Saturday, June 25, 2011

In sickness and in health...

If you read my blog post a few days ago, you might recall that the husband and I have always managed to do a little something for our anniversary. We've run the gamut, from dinners out to dinners in, from fancy meals to picnics for two. Yes indeed, for richer or for poorer, we hadn't missed a year.

Until this year.

You see, not too long after I posted our plans, I began to swoon with a different type of dizziness than the one I felt on that other June day.  I tagged it a combination of excitement and low blood sugar and decided to remedy it in the usual way (you know... ice cream...)  and leave in the morning refreshed and rested. 

Only I didn't wake refreshed and rested.

I woke with heavy head and full blown something-or-other.  By 10:00, it was obvious that I wasn't going to rally, and the plans were cancelled. While he rearranged work schedules and headed home, I lounged on the sofa feeling sorry for myself and watching the Casey Anthony trial.


As if I weren't nauseated enough...

Just for the record, no matter how vociferously you address a television screen, prosecuting attorneys do not heed your advice in cross examination.

But I digress...

I've been sort of weak- eyed for the past few days and am only now feeling the ability or desire to peek at  a flashy computer screen. It may take me a while to get caught up.

We're still planning to celebrate our day, even though we'll be late to our own party.  (Kind of ironic when you consider that I started my last post confessing neurotic punctuality, isn't it?

Man plans. God laughs...

And so I'm leaving the timing in His capable hands and resting. Lest you think chivalry is dead, though, think again. The anniversary wasn't a complete bust.

You see, Sir Lotsa Hair knows me very well. 
 He knows that I'm a hopeless romantic...


But he also knows that I'm a tightwad...


And he knows that for much less than the cost of a single arranged bouquet, he can buy a bucket 'O  flowers at the farmer's market.


   And spread the anniversary love all over the house.


So that's exactly what we did.

If you haven't introduced your husband
to the Bargain Bucket Bouquet,
 I highly recommend it.

*****

36 comments:

Canadagirl said...

I am sorry that things got delayed and your are not well. Sending you a HUGE (((HUG)))and prayers of good health my friend. I do look forward to hearing all about your celebrations when they do happen. Maybe a pic of you two and we get to see what you look like now? [o; But either way I know you will do it in style. And what a sweet blessing your hubby brought you! Wow and double WOW.

Blessings and ((HUGS))
-Mary

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Sorry that you were sick but so true, our plans do get changed. I love the flowers and less expensive the better, to me....

Denise said...

So sorry you were dealt the "worse" for your anniversary. The Duchess assures me you are beginning to feel better. At least it wasn't a total bust. What a fabulous bucket of flowers!!! Maybe a tablescape this week? Just sayin;...

Kathryn Ross said...

Entertaining as always! And, I know - something always gets lost between recliner management and TV screen. But, at least the walls know you've got a good point!
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Happy Anniversary Debbie & Hubby!! Hoping you get to celebrate soon and that you are feeling tip-top even sooner!!

Blessings!
Gail

Ann said...

So sorry that you aren't feeling well, Debbie. But goodness! I LOVE your bucket of flowers!

My DH is not as romantic, so I discovered grocery store flowers a few years back. No reason NOT to have fresh flowers in the house! In the spring and summer, I grow my own. LOL!

Cheers!
Ann

Mevely317 said...

Sending gee-mungous GET-WELL wishes, Debbie. Your hubby is such a blessing on two feet!!!

Barbara F. said...

Sorry to hear about your unexpected illness. That bargain bucket bouquet is awesome! They will cheer you up until you get to go on your weekend getaway. Happy Anniversary to you and Sir Lotsa Hair. xo,

elizabeth said...

So sorry you are sick and your plans got messed up. LOVE the bucket of flowers! :) I notice your followers have gone missing as have mine...for the third time in a month. What's up with blogger and all of their issues lately?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy Anny Debbie! Sounds like you're feeling a little better, I'm glad to hear it! Lovely flowers-have fun:@)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Debbie, I just love to read your posts! I am so sorry that you were sick on your anniversary... but, I find that God's timing usually rurns out something better than I had hoped! Get better, girl! blessings ~ tanna

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Oh, please share your arrangement with us. It looks like you had a great variety to work with. I'm sorry you've been sick, but you're right, that's part of it. May the year ahead be full of happiness, you've passed the sickness with flying colors!

Joan said...

I hope you are feeling better and I'm sorry you weren't able to make your planned trip.

The flowers are lovely. Sir Lots of Hair did well!

And as usual, I always get a chuckle when I come here (not because of your sickness, of course.) Keep on talking to those attorneys!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

There are times when our most desired plans get changed! Hope you're feeling better, sweetie, God will provide at the right time. The flowers are gorgeous and just enjoy them, read a nice book or magazine, don't watch the CA trial as it'll get you sicker! Lots of hugs, FABBY

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, bad timing to be sick...poop...The flowers are gorgeous! Well, whenever or whatever you do I know you will enjoy it. I yell at the attorney's too!

Carol

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Debbie,

I'm so sorry to read that you're sick, and that you had to cancel (or postpone) your plans to celebrate your anniversary. Your husband is wonderful to bring you that whole bucket of flowers -- I'm so impressed!! I also enjoyed your post with the wedding pictures. They were beautiful; thanks for sharing!

I've definitely had my share of sickness in our 24 years, and now, my husband has to have surgery this coming Tuesday. He tore a tendon in his right arm from the bicep to the elbow this week while lifting weights. They said it will probably be three months before it's back to normal. So I haven't done a single post this week. I saw part of that trial yesterday while I waited in the Orthopedic Surgeon's office. What a sickening case that is :( Please feel better soon.

Hugs,

Denise

Sharon said...

Oh Debbie - I was very surprised to see your comment on my blog this morning - and worried. I knew that there wasn't much that would have kept you from that date with Sir Lotsa Hair. I am so sorry to hear that you're not well...physically. (Sorry - couldn't resist)

Hoping you're on the mend soon - and that the belated celebration will be just as sweet. Looks like your romantic knight has a very good start...

Take care and get well soon.

(P.S. Don't even get me started on Casey Anthony...)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Sometimes Life just happens, doesn't it? How nice that Sir Lotsa Hair is attentive and knew just how to celebrate anyway. Congratulations to both of you as you continue the "for better, for worse" journey! Loved your wedding pic post, too. But the one before that -- YOU know the one ... toooooo close to home to like it much, although laughter is always a good thing, so I guess I'd have to say it was "good!" Hang in there -- with the rest of us!

FrouFrouBritches said...

OH NO! I am so, so sorry you're not feeling well. I hate you had to cancel your plans to go away for the weekend. That stinks!

Love the flowers though, especially the entire bargain bucket. It's so nice to have a husband who "gets you" and acts accordingly, isn't it?

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I am truly soooooooooooo sorry it turned out that way...but your hubby is like mine and they always save the day! I have had flowers like that also...I am the tightwad and he is the gift giver...those are just beautiful.

As for saying things on your blog then it happening...I think I need to stay quiet...I wrote on contentment and our move came!!!

God is so faithful and still sends the little butterfly in the middle of our disappointments.

Your celebration will even be richer. Enjoy...and get well so you can soak in every minute of what he has planned.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ah hope you are 100% soon...and how wonderful to have a home filled with flowers !
I have a feeling when you do get to celebrate it will be fabulous (())

Sonja said...

oh you are so right... man plans, God laughs.
I've seen it happen too many times.

I told my husband I am NOT watching Casey Anthony, not one more minute! Like Sharon said... don't get me started!

I hope by now you are already beginning to feel better... just looking at the flowers probably helps a lot. It'll be just as sweet, maybe even better, when you do get your time away! :) and YAY for such a sweet husband.

Lailani said...

lol! Oh I love the bucket of flowers! That made me laugh. Sorry for your yuckiness, may the make up plans out shine the original!

Christine said...

I'm leaving your post on my open computer so my husband will see it. Of course if he see my comment he'll know what I was up to (love ya Tom hint hint).

Hope you are feeling better!

Gaby said...

Debbie, I'm sorry you were sick and I hope you are feeling better. But HOW SWEET is your husband! Congratulations on your anniversariy again and I hope you get to celebrate it as you wanted to soon.

Patti said...

Oh, sorry you've been under the weather. Hope you are feeling better very soon.

When I was in Florida, every home I spent time in had the Casey Anthony trial on...all day and then again on the talk shows at night. I must admit, I'm in a bit of the withdrawals not having it now that I'm home.

Finally, what a great hubby Sir Lotsa Hair is. I love all the flowers he bought for you.

Love,
Patti

Anonymous said...

Your bucket of flowers is gorgeous! Great idea. I hope you are feeling better and get out to celebrate soon.

Sandie/Chatty crone

Ms.Daisy said...

Debbie,
Sorry for the way things turned out for your anniversary plans and that you are/were feeling so yucky. I hope you are beginning to feel better again. Wow, that Sir Lotsa Hair knows how to do things right. Lotsa flowers for sure.

~Jean
P.S. I cannot bear to watch the Anthony trial...she does not look as though she has one ounce of remorse.

Kelli said...

Delayed gratification isn't so bad, huh? So sorry you had to deal with feeling under the weather. Flowers always lift my spirits and are a wonderful REMINDER of the lovely things in life, such as a long, fulfilling marriage!! Thanks for your words of encouragement. Medicine for a wounded spirit desperate for His comfort.

"Ima" said...

So sorry you are sick. I prayed you for you throughout the day. I'm sorry you missed your anniversay trip, but think it is so sweet what your husband did for you. And I have to let the Other Nut know about the bucket of flowers. That is the way to do it. He doesn't know about that, be he did bring me home some flowers yesterday from the grocery story-peonies, my favorite! So hope you are feeling better.

"Ima" said...

be is supposed to say but. And it should also say "I" so hope you are feeling better. Gotta love typos!

Angel said...

I have been out of the loop for a while (hubby had a birthday, we had family in, etc.) so I'm just catching up on your posts.

So sorry to hear about your unfortunate illness. I hope you get that redo celebration going soon. I read about your special day and had to laugh of course. Mine was not perfect but still perfect to me.

Thanks for that tip on the flowers. I'll have to pass this along to you know who. :)

Sue said...

Hope you are feeling better Debbie, and since i missed the anniversary, I now want to say Happy Anniversary, and may you have many more. You had a beautiful wedding absolutely beautiful, enjoyed the post so much.
Now I know comments were off for Sunday, but let me say what a blessing it was to read this, thank you for the encouragement. You are truly a blessing from the Lord.
Hugs,
Sue

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness your blog is wonderful and I have just discovered you. I will be back!!!
Google is being difficult to post so I need to post as anonymous.
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laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Debbie, I'm so sorry you'e been sick, but as usual, I love your attitude about it. The bucket of flowers is wonderful! I've been married 42 years and have never received roses (a doz or 1/2 doz)! When we were dating, I told my future husband that roses, although gorgeous, are way to expensive to watch them die in a vase. I prefer daisies, which are much less expensive and last longer. I think he married me, because he knew he'd never have to buy a dozen roses! I loved your "comments off" Sunday post~I hope my tears are mingled with yours! Feel better soon and have a wonderful anniversary celebration. laurie

Carol said...

Debbie,
Hope you are fully mended soon! And the post on God saving and remembering our tears, filled me with praise for our wonderful and loving, overwhelming God. Hallelujah!

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