Friday, February 15, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day!
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!