Monday, February 14, 2011

Disfunctional Valentine's Day

It's never like the movies....at least not in my house. I don't wake up to a nice clean home, breakfast in bed, and happy healthy children running into the bedroom to kiss me good morning. Rather this morning on our 6th Valentine's Day together I wake up before anyone else as normal. I walk into the kitchen after going to bed early with sick kids last night to find a complete mess! Dinner was still left out on the stove, the door to the outside was unlocked, and the clothes wet in the washing machine were, well still sitting wet in the washing machine.
My dear husband wakes up and comes strolling out into the living room and asks, "Did you see anything in the kitchen?" My response, "Yeah, a big mess and a half eaten box of chocolates that I threw away." End of story, end of conversation...I go about my business checking on the boys and seeing how high their temperature was this morning. A couple of minutes later I walk back into the kitchen to refill my coffee cup and there sat a beautiful bouquet of tulips. Tulips are my ultimate favorite and the pale pink and yellow just made my heart melt. Also sitting by the flowers was an issue to my favorite magazine, "Mother Earth News." He did remember! He did know my favorites!! Now I'm off to tend to the sick kids. Looks like I'm going to have a day full of Motrin, coughing, and irritability but in between those moments I'll be sitting back while I can to catch a good read about gardening in my new magazine.
Thanks sweetie for a great Valentine's Day!


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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers for a beautiful Valentine. Have a great day, Darlin'.

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  2. Aahh. That's really sweet. I hope you have a great Valentine's Day, even with sick kids. And mostly, I hope they start feeling better soon!

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  3. LOVE tulips, too...and those are gorgeous!

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  4. Awwe that was a sweet story. Hope all gets better soon. Enjoy your tulips n magazine.

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  5. Ha! That's so how it goes in real life :) So sweet of him to know and remember your favorites - they are beautiful! Hope the boys feel better real soon too.

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  6. Beautiful tulips! How sweet of Aaron! It reminded me that Mama used to glue the petals together for flower shows so they wouldn't open and spoil the lines of her arrangement! (a common practice). They even put wires up the stems and into the bottom so they wouldn't "droop". All perfectly acceptable.....and she won a lot of Blue Ribbons. Love your pictures of the flowers". Terry still looks for your Blog every day.......sweet guy! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. So sweet! I got breakfast in bed, but no flowers. ha ha! Hope your kids feel better soon. We all have colds around here.

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  8. Great post and beautiful tulips.

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  9. A soft delicate macro. I'ts terrific.

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  10. oh how sweet! sounds like a good "movie" to me.

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  11. AWWWW love when that happens... Hey ! We are dysfunctional too! But then Fun is right smack dab in the middle of dysFUNctional...HAppy Valentines Day

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  12. LOL! Sounds like our house. He sounds like a sweet guy to remember your favorites. I hope everyone feels better ASAP!

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  13. Wow that is so sweet! And I love the color of tulips too. Happy Valentines day!
    Macro Monday

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  14. Beautiful images of those tulips. Happy Valentines Day!

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  15. Gorgeous photo! I'm glad you came over from Sunday Spotlight. Thanks for following! I'm now your follower, too. :)

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  16. How wonderful!.
    The flowers are gorgeous!

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