Short & Sweet

I went home early on Tuesday from work after giving it a valiant effort. Around 3pm though, the combination of not sleeping the night before, the sensation that my eyes were going to burn out of their sockets, having the chills even though I was boiling, and still not being able to breathe properly through my nose proved to be too much. I crawled in bed and fell asleep almost instantly.

I was woken up at 6:30 by a figure appearing in the doorway of the bedroom, lit from behind by the hallway light. Because I’m me, my first thought was that it was a murderer coming to put me out of my misery, wielding a giant weapon. And then he came into focus, and it wasn’t a murderer at all, but rather Boyfriend, holding a large bouquet of hydrangeas. If that’s not the best medicine I don’t know what is.

He explained that he’d stopped on the way home and picked up my favorite flowers because I didn’t feel well. And because I’d taken care of him over the weekend when he was sick. And because he was leaving again Wednesday for yet another business trip. Multi-purpose blooms. Made even sweeter by the fact that he wasn’t there to kill me.

I tend not to go too personal, but this is one opportunity I will take to say that I am very, very lucky. I may complain a lot when he leaves me for India (twice in one year, ahem ahem), or just about everything in general (I know, it’s a cold, not the end of the world) but I’m lucky and happy and probably definitely don’t say it enough.

And I’m sure the hydrangeas smell as pretty as they look, but I can’t tell.

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September 6, 2012 / life / dog / LEAVE A COMMENT / 26

26 comments

  • Awwww! You ARE a very, very lucky duckie and sooo deserving of those gorgeous blooms.

    “Multi-purpose blooms. Made even sweeter by the fact that he wasn’t there to kill me.”
    Haha!

    Such a shame he has to leave again on Wednesday but you know what they say (cliché alert!) – absence makes the heart grow fonder! :D

    Colds are the worst! I really hope you’re back to your old self soon. xoxo

    • Thank you Chi! I don’t know about “deserving” the hydrangeas, but I certainly always welcome flowers, so it was a very welcome present :)

      Not next Wednesday, this past Wednesday! He’s gone again, haha. And come Monday he’ll have to go on yet another 3 day trip. I might or might not be expecting flowers again for that trip, haha. He’s started a bad precedent!

      You’re the sweetest. I’m feeling much better! xoxo

  • Oh that is the sweetest thing, those flowers are so beautiful (and thankfully he wasn’t an axe/knife wielding murderer) My husband seriously needs to take notes! Hope you feel better soon.

    • Haha, thanks Megan! I think I was more relieved than grateful at the time, so I hope he knows how much I loved them!

  • You are one lucky lady – this man’s a KEEPER! Hope you’re feeling better!

    • I think so too! :) Thanks, Gloria! Feeling better already.

  • Absolutely one of my favorite blooms. Great job BF, really really lovely. Keeper? Check.

    • So jealous you have an entire bush of hydrangeas right outside your window! I’d cut them all off and bring them inside if I were you :)

  • Oh that is so sweet. I love hydrangeas. they’re having a moment aren’t they? You’re cute when you get personal x

    when are we going to meet J? He’s never once commented on your blog! I’m going to start a petition for him to join the conversation…..x

    • False! He has commented exactly ONE TIME on my blog. I remember because it was a momentous occasion that has never been repeated. I point you to the comments of this post: http://www.ilikewantneed.com/2011/12/friday-five-gift-guide-pt-2/

      He’s too busy flying around the world and sitting in conference rooms all day (that’s a pretty accurate description of his job, now that I think about it) to blog. Shame, because he’s really funny!

  • LOVE hydrangeas. What a sweet guy and I really hope you feel better soon.

    • Thanks, Santa! I’m definitely feeling much better. xo

  • Love love love hydrangeas but my love is sadly unrequited. They never survive at my place.

    • Well don’t feel bad! One of them already wilted! I apparently don’t have a green thumb, either. xo

  • Your boyfriend is so sweet!

    • Thanks, Melissa! I like him :)

  • That is a good man right there. I think hydrangeas may be the perfect flower – all that gorgeousness on one stem. What other flower can make such a boast? Anyway, I hope you start feeling better soon. I hate to read that you’re not feeling well. Hang in there, E!

    • I’m with you, T! I think they are stunning and almost overwhelming in their beauty. I’m on the up-swing! I think the flowers helped :)

  • The Hydrangea Killer strikes again…imagine the headlines! One of my very favorite flowers, I have few plants in front and back gardens and hope that in one or two years I can fill my house with them. For now I can only ogle my neighbour’s beauties.

    This bunch is so lovely, lucky you, hope it helps you to recover fast.

    • Haha, that would be an awesome headline, or even some bizarre crime novel! I can just see it now…or maybe I shouldn’t because I don’t want to ruin my favorite flowers forever, haha. You are lucky to have a garden to grow hydrangeas in! That’s the first thing I’d plant. xo

  • How sweet of him – I hope you feel better soon! Sending you some virtual cold curing cookies :)

    • Your virtual cold curing cookies totally make sense now :)

  • That is so sweet! Love hydrangeas, the color of the pinkish one is fabulous. I can totally relate to complaining while being sick. I was the biggest grouch last week…

    • Aren’t they so pretty? The pink is really so deep in real life, it’s almost brown in spots. I can’t imagine you being a grouch!! But I think we all get a little whiny when we’re sick :)

  • So sweet of him. My boyfriend has never brought me flowers, now that I come to think of it. Can be because I manage to kill every living plant that enters my doorway. But he gets me macarons and gives me massage when my back hurts. Not so bad that either ;)

    • Haha, yeah the hydrangeas are dying a slow death at my non-Green Thumb :) But I’d take macarons and a massage any day! Maybe even just macarnos, skip the massage! You lucky girl. xo