Flowers Make Me Happy

by Lori Dwyer on August 16, 2010 · 16 comments

Good morning,

I love flowers, have I mentioned this before? There is something about a vase of fresh flowers on the kitchen table that makes the house feel clean and tidy. Even when it’s not. And, most days, ya know, it’s… erm.. not. So we need all the help we can get.

The universe seems to know this about me, I think. Hence forth, it likes to send me flowers in times of desperate need. When I just can’t be arsed doing the housework.

Check out the massive spread I got when the Bump was born. They made my house look clean and tidy for weeks.

Flowers are muchly a luxury item here. The Man is not a flowers-for-no-reason-type of husband. Probably my own fault. Way back when, in the BC (Before Children), I did receive one or two totally random bunches of flowers. The first words out of my mouth were “What have you done wrong?!”. So, no more flowers. A fair call, really.

For a while now, I’ve been meaning to take a cue from Lucy and buy myself a bunch of flowers. For no reason other than I want them, and they will look pretty on my kitchen table. And, of course, they make the whole house look cleaner. It’s just that every time I go to buy them, I find myself wondering if I can really justify $15 for flowers that will only last a coupla days at the most…?

Well, the universe took care of that too.

Early last week, when I was in the thick of my *ahem* personal problems, I happened to be standing in the ten items-or-less lane at Woolies. One of the obligatory Woolies produce section guys, young and skinny and wearing a green apron longer than I am tall, walked up with two bunches of white roses. And with a goofy smile, thrust one bunch at me, and one at the woman in the line behind me.

“All yours, they’re a freebie. Probably won’t last long. Past dates, so we can’t sell ‘em”.

Aww, bless his stinky adolescent cotton socks. Aren’t they just gorgeous….?

As promised, they did not last long. Only a few days. Didn’t matter. Every time I saw them, I smiled. And they made the house look lovely. And the best thing about them? Why, they were flowers for no reason at all. Flowers without an agenda. Flowers just for the sake of, well, flowers.

And that’s what’s making me iHappy this week. Lord knows, I needed it. Click on over to MummyTime, break out your iPhone or, in my case, some other form of way less cool technology, and get your Happy’s on with Brenda


*iPhone desired but not essential
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Alison August 18, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Freebie flowers! We're a sans-flowers household unless I buy them, too. Hub used to buy huge bouquets for our anniversary until I told him with two kids, we've now got more important things to spend the money on.

Selfless, silly me..


River August 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

What a lovely thing to have happen! At the Coles where I work, flowers are reduced in price when they're close to their useby dates, then reduced even further if they still haven't sold. Unfortunately by then, most bunches are pretty dead or close to it, no hope at all of selling them. Nothing is ever given away, sadly.
I love flowers in the house too, but with my hayfever I can't have them.


Mommy Lisa August 16, 2010 at 11:33 pm

How Fun!


jfb57 August 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Getting flowers is fab! My DS is 34 now so I get them sent occasionally! I do try to treat myself to a small bunch every couple of weeks though. I have a space on a shelf that just cries out for flowers!


Tenille August 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

My husband also refuses to buy me flowers, citing that I'll know he's done something wrong if he does. The last time he bought me flowers was when we were still dating. He was late because he'd been out on the turps the night before. He made himself an hour later, driving around the service stations of Canberra trying to find a bunch of flowers. We've both agreed that it's best he doesn't do that again.


Brenda August 16, 2010 at 8:15 am

Awww. Happy Monday, sweethearts.=)


alliecat August 16, 2010 at 8:13 am

I love flowers too. The only flowers I'll happily buy myself are daffodils and jonquils at this time of year. They are so darn cheap, I can happily splurge and get 3 big bunches for about $5. And they smell devine. Free roses that last a couple of days are still a couple of days of flowery happiness :)


Lady Astrid August 16, 2010 at 8:00 am

I do and don't like flowers. I have a funny relationship with them and when I do think they are fine as gifts. Something I really should blog about otherwise I would be writing a huge comment.


Lucy August 16, 2010 at 7:58 am

You know I love this. And freebies, even better, and white roses are gorgeous…….xx


Being Me August 16, 2010 at 7:48 am

Awww what a lovely unexpected gift you were given.


Thea August 16, 2010 at 7:45 am

I couldn't agree more with you on this one.
I love flowers in the house. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, the world a better place.
Flowers for a reason are special.
Flowers for no reason are even special-er.
Free flowers for no reason…nothing is better than that.
You lucky thing, they are gorgeous!!


Motorbikes_Lady August 16, 2010 at 7:07 am

I love flowers but can't justify any one spending on $10.00 or more on me for something that will just last a few days as well.

Also on top of that I can smell at all so don't even know if the house is burning down & what the smell of any flowers smell like but it doesn't stop me loving the colours of flowers


Ash August 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Awwww! That is so lovely that you got a surprise bunch! Hope you have a beautiful week!


Good Golly Miss Holly! August 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Yes, love a freebie! Make those beautiful white roses extra spesh, yes?


Eva Gallant August 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

Those rosess were beautiful. I can see why they made you smile!


Jasmine August 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

I miss having a garden, if only for all the 'free' flowers – Mum always had roses and freesia and stock and sweetpea … list goes on, the house always smelled beautiful!

The last bunch of flowers I received were from the local florist. She felt sorry for me when I said I didn't receive any flowers on Valentine's Day, so she gave me a bunch (from the day before) of roses for free!


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