Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's happy hearts day for the young, the old and anywhere in between!  We buy cards, candy and flowers for our loved ones and celebrate our love.
I pondered on what to get my hubby this year.  It always seems that we go out to eat to celebrate and I get him his favorite chocolate.  It's just so predictable!  So this year was a bit different. Now you know you are getting old when you change the way you buy gifts, as I had purchased some Ecotrin for his heart!  It's been nearly 20 years since he had his heart attack when he was 43,  and I feel so blessed every year that I have him.  Of course I got him his chocolate too and some Barista Italian flavored coffee and a heart paperweight for his desk at work to remind him that I am there for him as he has been for me.  What I really miss is flowers.  He hasn't bought me any in over 20 years.  At the time I worked at a flower shop so he didn't see that I really needed any then.  I haven't worked in the shop in 13 years as I developed allergies to lilies and then there was the fact that I developed these tiny blisters from perhaps some pesticides or herbicides...or perhaps it was a fungus of some sort.  I finally just had to quit working there to get rid of it.  Later I would tell him that I would love it if he gave me flowers.  He simply said he couldn't remember which ones that I couldn't stand to be around.  It's lilies!!!  Lilies!!! Lilies!!! You know, the one's that are so overwhelmingly fragrant!  Lilies!!!    If he could only remember that one word! Well, it never did stick, but I did get a balloon and since I made him Valentine's dinner this year, he gave me $60.00.  I may just go out and get some flowers.......  Roses.  Some very lovely roses.  Happy Valentines Day!

6 comments:

Pattyskypants said...

Happy Valentine's Day! xxoo

Diane Kelsey said...

Send him a link to some flowers to order online next year.

Craftychris said...

I love your snowy heart! It sounds like you had a lovely Valentines day even without the flowers! xx

Gabriela said...

That's cute!Give me his email and next year I will let him know in time NO LILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am wishing you a very Happy Valentine...and I would go out and get yourself some very fragrant roses...our senses and our memories will be reignited for you and maybe even him. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Unknown said...

I think you need to go to Costco and buy yourself some roses!