Send me flowers.My husband has learned after 17 years of marriage, and 4 years of dating, to never ever send me flowers. A flower delivery truck can send me over the edge.
You're probably stuck on those numbers...I don't look that old do I? Ok, don't do the math, I'll do it for you. I was 16 when we met, and 20 when we got married...a month shy of 21. I know, I was a BABY. So, now I'm 29, right?
Anyway...I'll let you do the rest of the math.
Just don't send me flowers.
I don't do bouquets.
I don't do flower arrangements.
Without a meltdown.
It's a little quirk, I know.
If you do bring me flowers, from the garden is great, and the wilder the better.
... a plastic wrap from the grocery store or market, no problem.
Just, please, no red roses, or anything in tones of mauve, or white daisies.
Or anything artfully arranged.
If it is, I'll rip it apart and disperse it all throughout our home. I'll also have a meltdown that will put me in my closet crying for a bit. I may even put a call into a friend.
A rose in the bathroom...yellow is fine.
On the birdbath...this pink is fine.
In a little pitcher on the counter, no problem.
The red roses, or mauve flowers, or daisies, will be put at the nearby nursing home on someone's little ledge...to make their day.
They might even be placed on a neighbor's doorstep.
The red roses, mauve ones, and daisies, or anything arranged reminds me of funerals. When you're little and go to a lot of them for people you love, you have a lot of visual memories. For me, all of the above bring out my darkest of days....and cause a meltdown.
My sweet husband brought flowers home from the grocery store last night, and left them to sit in a vase of water. I found them this morning. It was very sweet...and very thoughtful. They are now dispersed through our home. I'd rather have little flower vases everywhere than one big one that looks like a funeral arrangement.
you learned a little more of my quirks.
Too bad the mauve ones from the grocery store boquet can't make it to your doorstep.
I guess Sofi and Izzy have a few deliveries to make. :)