We wound up at the Willow House, and amazingly enough, saia1 was there!
When we got home, I lit three candles. The large vanilla Happy Household candle, just on general principle, a black "a crazy lot of people need jobs, yo" votive candle, and a green tea light for the safe arrival of our JD.
azwriter asked me if it was Official with Darkside yet. No, no, it is not. Darkside is a wily character and continues to elude things like Official Relationship Status. I do note that perhaps he allowed a little more hand-holding than strictly necessary for the comforting of me, and he has now babbled like that exactly three times: the first time when I told him that Sis had agreed to marry me (then I clarified it was to officiate should I get in the marrying frame of mind), the second time when I let the army brat know that yes, he was my best friend even after it all, and now this time when just chatting about "Read any good books lately?"
Today as I was leaving the workplace, Obso1337 Manager wanted to know if I wanted a cat. It evidently has papers and lo-jack.