The Civilized Minute

a minute of manners and musings

flowers from afar

I have been shakin’ a tail feather this week! Dry cleaners to pick up the suit I’m wearing for a book signing  tomorrow tonight that I am going to cuss out if it even acts like it’s going to pucker around my thighs; Hobby Lobby to get some nice and generous person to cut a black mat to act as the backing on the tabletop poster for the signing; the Ford place to ask them politely and hurriedly to tell me WHY the low tire pressure light would come on on the day I needed to drive an hour – in the dark – going and coming for a very important event while my hunter husband scales the Rockies 7 states away?

And, in the middle of all this civilized chaos, the nicest thing happened.

I got a dozen roses from the hubs!  He gets a big ole A for the trouble he must have gone through to make that happen because they aren’t getting good cell service way out there. He called a few days ago using a calling card. When’s the last time you’ve heard of anybody using a calling card?? I’m envisioning him standing on one booted tippy-toe on the edge of a canyon holding his cell precariously between 2 gloved fingers, a bullet falling out of his pocket, Sam and Fortson (bros-in-law and partners in crime) balancing him out by tugging on the tail of his hunting jacket which is about to tear! ‘Can you hear me now?’ he says to Erica of Garlinda’s Garden all the way back in Perry, G-A…just to send me flowers. Awww…

OK…that’s enough of that…I’ve got stuff to do. But, take your queue from my hubs and go to a little trouble for somebody. Stand on the edge of your cliff and send somebody flowers from afar.

Happy Wednesday!

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3 responses to “flowers from afar

  1. Jay Remer November 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

    You are indeed one lucky lady. Thanks for inspiring us to something truly amazing for someone else! What’s truly amazing is how good it will make us both feel!

  2. Kate November 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Jay,

    You are EXACTLY right. The good is in the giving.

    Kate

  3. The Cordial Cricket November 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Best of luck at the book signing!

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