A couple of days ago, I developed a sudden desire for some Stargazer Lilies, or maybe freesias. Something that smells like that but doesn't give me a head ache. Weird, I know, but true. I even looked for some at Trader Joe's. They were out of Stargazers, but did have freesias. And lots of other flowers.
And I realized it was almost Valentine's day. Aha, I thought (usually, I buy my own flowers, but thought maybe I might get someone else to buy them for me this time).
So I told my husband, "You know, red roses are over rated this year."
And then, hemming and hawing a bit, telling him if only if he was going to get some flowers..... that I'd love some Stargazer Lilies, or maybe some freesias. But ONLY if he was going to get some. And that they were cheaper at TJ's too, than roses, although the roses at TJ's are very reasonable.
Long story short, a lovely bunch of Stargazer Lilies awaited me this morning.
I've learned in our almost 25 years of marriage that it's OK to drop broad hints about what you want. Broad hints as in pretty much asking out right.
Happy Valentine's Day and week.