There has been a lot of talk of flowers this week between me and friends. It started during the day Wednesday, when the Hoyden's sweet hubby brought her a yellow calla lily plant -- callas are her favorite, as is yellow. I told Red Fraggle, as we are often talking flowers (we like to plan our imaginary weddings...shhh, don't tell our boyfriends -- although actually, hers kind of knows, although maybe not the true extent), and she too loves calla lilies and is strongly leaning toward featuring them in "her wedding." I decided to reveal to her, after all this time, that I cannot stand calla lilies, nor, indeed, any sort of "lilies" (whether part of the lily family or not) except lily of the valley. I love the latter so much that I intend to feature them prominently in "my wedding." But Fraggle loves all manner of lilies, particularly stargazer. She was shocked -- shocked!! -- to learn that I do not. She said she needs time to get over it.
Then that same evening, The Dude bought me roses just because. We were at a supermarket and I wandered to the flower section to look around, and he came and found me there, asked what I liked best (roses -- OK, I'm boring), asked which of the roses present I thought were the prettiest, and bought them right then and there. Aren't they lovely?
They're even prettier today now that they've opened up more. He was so excited by how excited I was by this that he indicated an intention to have roses sent to me at work on occasion. !!
The next day, Fraggle, another friend, and I were IMing about "our wedding flowers" (at least the other friend is kind of closeish to getting engaged) and we were exchanging photos of bridal bouquets from wedding sites. The almost-engaged friend loves calla lilies too, as it turns out. Why? Why?? Anyway, apologies to the lily-lovers out there, but you can keep 'em!