So apparently planning a wedding does mean an end to the recurring Sharif-buys-me-an-ugly-engagement-ring dreams. However, if last night is any indication, we're replacing them with destruction-of-the-engagement-ring dreams. Fun! (Dream-Joanna somehow managed to put a hole in the diamond with a thumbtack. I then realized that the stone was hollow and the top was going to come off. I tried to fix it by pinching the edges together like a pie crust. It didn't work.)
Christmas has passed, the New Year is here, fun has been had. I haven't taken down the Christmas tree yet. It's mostly laziness, but at least slightly an unwillingness to part with the holiday season. I was off work for a week and a half! It was thrilling. And we spent time with friends, and we ate lots of good food, and did I mention that I wasn't at work for days and days? Yeah, that was great.