The Importance of Being Earnest

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
~~~ Judy Garland

My apologies, I haven’t been earnest with you, so let me be frank, because today’s post is all about Valentine.

More precisely … Valentine’s Day.

Apparently this week’s the week, when Hallmark rubs their hands with glee because of all the money that comes in. Florists all over the world are smiling because of the love that is in the air.

Ok – apologies again – this time for the cynicism.

We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in this house. I’d like to think, we’re having a Valentine’s Day every day and don’t need “a special” day to celebrate our love for each other. I suppose it’s not a bad thing, don’t get me wrong, especially for those “young lovers” (OMG that makes me feel old), but I suppose it’s the commercial aspect of it that really gets to me a bit.

But, all is not lost in this household. I do get flowers once in a while. Why not more often? Well … I’ve got a tendency to kill flowers. Like in, really fast, quickly! Poor souls. Hubby knows that cooking dinner or bringing home afternoon tea is much more appreciated than flowers.

Still, there was that memorable day when (still living in Germany) I went to work and received about 20 BEAUTIFUL red roses from him. It would’ve cost him a fortune and I truly loved them (thank god, I had mum around to help me look after them – LOL)

BUT … I received 20 red roses and had to get back home that night, 20 roses in my hand – the walk to the tram stop 10 mins, on the tram 10 mins, 30 uncomfortable mins on the train, another 10 mins on a bus and thank goodness only 2 mins walk to my apartment. I was slightly pissed off by the time I got home, but the oh’s and ah’s from my friends made up for it.

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, everyone, and remember “Love is in the air” every day!

About Iris B

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she actually had met her future husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently emerged, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as her dog.
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14 Responses to The Importance of Being Earnest

  1. ACK! Why does the competition get all the free advertizing? My husband works for AMERICAN GREETINGS! Buy American Greetings and keep a roof over my head!
    (Sorry; had to get that off my chest)
    I, too, kill flowers and I find watching them die off so fast depressing. I am afraid Valentine’s Day isn’t big here since my kids were younger, and I guess that will be my post for Friday. (I had gone overboard a couple of times.
    At least, you know, I WILL get an AMERICAN GREETINGS card!

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  2. Author says:

    We don’t celebrate either. I’ll get a small box of chocolates for him and vice versa but we don’t do the flower thing because the industry raises prices by about three times during this particular week. I don’t like that tactic and won’t support it.

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  3. jeff7salter says:

    Iris, I went through a phase when I focused on flowers for my sweetheart, but lately, I’ve gone with mylar helium balloons. don’t require water, last longer, and the grandkids enjoy paying with them. LOL

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  4. pjharjo says:

    Yes, iris. It certainly is. 🙂

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