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Monday, July 30, 2007

Because It's Monday

It's been a lazy few days thanks to the scorching heat here in Southern California. It's been at or near 100 degrees for several days now and the forecast for the next few days doesn't look any better. With the general malaise that comes with this kind of weather, I haven't done a heck of a lot of things to post about.

Let's see..we went to the YMCA yesterday; we went out for Sunday brunch; we sat around the house and did very little yesterday afternoon; and then went out for dinner with friends. Whew...there's not much there that holds any interest for a post.

Today I spent most of the day sitting in front of my computer racking my brain for something to write about. I realize I haven't posted since Saturday and I feel an obligation and compulsion to post at least every second day when I'm home. What to write about...what to write about?

I ran some errands and, when I came home, Rick was already home from playing golf. There in the front hallway was this beautiful bouquet of flowers.

I might have mentioned before that Rick likes to surprise me with flowers when I least expect it. And the reason for today's flowers? Why it's Monday, of course!

16 comments:

Susie said...

Thankfully it hasn't been that hot here. I sort of wilt when it gets that warm. Lovely Monday gesture from your hubby :)

Val said...

Love the vase/pitcher too! Very autumnal - wishful thinking, weatherwise??

Renee said...

awwwwe! that's so sweet. My dh tried to give me that bull that if he gets me flowers all the time it would make them not be special...so now he doesn't hardly ever get them at all. *eyeroll!*

Lynne said...

That was so sweet! Dom has only bought me flowers, actually a plant, once in 37+ years.

meno said...

The best reason ever for flowers, Monday!

Lynn said...

Those are lovely flowers. Rick is so thoughtful, but then we already knew that.

Joan said...

Susie: Can I come live with you...at least during the summers??? :~)

Val: I find it kinda scary that the stores are already showing fall clothing and using fall colors here.

Renee: I never get flowers on special occasions (Valentines Day, birthdays, etc)...hubby tells me he doesnt want to be too predictable.

Lynne: Would you like Rick to speak to Dom? :~)

Meno: Yep...Monday...flower day extraordinaire.

Lynn: Yep, I'm a pretty lucky woman!

the moose buyer said...

great flowers but I really love the vase. Was it yours or did Rick pick it out too??

Midlife Mom said...

That was a nice Monday surprise!

I have times when the ole blogging juices are kind of dry too. Then there are times I'm sure everyone is yawning as I have gone on for so long. Guess that's all part of the blogging experience.

Did I see the word FALL in one of the comments?! It is coming fast isn't it? The fall clothes are out before I even get my summer ones bought!

Linda said...

I was going to say that I could always tag you for a meme and then you'd have something to write about! That Meme of Seven I did today was a bit of a doozie! However, the flowers are much nicer and your husband is a sweetie! You are a very lucky woman.

Iamthebookworm said...

Beautiful flowers! That was sweet of him. I have been absent on my blog too.

Pam said...

It was fun to catch up on your blog, Joan. I've been AWOL for so long my keyboard is beginning to rust.

Nice flowers -- My husband does that sort of thing also. Lucky us!

MyUtopia said...

Eek 100 degrees sucks!

Patti said...

I could not take that weather you guys endure..
The flowers and vase are beautiful and I agree you are lucky to have such a thoughtful guy.

rosemary said...

I left a comment yesterday....hum....could you have your hubby email mine and give him a BIG hint about how nice a gesture this is????

liv said...

Flowers for Monday. I think that would be perfect for me... I have a "case of the Mondays" almost every week!