What's a birthday without flowers from your sweetheart, right?
I woke up to these beauties yesterday morning!
But...I have to tell you a little secret though...are you ready?
I do not (& I repeat I DO NOT) enjoy receiving flowers. (period)
For any occasion. (period)
What? Do I hear you gasping for air? It's okay. Let me explain...
I love flowers...but in other people's yards. My life is so busy, I can't even nurture a plant. I tried my hardest to keep the ones that I had all watered and fertilized. I would talk to them and I would get attached to them like they were my own offspring. All of the plants that I have had in my house come from the funerals of loved ones. (grandmothers, Mom, Father-in-law, etc.) I would go around calling them by name, dusting and watering them, making sure they were okay. The oldest plant being 16 years old and the youngest plant being 2 years old. Well, sad to say, they all died this past week. I've put them all outside in hopes of the miracle of rain water and sunshine. No avail. For the past 2 weeks, my mind was tending to Dad's needs and I forgot to nurture them.
It's a good thing I can't go to jail for killing my green offspring. You can smile now, this isn't supposed to be a sad post! Come on...it's my birthday month!!!! :)
So basically, it's the same scenario with the beautiful flowers that I receive as gifts. They are so pretty to look at, dig my nose in & take a big sniff, but the thought of them dying and having nothing to show except a pretty vase or basket is unbearable knowing that I'll never fill it up again with more flowers.
Quit gasping for air! Close your mouth and get that hand off your chest! I'm having an honest moment here! pa~lease ;)
Back to yesterday morning: Sweet Thad wished me a "Happy Birthday" with a sweet little gentle kiss. He disappears. A little later, he sneaks up behind me with flowers and says to me "I know you hate flowers princess, but I thought these would maybe...you know...(he pauses for a moment to look at the bare floor where some of
the plants our little green offspring once sat)...maybe they would...you know...oh well...Happy Birthday!" He puts the flowers down in front of me and he walks away. I giggle inside because I know he was thinking that these flowers don't stand a chance either!
Thad's birthday was Monday. With all that is going on with Dad, Thad and I decided that we are taking a "rain check" on celebrating our birthdays this year. After all, we can't end up like our little green offspring, right? So receiving flowers yesterday was a blessing. They are beautiful. They did brighten my day. They look wonderful in the morning sun and I really do love my birthday flowers.
I've come up with a great idea. I've decided that I'll just throw them away BEFORE they die so I won't get upset. JUST KIDDING PEOPLE! Do I have to call 911 for you???
Yep, I told you so. I celebrate my birthday the WHOLE month long...all 31 days of it!!!! Didn't believe me? Now you know. So for the remainder of the month, I'll be posting all of my goodies from friends and loved ones (in no particular order) so you can celebrate with me and share the fun (especially if you think gasping for air is really fun) ;)
PLUS, every weekend coming up (if Dad's health permits me to do so), I'll be traveling to some great places and I'd like to take you along too. Together (with my camera), you and I will go junking for THREE weekends straight, starting tomorrow!!!!! So stay tuned and come along if you'd like!
I would LOVE to wish Cher, the beautiful, brave, bold Texas Woman a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today.
If you have a birthday in the FABULOUS month of October, please email me as I would be honored to link you in my post on your special day!
(Even if you might have already told me when your birthday was this month...please tell me again...like father like daughter, I'm having an Alzheimer's moment! ;)
Blogging with you is therapy for me!!! Thank you in advance for the priceless rate of a sweet comment!