ;)

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    Karen November 2, 2006 at 9:06 am #

    Congratulations!!!!

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    Ei November 2, 2006 at 9:07 am #

    Crying…very nice.

    Mir, I’ve been back reading your old entries all this year, from when times were, well, different than now since my times have been kinda like that this year. You give me hope. Thank you.

    Happiest of Love Thursdays to you.

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    Leah November 2, 2006 at 9:10 am #

    Hooray!!!!!!!!!

    And what a beautiful ring. Good job, Otto.

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    Karen November 2, 2006 at 9:13 am #

    Oh geeze, urm…wait, sorry—-Best Wishes! I forgot my manners in all the excitement.

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    David November 2, 2006 at 9:13 am #

    Oh man, absolutely EVERYBODY beat me to the comments this morning (except Kira. Ha!). Congrats, you two! Wishing you many happy oil changes and [redacted];-) Btw, lovely hands, Mir.

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    Jean November 2, 2006 at 9:17 am #

    Oh Mir, how absolutely beautiful. Congratulations, many blessings to you :)

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    Susan November 2, 2006 at 9:17 am #

    Yippee! Congratulations!

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    Jabberwocky November 2, 2006 at 9:19 am #

    Congratulations!!!!

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    BethR November 2, 2006 at 9:24 am #

    Congratuations to both of you!

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    Susan November 2, 2006 at 9:28 am #

    *smooch* (and one for Otto, too!)

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    Kate November 2, 2006 at 9:28 am #

    How exciting! Congrats to both of you!

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    Sharkey November 2, 2006 at 9:28 am #

    Woohoo! Otto dropped a little hint at his site the other day, and I’ve been wondering ever since.

    Congratulations!

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    Caren November 2, 2006 at 9:34 am #

    Congratulations Mir!!!!! Good job, Otto!

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    Christina November 2, 2006 at 9:34 am #

    That is awesome!!! Congratulations Mir and Otto!!

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    Sara November 2, 2006 at 9:46 am #

    I very seldom comment, but always read. My very best wishes to your entire family. What a beautiful love story you two have created and shared. Thanks for letting us come along on the ride.

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    Irab November 2, 2006 at 9:48 am #

    Mazel tov, Mir!

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    Emily November 2, 2006 at 9:48 am #

    Congrats!

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    Sheryl November 2, 2006 at 9:49 am #

    Yay for you! Congratulations!

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    Brenda November 2, 2006 at 9:50 am #

    I just squealed and jumped up like a little girl!! You deserve so much happiness! Congratulations Mir and Otto!

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    rudolf November 2, 2006 at 9:54 am #

    Wow, that’s probably good for quite a few [redacted]!!!

    Seriously, though, good for you, congratulations, and I wish both of you many happy Love Thursdays. You both deserve it.

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    mar November 2, 2006 at 9:57 am #

    Now how will you top this Love Thursday???? Congratulations to all of you!!

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    Elleana November 2, 2006 at 10:01 am #

    WooHoo!!
    Congratulations!

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    Lesley November 2, 2006 at 10:04 am #

    Congratulations, Mir.

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    Gem November 2, 2006 at 10:06 am #

    Congratulations Mir! May you continue to have all this wonderful love and good energy… you deserve it.

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    parodie November 2, 2006 at 10:11 am #

    For real?? Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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    Northern Girl November 2, 2006 at 10:15 am #

    OMG! Congratulations!

    Now…details, please. Don’t leave anything out! :)

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    Kim November 2, 2006 at 10:16 am #

    Congratulations, you two!!! Sooo very happy for you both!

    :) :) :)

    Can’t wipe the grin off my face ~

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    chanster November 2, 2006 at 10:22 am #

    YAY! Congratulations!!

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    Valbee November 2, 2006 at 10:23 am #

    Congrats to both of you! (And Otto’s comment made me bust out laughing.)

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    DebR November 2, 2006 at 10:28 am #

    Congratulations!!! :-D

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    lastewie November 2, 2006 at 10:29 am #

    Oh MY! SO SO SO happy for you both! And I go to Athens, GA from time to time to visit a friend…if you end up there, I mean. OMG so many things to consider!

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    Cathy November 2, 2006 at 10:30 am #

    How wonderful!!

    Now take it from me: run to Vegas and get married by a midget. My wedding is next month, and I wish I’d done that!

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    Missy November 2, 2006 at 10:32 am #

    Awwww! Congratulations!

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    Aimee November 2, 2006 at 10:38 am #

    ohmygodohmygodohmygod! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Oh, I am SOSOSO happy for you guys. That is just wonderful. Congratulations!!!

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    Kady November 2, 2006 at 10:38 am #

    Happiness and joy! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

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    Andie November 2, 2006 at 10:40 am #

    Congratulations Mir and Otto!

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    shannon November 2, 2006 at 10:47 am #

    that’s purtty!

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    Edgy Mama November 2, 2006 at 10:48 am #

    Woo-hoot!

    Congrats, girl!!!

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    Lessa November 2, 2006 at 11:00 am #

    WHOO! Congrats!

    And Otto’s comment made me snort diet coke. Thanks. *L*

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    The Other Leanne November 2, 2006 at 11:07 am #

    SHAZZAM!

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    Kira November 2, 2006 at 11:12 am #

    *grin*
    So happy for y’all.
    Now you have to tell the story. The WHOLE story, because it’s a fable of hope.

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    Mysh November 2, 2006 at 11:14 am #

    Uh huh. I KNEW something was up when you posted the other day about going over to another state and visiting people with Otto! Visits of that caliber are usually reserved for BIG announcements!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS to you both and infinite blessings to your family! :O)

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    Pieces November 2, 2006 at 11:17 am #

    Otto’s funny. Congratulations to you both! The ring is beautiful!

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    Jo November 2, 2006 at 11:24 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    Wow!!

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    Catherine November 2, 2006 at 11:37 am #

    Is that what I think it is? Congratulations!

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    daring one November 2, 2006 at 11:38 am #

    Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. How could you wait till THURSDAY??!! Congratulations!

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    Hope November 2, 2006 at 11:39 am #

    Whoo Whoo!

    Congrats!

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    Allanna November 2, 2006 at 11:43 am #

    Yay! Yay! Yay!! I’m so totally thrilled for you and Otto! I had to immediately text my husband (and he’s thrilled for you two as well).

    Okay, now to compose myself before the munchkin brigade start to wonder how their mom went bonkers.

    But I’m totally excited and happy for you!

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    motherbumper November 2, 2006 at 11:53 am #

    Congratulations! I wish you a wonderful life together.

    I love your blog Mir and I’m so happy that you shared this loving news with me (us.. oh you know, the blogsphere).

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    Jenn2 November 2, 2006 at 11:54 am #

    Mazel Tov, lady! This is the happiest I’ve ever been for someone I’ve never met. May your life together be filled with joy, laughter, and most of all,love.

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    birchsprite November 2, 2006 at 11:55 am #

    More Info please…… I keep on checking back to get the full story!

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    Susan November 2, 2006 at 12:07 pm #

    Congratulations to you both!!!!!!!!!

    Now…

    DETAILS, we need DETAILS!

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    daysgoby November 2, 2006 at 12:24 pm #

    Oh!
    So happy for you both!

    (and the kidlets, of course!)

    Happy, Happy Love Thursday, Mir and Otto dear!

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    Katie November 2, 2006 at 12:29 pm #

    YIPPEE!!!!

    This is the best Love Thursday I’ve ever seen.

    Now I feel all mushy inside and I don’t think it’s just the ten pounds of Halloween candy I ate.

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    Nancy November 2, 2006 at 12:37 pm #

    I’m so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!!

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    Jessica November 2, 2006 at 12:38 pm #

    Hooray! Congratulations! But darn you for making me smile this big when my wisdom teeth are KILLING me! Oh well, at least my jaw aches for a good cause now. Again, congratulations.

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    leandra November 2, 2006 at 12:41 pm #

    Can’t wait to hear more… congratulations! :)

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    Sheila November 2, 2006 at 12:45 pm #

    Good on you both! What happy news…congratulations!

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    JuJuBee November 2, 2006 at 12:46 pm #

    Oh that is SO wonderful for you and your family!! Glad I decided to check in here today! Congrats!

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    SweetPea November 2, 2006 at 1:02 pm #

    Long time listener, first time caller… Your daily posts help me get through the tough days with my peanuts, so I’m just so glad to see you surf a wave of unadulterated joy! Felicitations, and may this be the first of many wonderful days to come.

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    Megan November 2, 2006 at 1:05 pm #

    It has all already been said. But I add my CONGARUTLATIONS! and YIPEEE! to the pile. The ring is beautiful.

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    Elizabeth November 2, 2006 at 1:06 pm #

    Now THAT’S a Love Thursday Post! Congratulations to you and Otto!

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    AmyLou November 2, 2006 at 1:06 pm #

    Congratulations! Here’s to you both (and the kids, too)! I can’t wait to read the “story”…and your ring is beautiful.

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    Summer November 2, 2006 at 1:10 pm #

    What? What? What? How can you choose this moment to give us an uncharacteristically brief entry? I can tell that wedding bells are ringing, but is that an engagement ring, or a wedding ring?

    You’ve got to tell us everything. Ooh, I know what will work… I DARE YOU to tell us everything. You can leave out the [redacted] part, but I need to know about your wedding shoes.

    Congratulations, Mir and Otto! Wishing you love and joy forever.

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    Fold My Laundry Please November 2, 2006 at 1:10 pm #

    Congratulations to you! That is such great news! For your gift, I think I’ll mail you all our extra Halloween candy! Don’t worry, I only buy the good stuff!

    From what I’ve read in the comments, it looks like you’d better do a second post today. Otherwise the masses might revolt!

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    Lucinda November 2, 2006 at 1:11 pm #

    Congratulations. Also having happy goosebumps for a woman I have never met but have come to admire. I wish the very best for all of you.

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    Lisa November 2, 2006 at 1:13 pm #

    My congratulations as well!

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    Casey November 2, 2006 at 1:26 pm #

    Ok I forget – do I congradulate him and wish you the best of luck or is it the other way around?

    Anyway! Many happy years to you both!

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    Melissa November 2, 2006 at 1:43 pm #

    Let me be the 482nd person to congratulate you! Congratulations, best wishes, woooohooooooo!!!

    And it’s a lovely ring, by the way.

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    ishouldbeworking November 2, 2006 at 2:01 pm #

    Adding my WHOOOOOT!!!!!! and CONGRATULATIONS to you both! Very nice….and yes, DETAILS, PLEASE?!?!

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    Mom Nancy November 2, 2006 at 2:08 pm #

    Congratulations to both of you!!

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    Mit_Moi November 2, 2006 at 2:13 pm #

    I knew it! I tried to get Otto to fess up on his blog … but he’s a STOIC I tell ya!

    How wonderful to see happy things happening to two special people. And just think … Otto can SHARE in the King bed! (You plan ahead so well Mir).

    Best wishes and Congratulations

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    Crystal November 2, 2006 at 2:13 pm #

    Congratulations!!! Best wishes to you two & your kids!!!

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    Em November 2, 2006 at 2:20 pm #

    Congratulations!

    You better not move. I’m still hanging onto the hope that one day I will run into you at Target and show you all the money I saved. (Some people fantasize about winning the lottery. I’m a simple girl).

    But Congratulations!

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    bad penguin November 2, 2006 at 2:21 pm #

    Wow, congratulations! And what a lovely ring, too!

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    Brigitte November 2, 2006 at 2:30 pm #

    I know I’m posting AGAIN, but I’ve been trying to catch up on your old posts, and I’m still in fall of 2004 – the contrast between what you were going through then, and today, makes me SOOOO happy for you!

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    udge November 2, 2006 at 2:36 pm #

    Wonderful! I wish you both all the best, lots of happiness, joy and home & vehicle maintenance.

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    OneTiredMomma November 2, 2006 at 2:47 pm #

    Ok. Wait. All she showed us was a beautiful pic of a ring on a ring finger. And damn, you got perfect long, skinny, gimme a ring already dammit, fingers!!

    Is this THE ring or is it some kinda “promise” ring – I can’t go jumping to conclusions and be let down later. I just can’t I tell ya…

    I need fill in the blank details.

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    GetSheila November 2, 2006 at 2:48 pm #

    Awwwww. Congratulations you crazy kids!

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    Ei November 2, 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    OneTiredMama – I was skeptical too, but Otto’s blog confirms that they are engaged. That of course doesn’t make for the STORY or anything…but…

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    Rachael November 2, 2006 at 3:33 pm #

    Mir, my warmest congratulations to you and to Otto. Details, honey, details!

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    Contrary November 2, 2006 at 3:42 pm #

    Ok, well, I’m a dunderhead and had NO idea that a visit to relatives meant engagement (despite the fact that Pookie proposed the day after I met his mother for the first time). I saw this when there was only about 3 comments and I didn’t want to be jumping to conclusions. Apparently, I could have safely jumped. Awesome.

    Congratulations, you two!

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    Keryn November 2, 2006 at 3:44 pm #

    I have to add my congratulations to the rest. I love reading about your life and I love the example you set on how to be a great mother and stay sane. What a wonderful event!

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    Sophie November 2, 2006 at 4:04 pm #

    I’ve been reading your blogs for a couple of months now. I am so happy for you! Are you engaged or married? Will you tell us more? Congrats!

    It occurred to me to tother day that the flavor of your postings about Otto had changed… more reserved, more closely held to the vest. That’s the way one acts when the relationship is moving to the next level, I thought to myself. Ah, it’s good to be right.

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    Roshaundra November 2, 2006 at 4:35 pm #

    Congratulations and best wishes to the both of you! What a Love Thursday!!!!

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    Pastormac's Ann November 2, 2006 at 4:43 pm #

    Wow, how wonderful! Happy happy Love Thursday! Wishes for many many days filled with love for you two!

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    angelfeet November 2, 2006 at 5:15 pm #

    That’s so lovely.

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    Kim November 2, 2006 at 5:24 pm #

    You are sooooo pretty!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am so happy for you and Otto!
    It is so nice to hear some good news today!
    Can’t wait to hear the whole story!!!!!

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    Dawn November 2, 2006 at 5:52 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, Otto, and the little ones.

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    Jackie Joy November 2, 2006 at 6:00 pm #

    ~squeeeeeeeeee~

    Yay! Pretty Congratulations and Target Gift Cards for you! Now where is the STORY??!

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    sumo November 2, 2006 at 6:06 pm #

    Congrats! This is the first time I’ve followed an online journal through something like an engagement. Very cool!

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    Liise November 2, 2006 at 6:11 pm #

    YAY! Otto doesn’t have to sleep in the guest room!!!!

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    Liise November 2, 2006 at 6:12 pm #

    AND… DAMN woman – perfect nails much?

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    Aarika November 2, 2006 at 6:16 pm #

    Awwwwwwww yeah.

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    Warrior Knitter November 2, 2006 at 6:29 pm #

    YIPPEE!!

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    Casey November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #

    Sooo, cleaning out under the sink is to make room for Otto’s things??? Was that a hint even back then?

    AND – are you going to make him keep his shorts under the sink? We need details. Oh and, congrats. real, huge, big, CONGRATS. I love love.

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    Andrea November 2, 2006 at 8:35 pm #

    WOW and a huge congrats to you both!
    What great news this Thursday….

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    Judy November 2, 2006 at 8:41 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D

    So very happy for you and Otto!!

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    Janis November 2, 2006 at 9:05 pm #

    This is big news. I’m so very happy for you and I’m sure when he gave you the ring your hair looked fabulous! Big HUGS to you both!

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    Dawn November 2, 2006 at 9:16 pm #

    when when when is the wedding? are WE ALL invited?
    congrats!!!
    I am SO envious!!

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    Her Bad Mother November 2, 2006 at 9:46 pm #

    Joy of the good, indeed.

    BIG. FAT. HUG.

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    Tiny Coconut November 2, 2006 at 10:08 pm #

    Mazel, mazel, mazel, mazel, tov, tov, tov, tov!!!!

    Talk about your Love Thursday!

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    Deb November 2, 2006 at 10:18 pm #

    Hey! Whoduhthunk he’d finally be able to wear you down to a yes!? May your days with Otto continue to be as wonderful as they have always been and Otto…I know you know you have a few treasures in your life. Congratulations to you both.

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    mojo November 2, 2006 at 10:39 pm #

    Conga-rat-ululations!

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    alice November 2, 2006 at 11:19 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m not used to tearing up about people whom I’ve never met, but here I am – teary! You have seemed so happy in these past months, and I’m so glad for you both that you’ve found one another. I wish you every happiness.

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    diane November 2, 2006 at 11:29 pm #

    Mir!!!!!!!!!! ((cyber hugs))
    Congrats. You so deserve this!

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    Muirnait November 3, 2006 at 4:03 am #

    There are ever so many comments on here! It’s a *lovely* ring. I really, really, really like it. (I’m very repeaty lately.) I’m super happy for you guys.

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    Busy Mom November 3, 2006 at 9:41 am #

    WHOA!!! WOW!!!! HOORAY!!!

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    Jenrigg November 3, 2006 at 9:43 am #

    Hip hip hooraaaaay! Fantastic news :)

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    Amy November 3, 2006 at 9:54 am #

    Congrats! This is such a happy thing to see!

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    WendyC November 3, 2006 at 9:58 am #

    wooHOOOOOOO so happy for you! :)

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    LizP November 3, 2006 at 10:59 am #

    A million YAY’s and CONGRATULATIONS!

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    mom on a wire November 3, 2006 at 1:00 pm #

    Yayayayayayayayayyyyyyyyyy!! Congratulations to everyone! Yay!

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    Melanie November 3, 2006 at 9:40 pm #

    Congratulations!!!!

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    carson November 4, 2006 at 5:03 pm #

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

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    Heather Cook November 4, 2006 at 5:49 pm #

    Woot! Yes! That’s so exciting!!

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    Velma November 4, 2006 at 8:05 pm #

    Yay! Yipee! Hooray!

    I’m not sure how I missed this, since I’m usually reading here everyday, but congratulations! Like others have said, its a little odd that I’m so happy for someone I’ve never met, but you deserve it!

    (Did I say “Yay!” yet? Whatever – YAY!)

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    Mom101 November 4, 2006 at 10:17 pm #

    Let me be the billionth person to squeal and shriek with unbridled joy.

    So so so happy for you Mir. I love it when good things happen to good people.

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    Jenna November 5, 2006 at 8:35 am #

    Crap! It IS beautiful! :)

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    Fraulein N November 6, 2006 at 11:52 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS, Mir! That’s a lovely ring!

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    InterstellarLass November 6, 2006 at 12:27 pm #

    Congrats Mir. I wish you both much happiness and joy.

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    Latte Man November 7, 2006 at 1:33 pm #

    I so hate being late to the party… but… better late than never… Right?

    Congratulations!

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    becky November 9, 2006 at 12:03 pm #

    that’s what i get for being busy and not stopping by regularly. and i found out when i saw your comment over on amateur gourmet, even.

    well, congrats! sounds like you’re happy. if it makes you feel better, i still giggle when i say husband. we were together a loooong time before we married. and it’s my second marriage. but i still giggle.

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