What's Going Down

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Things you can't take back.

Back when my sweet husband and I had only been married a couple of months, he brought me home some flowers for Mother's Day (or some other holiday I can't readily remember). They were, bless his heart, from the grocery store and well, honestly, kind of ugly. I dutifully placed them in a vase and hoped for the best. They lasted perhaps 2 days before they were wilted and dead. Depressing, really.

I informed my dear spouse that I really didn't feel the need for him to EVER buy me flowers again. At least, not cut flowers. Of course, we've never lived anywhere long enough (till now) that we can enjoy actual flowers that you actually plant in the ground. And I'm not really a very girly person. I don't find flowers gorgeous, beautiful or amazing. To me, they're mostly just flowers, I'd be just as happy with a new slotted spoon or pair of shoes.

Occasionally, however, I'll see some flowers that just make my soul SO happy. Such was the story the other day when I was shopping at Sam's Club. And I did the unthinkable. I bought MYSELF flowers. And while I don't actually find them gorgeous, beautiful or amazing, I do find my heart lifted and my home happier because of them.

Have I changed my mind about letting my husband buy me flowers? Nah. I'll stick to getting what I know I like. Kinda like my bras.

8 comments:

Char said...

I buy myself flowers about once a month. I just buy the cheap Alstromerias...they last for a couple of weeks of you get them from Sam's or Costco. Love 'em!

Sabra said...

I, too, buy myself flowers from time to time. Flowers make me happy.

Alissa said...

yep, char... these are alstromerias from sam's club. cheap and beautiful.

sheri said...

I buy myself flowers, too...either at Costco or Trader Joes. They make me happy. (I'm lame and love sunflowers or daisies)

ba and the boys said...

i think i might do that...i know just when i need a pick me up!

Nicole said...

I think fresh flowers in the winter...well, it feels like winter here in UT...are the best picker-uppers. I have bought them on occasion since the years long passed when Ben used to buy them for me.

Also, congrats on number 5! I also thought you were done, but...you never know. I'm into my last 9-ish weeks and have believed I'd do this another time or 2. With every passing week (and roll over) I am beginning to doubt.

Jarom Solter said...

you just had to ruin my day by adding that last sentence at the bottom. gee, thanks

Nicole said...

HEY! I haven't been over to your blog in A LONG time... I had to laugh about the flowers... I am exactly like you- maybe it is 30!! HAHA!! Hope all is well!!

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