Happy Valentines Day everyone 🙂 Today is the special day for those who are attached and possibly with their life partner. Today, I celebrate with my mom and two grandmothers. I went out and had a very lovely day with my son and we shopped and enjoyed the weather. Hopefully when summer comes around we will be able to enjoy the outside weather more. I love flowers very much. They are probably one of a few things that will always cheer me up.
There was a time when I was in elementary school, when my fourth grade teacher said that she loved flowers too. I remembered playing in the school sports field and plucked little clover flowers that littered the green, everywhere, and I made little flower crowns for my teacher. I only managed to make a bracelet at the time though. When I presented them to her, she said that they were lovely, but that she had allergies to them. I wasn’t quite sure exactly why, but I felt disappointed that she didn’t accept them. I didn’t cry or anything, but I did felt like all the work I put into making it went for nothing. Later in the years, I realized that certain people had allergies to flowers! Who knew 🙂
Safeway always has the freshes flowers, in my opinion 🙂 I wish I could get fresh flowers everyday, but they can be tough on my funds sometimes. It’s best to enjoy them every now and then anyway.
I had fun today going to Safeway and Target with my son to buy these flowers and balloons and gifts. It’s a hobby now for me, to put small things together to make one big gift, like a gift baster full of all sorts of goodies! 🙂
Here my son is rushing off to give the first bouquet to my grandmother, his great grandmother 🙂
And here is the final product 🙂
So since we moved to Seattle, I have made a habit of buying flowers for my mom and grandmothers because when we lived in California, I didn’t have the budget even to do so. Here, I’ve grown up, have a job, make money enough to buy these simple yet always beautiful and sentimental things. It isn’t materialistic if it receives a smile from the other end.
I have always enjoyed arranging flowers. I think it was in Junior High school that I learned that the Japanese have something called Ikebana, which is the Art of Flower Arrangement. I have always wanted to open a flower shop somewhere and sell beautiful flowers that I grow myself, unfortunately I so not possess a green-thumb like my mom. I am waiting for spring to come around to plan on planting flowers and some vegetables as well.
Whether you have a partner or not, I hope that you will enjoy a peaceful day and night. I know I have. Currently I am at home, listening to my son humming the songs from the Super Mario games that we play together. My family are beginning to turn off their lights and head off to bed. I wish I could give flowers to everyone! Good night! 🙂