I just found out last night. Over the phone. She & I are the only siblings in our family. Now that was shocking (forget davorg's Christmas rants
;)). Unfortunately, I didn't react as I should have (let's blame the shock, shall we?). The conversation went something like this:
Em (my sister): Guess what? I'm engaged!
Dead silence for a minute or two
Me: Well, I'm happy for you, that's great.
More silence (we're powerful communicators, the two of us)
Me: So this is what you want, right?
Me (foot already in mouth ... but wait, there's more!): So what are you guys going to do about jobs? (they're both unemployed)
Mom: What did you say? She ran out of the room crying.
*sigh* ... I can be such an arse sometimes. Consequently, I spent the next hour on the phone apologizing profusely to Em and telling her how happy I was for her.
I'm sure there are going to be a LOT more journal entries on this topic ... while I am happy for Em, I have some concerns. But I shouldn't have brought them up then ... and I don't know if I can ever bring them up now. Stupid me.