Forty Roses and the Antique Mall
I've had a nice weekend that can be summed up by shopping and 40 roses! Wooo Hooo.
First, today is my 40th Anniversary and my DH (Mr Oblivious) is taking me to my favorite restaurant for dinner. (I can't even remember the last time just the two
of us went out to eat! We always take my Dad with us, or there's some family get-together with the kids/grandkids. So never just he and I.) However, when it comes to being romantic, my DH not only missed the boat, I don't think he's on the same planet. LOL.
When my youngest son got married, and his fantastic wife found out I never got flowers, she decided that was going to change! So for my birthday, Mother's Day, and my anniversary, I get flowers from her and Jason! (now you'd have thought in the 13 yrs she's been our DDIL, it might have inspired my Mr Oblivious to try doing it once in awhile. HA! The thought has never occurred to him).
Anyway, because the 40th 'should' be rather special...and because they know Pop so well, they figured they should take matters into their own hands. So when I opened the FTD box, to my utter amazement, there were FORTY..Lavender..Roses! Yep, lavender, since they know I'm a purple sort of gal. I cried, I laughed, I was delighted, I was overwhelmed by those two!!! Meanwhile, Mr Oblivious who couldn't ignore THAT many roses sitting in the middle of the table, did his usual "that's nice, Dear". NICE??? I swear, the man is hopeless! LOL.
(On our 25th anniversary, I had a brief moment where I thought he was going to be romantic. He came in and asked me if I'd like a new, diamond!, wedding ring. WOW. I was still wearing the simple band from our wedding day. I said YES, and had this vision of us going to pick out my new ring...sigh. But then he says for me to go pick out one I liked, he was going to the Pro Shop and get a new set of golf clubs!!! (bribery is not romantic. LOL)
Kind of makes you wonder why I've kept him so long! We are total opposites in about EVERY single way. But even tho he hasn't a romantic bone in his body, and picking out beautiful cards for me is the best he can do for special occasions, he shows his love in more practical ways. He always fills my car with gas, takes out the trash, runs any errand I ask him too, and the past two years took over the grocery shopping when my Fibro made it so very difficult for me to do. If I ask him to take me to some store (like Home Goods) he never bats an eye, even tho he has zero interest in stores and looking at stuff. He's SO easy going, never gets mad or upset, never criticizes anything I do, or buy. Nor the 35 yrs I was heavily involved in showing dogs, and had 9 of them most of the time. He was glad I had something that I loved doing and made me happy.. So he's pretty much a keeper in my book. Even tho I've always been a golf widow. LOL.
Now that I've made a long story LONGER, on to the shopping part. A friend from across town that I rarely get to see came over yesterday and we went to lunch, then to the big antique mall I love. I found several goodies to decorate with. (lot of the stuff isn't 'old' there, and the things I found certainly weren't. But the price was right, for that place anyway, and I was very happy with my finds. ( I bought NO bunnies this time! Amazing. LOL.) Of course I can barely walk today, but I had a WONDERFUL time with her!
40 Lavender Roses! I still can't believe them!
ACORNS! (don't look Luvs! LOL) The Harvest plate is stoneware and really heavy. I paid $5 for it.
The Acorn Candle Lantern was $7.
The Black Cats Birdcage, came with the owl in it, and was $8. And the Witch Hat Votive Holder was $9.
So now I've got to get ready for dinner, Jason offered to stay with my Dad so I wouldn't worry. And they will have a nice visit with just the two of them.