I'm very excited to share the news that my girlfriend and I got engaged this afternoon -- she's been a little blog-shy, hence the lack of much talk about her on here, but I'm sure she won't mind me saying that she's absolutely terrific -- kind, passionate, decent, I have nothing but good adjectives I could use to describe her. She's finishing up her third year of medical school and planning to become a geriatrician -- which has made her especially helpful with all this grandma stuff, of course. Our two-year anniversary is Monday, and we'd been talking about this stuff for a while, and so she was expecting the proposal then, but I jumped the gun by a few days. Figured I'd be nervous all weekend and give the plan away if I'd waited. Plus I found myself pretty much unable to feel comfortable having an engagement ring in my pocket, for fear of robbers with x-ray vision coming to get me. I can't imagine anyone I'd rather build a life with, and spend a life with. She will likely continue to be blog-shy, and in all honesty, most of us with blogs -- and I'm putting myself at the top of that list -- could probably stand to be a little more blog-shy ourselves.