Then, on Monday, one of my piano students brought me all of these flowers and greenery, in a big bunch. I was able to make 2 lovely bouquets from them, and Patsy replaced the roses that were wilting in the first free bouquet with carnations, so that bouquet is still going strong. It was very unexpected and I loved getting them.
I was shocked when he came home from picking Lovana up from work, bearing a dozen roses and some grass-type greenery. I promptly arranged them in the vase I bought years ago from a glass blower on the Oregon Coast and put them in my room. Apparently, there were more flowers reaching expiration when he went into Fred Meyers and they gave him some more. This has never happened before, so to receive free flowers twice was a completely thrilling shock. I did have to remove some wilted leaves and stems, I gave them a good trim and removed a few slightly browned petals. He got the lettuce, cheese, milk and celery I had sent him in for as well, and I’m so glad I asked him to pick those things up. Often, when we pick her up, we don’t go into the store.
I don’t know why I have been blessed with 4 bouquets of flower in January. I just know that I’m very thankful and feel grateful that I can enjoy them so much. I feel happy every time I see them. They make me smile.