News, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:54am

Here’s some news. Significant Other and I are getting married.

Probably soon, probably near, certainly small. More details, in moderation, to follow.

I’m very, very happy.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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  • I’m new here but cannot help but have a wee rush of excitement.
    How lovely for you.

    8:15 pm
    Lisa said...

    Oh gosh. To everyone. I’m overwhelmed by the support and encouragement. Thank you all so very, very, much.

  • Congratulations!

  • Congratulations. How exciting? Can’t wait to see what you decide to wear for your wedding. You know that inquiring minds want to know.

  • Would echo everyone of Blackbird’s comments. Congratulations! Uplifting news for a Saturday!

  • This is wonderful! Best wishes for your continued happiness!

  • Whahoo!
    That is fabulous news Lisa!
    I know how much you love weddings so it will be fun to tag along for the plans and snippets.

    Huge Hugs to you!

  • mazel tov!

    7:52 pm
    Danielle said...

    I second it! :)

  • Oh, how wonderful! You must be over the moon!

  • So happy for you Twitter Mom! Lots of love and many hugs.


  • Congratulations! So excited for you! Will be looking forward to the glimpses of your big day that you graciously share.

  • Oh Lisa – so many congratulations to you both. I really have goosebumps!

    8:48 am
    Flo said...

    GOOSEBUMPS here toooooo!

    xo xo xo

  • And no more “Pretend Weddings” on Pinterest!

  • Fabulous news! Congratulations and Best Wishes to you!!

  • Ooooh congrats!!! I’m so happy for you!

  • Oh, so happy and excited for you both! Conratulations and much happiness to you. Thrilling. A wedding in the family.

  • congratulation. I got married for the second time in my 50s and it is the best.

  • Oh, Lisa! Warmest congratulations–I’m so happy for you and your loved ones.

  • Me too I have goosebumps! I am so happy and excited for you Lisa. This is a new chapter and I hope it brings you much joy.

  • Wonderful! I am so happy for you! Congrats!

  • I rarely comment but I always look forward to reading your blog. I have been inspired, challenged, moved to tears, laughter and had ‘aha’ moments through your writing and your wonderful reader’s responses.

    Even though I don’t know you, as I read your post my heart lifted and I feel so happy for you as I would for a friend.

    Blessings on you both.

    And on another note, I am also looking forward to the vicarious excitement of finding out WHAT WILL YOU WEAR and all the attendant details.

    9:45 am
    Marcy Simmons said...

    Perfectly said!
    Wonderful happy news, Lisa! Congratulations to you and your lucky “S.O.”
    Thank you for including us all on your virtual guest list.

  • How wonderful! Best wishes, all the happiness to you both.

  • Congratulations, Lisa!!!!!
    So excited for you! Goosebumps here, too!!
    Wishing you an abundance of life’s blessings.

    8:55 am
    Bunny Williams said...

    Goosebumps and poopy depends, you mean. Don’t you, Candace? *giggles*

    Y’all know I’m the patron saint of giggles and mirth?!

  • I’m so excited I pooped my depends! Much / Mush love to you both!

  • Congrats! You’ll have to blog about the wedding planning of course!

  • Congratulations , I wish I could come up with some wise and eloquent advice, but, I wish you lots of joy together in this new path that starts.

  • So happy for you both!

  • That is fantastic news – congratulations!

  • Congratulations!

    Delighted that you’re delighted.

  • SO happy for you! YAAAAAAAY! Looking forward to the tasteful small wedding outfit posts…..

  • What a lovely post for the first weekend of summer! My very best wishes to you both.

  • Congratulations! Love is a wonderful thing. Happy for you :)
    p.s. check out my Facebook page if you are looking for some elegant wedding ideas:

  • Check out Lena Medoyeff Studio for a stunning dress perfect for your style!

  • How marvelous and so exciting! Congratulations!

  • Very best wishes!!!

  • Congratulations Lisa. I am so very happy for you.

  • Very exciting. Congratulations!

  • How lovely – and thanks for sharing and bringing a smile this morning! Congratulations to S.O., and all happiness to you (this is how I was taught to offer my good wishes on a marriage or engagement; I wonder if you were taught the same).

    9:37 am
    Linda @ a design snack said...

    Marsha, me too but am guilty of ignoring this lesson.

  • So happy for you! Congratulations!

    I’m looking forward to see what you masterfully conjure for your ensemble.

  • Best wishes to you both!!

  • Oh congratulations!! I am smiling for you!

  • Congratulations!

  • Wonderful news!! Congratulations.

    Like Hostess, I’m looking forward to hearing about your planning and details, that is if you don’t mind sharing them.

  • And I too was told that you only congratulate the groom, but that seems so old school to me. Like the bride is just a possession to be handed from her father to the groom! Mind you he is pretty lucky to get you ;)

  • Best Wishes! I know you’ll enjoy revisiting your Pinterest board of weddings!

  • Mazel tov, Lisa!

    (Or in keeping with proper WASP etiquette: Best wishes to the bride, congratulations to the groom!) :-)

  • Happiness! A million congratulations!

  • Congratulations Lisa!
    This was an expected piece of happy news!

  • Hello Lisa – I have been reading your blog for quite a while but never commented before. Congratulations!!! So happy for you.

    10:30 am
    Patricia said...

    Oops – I mean, best wishes to you, congratulations to your Significant Other!!

  • I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND SIGNIFICANT OTHER!!! (yes I was shouting it~ You deserve lots of joy and happiness!)

  • I am reading this on my lunch break and as soon as I saw the word news I was hopeful it might be this. You are such a wonderful person and I am so happy you found happiness. Wishing you many wonderful years together! xoxo

  • Such wonderful news. Thank you for sharing it with us. Wishing both of you the greatest joy and a blissful union.

  • Congratulations!

    (I am a faithful reader of your blog, but I think this is the first time I’ve ever commented!)

    I hope you will post some details of your wedding day ensemble (dress, jewelry, shoes), and perhaps a wedding pic or two!


  • Lisa, that is wonderful !!

  • This just made me smile!
    (And gave me some hope!)

  • Congratulations to him and my best wishes to you! I could not be happier for you! Your pinterest board on Imaginary weddings has not been overlooked by me.

  • Congratulations, much happiness and many blessings!

  • Now THAT is one smart, cool guy. What a great choice he’s made. Congratulations to both of you !!

  • Tears have just sprung into my eyes.

    What a lucky man.

    xo Jane

  • Thanks for sharing your joyful news. Congrats!

  • Congratlations!

  • Truly celebratory news! Best, best wishes to you all!

  • Lisa

    So exciting and as we say mazes tov

  • Such happy news! Commitment and contentment all wrapped up into a glorious (big or small) ceremony. Like everyone else here, excited to hear about the hunt for wedding splendor.

  • Wonderful news!

  • Dear Lisa,

    I had to delurk (I am a long time reader but have never commented) to congratulate you on your wonderful news! I wish you both many years of happiness and good health.

    Valerie S.

  • Wonderful news! I wish you both a long and happy marriage.

  • Yay! What lovely news!

    Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

  • Congratulations!! Such good news!

  • Very happy news Lisa. Congratulations to you and your fiancée. I look forward to hearing more about the festivities (and pretty things!) here and on FB and Pinterest.

  • Congratulations! This is very exciting. All the wedding pins on Pinterest now make a lot more sense.

  • This makes my heart lift.

    Congratulations!! Blessings upon both of you, and the happiest of lives together.

  • Oh goodness, what beautiful news! Congratulations to your betrothed and a bushel of big, happy, joyous hugs to you! Your news truly made the day brighter, I couldn’t be happier for you. :)

  • How WONDERFUL! I wish you every possible happiness, Lisa!

    As a side note, I also can’t wait to find out what you wear for your wedding, should you choose to share that :)

    I am so happy for your happiness!

  • Now that is the best thing I have heard all day! Congratulations my friend!!

  • Congrats!

  • Today is our wedding anniversary and it was lovely to hear your news! Congratulations!

  • Yay! So happy for you.

  • So happy for you dear Lisa!

    Art by Karena

  • Wonderful news! Best wishes to you both.

  • Wonderful, wonderful news. Love and best wishes to you both.


  • Felicitations! I enjoy your blog and your writing and this seems like a good occasion to say so.

    5:19 am
    (Not That) Joan said...

    Yes, what Nadya said. I feel as though it is happening to a friend! My good wishes to you both.

  • Congratulations! It took Best Beloved two years to decide he wanted to marry me, then another seven waiting for me to be ready for the idea

    4:29 am
    Flo said...

    Me too, a time frame just exactly like that! We were getting ready to go to our atty to file wills and a few other things, and at the last minute just said, why don’t we just put another document in the stack for him to sign. It was getting the license at the courthouse that really set the tone of hilarity though, the poor teenage clerk behind the counter must not see many 60 year old couples apply for marriage licenses, you could read her surprise! Unlike Lisa, we told everyone after the fact.

    Happiness to you and SO, Lisa!

  • Oh! That is wonderful news! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to hear more about it. Love is grand, and love at this age is the grandest.

  • Congratulations!
    I am always happy to read such good news especially at our age when it usually is a second marriage but surely incorporates all the experience and life challenges we have gone through already.

    All the best and I am very excited to learn more about your plans and preparations.

    Lady of Style

  • Congratulations! As I am also betrothed I can’t wait to see what you are planning so I can take a page out of your book! Best wishes to you both.

  • Congratulations. That is wonderful

  • Best Wishes, Lisa- for a life full of happiness and love!!!!!!

  • How wonderful! Felicitations to you!

  • Congratulations! I am very happy for you both!

  • Fantastic news. Best wishes.

    I was reading NYT mag and this made me think of your post about BBT a show never on my radar until then. I have yet to watch though

  • Congratulations! Many wishes for a happy future together.

  • I don’t know if I have ever commented, although I read your blog on a regular basis.
    Yet, I laughed aloud in surprise and excitement when I read your news.
    Congratulations! And, best wishes for a wonderful wedding day and life together.

  • Fantastic news! Wishing you every blessing!

  • Congratulations to you both!

  • Congratulations, so happy for you!!!

  • In the immortal words of Mr. Spock, may you both “live long and prosper.” Big smiles all ’round.

  • What happy news! Wishing you years and years of joy.

  • Very happy for you!

  • “Some news” indeed. Lovely that you are happy – congratulations!

  • Congratulations! Best wishes to you both.

  • Delighted for you! I also remarried in my early fifties (5 years ago) and these have been the best years of my life. Wishing you the same bliss!

  • Fantastic news! I wish you continuous happiness and reasons to smile.

  • Lisa, I couldn’t be happier for you. It matters not to me what you wear, except that you be ecstatically happy with it.

    My first marriage, at 20, lasted seven years and after it ended I swore I’d never marry again. My life and attitude changed drastically when I got clean and sober four years later, and four years after that I did remarry … on April Fool’s Day 1985.

    It was the perfect date for us, as my husband had made a bet in high school that he’d never marry at all. We’ve bumbled along for 28 years now, amazed at how fun life together is. And that’s my wish for you and your beloved – that whatever life brings your way, you find the fun, the strength, of facing it together.

  • Warmest wishes Lisa! Wishing you sll the very best!

  • many congratulation – what good news – we now need just a few details……

  • Congratulations, Lisa! I’m so thrilled for you and Significant Other. What happy news.

    I’m also very excited to get a peek into your outfit plans via Pinterest (terribly superficial of me, but somehow I think you’ll forgive me).

  • Congratulations and best wishes for health and happiness.

  • Many congratulations,great news,so happy for you.

  • Congratulations. I read your blog a lot and you are great company .

  • This is wonderful news, thanks for sharing your happiness! Many congratulations!!!

  • There is something especially poignant about the engagement of a couple who informed by the wisdom and experience of their pasts have the faith and trust in one another decide to enter into the commitment of a life together in marriage. With their eyes wide open to the many possibilities ahead, this takes a very deep and true love. This is truly thrilling! All the best to you both.

  • A little late to the party here, but congratulations! I wish you both the world of happiness going forward.

  • How utterly wonderful, this has put a huge smile on my face so you must be on cloud 9.

  • Congratulations! Best wishes to you both!

  • Oh my sweet heavens! Many congratulations, and I wish you all the happiness in the world!

  • How wonderful! Congratulations!

  • Congratulations!

  • How wonderful! Wishing you both much happiness for many decades to come!

  • OH my goodness… what wonderful news. I am so very happy for you and S.O. – a million congratulations! Very exciting. S x

  • Oh Lisa! Best wishes on what’s sure to be a lovely ocassion and an even lovelier “ever after.”

  • congratulations!!!

  • Lisa, this is very exciting news! I certainly send along the very best of wishes to you and Significant Other! I will be interested in hearing more!

  • Sending you and your partner all good wishes for the future.

  • I wish you joy and engraved writing paper!

  • Wonderful news! I am so very happy for the two of you! Pop the champagne corks, and light some sparklers!! Fondly and with best wishes, Reggie

  • Congratulations and warmest good wishes for a life filled wih love, luck and laughter.


  • Such lovely news! I am veyr happy for you both.

  • Congratulations and best wishes for the two of you.

  • Much much happiness to you both.

  • Wonderful news, may your love only endure, increase and enhance all good things. *Now* can we see a photo of the happy nearlyweds? Come on, everyone- let’s admit we wanna see him.

  • I send you a virtual engagement present of salty air, hydrangea bouquets and sand beneath your toes as you celebrate!

    Best wishes! XO



  • Congratulations Lisa! Wishing you all the best!

  • Marvelous! Wishing you much love and happiness together.

  • So happy for both of you. Best wishes now and going forward.

  • Congratulations and best wishes! :)

  • I don’t comment much here (due to time constraints), but I have followed your blog for a few years now and I would like to warmly congratulate you on this lovely news. It is so nice to hear how happy you are! Best wishes to you and your Significant Other.

  • Hugest congratulations Lisa. Absolutely delighted for you both and looking forward to hearing about the wedding. Xx

  • WOW! Superlative news! I’m so happy for you and SO.

  • Just read – I’m so happy for you! I know this is not a step you take lightly, and a leap of faith you take boldly – as is your nature. Happiness to you both always-

  • Congratulations! Best wishes to you both.

  • Catching up on my blog reading and stumbled across this delightful bit of news. Best wishes to you and Significant Other!

  • Lisa,
    Congratulations, I am so very happy for you. The Significant Other is a very lucky man!
    Like you, I expect to be getting married sooner rather than later….but I haven’t even made a phone call about arranging things. If you have any wedding tips for us second time brides, bring em on.
    Again, I wish you and your fiance the very best.

  • Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the photos!

  • This is exciting! I am behind on my reading of all blogs I follow and earlier today I was reading a post from about 2 weeks ago on APW and saw a comment where you wrote “my first wedding” and I got excited about the idea that maybe you were getting married to your beau. I am glad to have it confirmed and a big congratulations!!!

  • Wonderful news! Best wishes!