Saturday, January 14, 2017

Unusual Tulips

It was NewYear's eve when hubby made a kind gesture by arriving home with a bouquet of fresh cut flowers. White tulips, a very unusual flower for this time of yer. I was thrilled for my Mom passed on a tradition that one should have fresh flowers to go into the new year. Tulips were one of her favourite flowers. Earlier in the day Buddy and I had tried to pick up cut flowers at our local grocers but nothing worthy was left so we just brought home a few delicacies for our threesome to enjoy later that eve. 
Buddy had asked for a party. I assured him we would have fun. He went down to the basement and brought up the hats and goodies that go with the tradition just before hubby came home.
Hubby still manages to head to his office though he gets very little done. At the moment we don't want to take that from him until becomes absolutely necessary since it is one aspect of his daily routine that helps his sense of self worth and identity. He believes he is fine.
Since by now many major clients as well as his trusted long employee have left him because of his behaviour that lead to huge arguments and disagreements it seems okay. His ability to be precise as their accountant is likely compromised as his dementia increases. No clients currently are at risk. He still has a few small trusted clients willing to hang in for now knowing things are changing.
It has been two weeks that the tulips came to our home and today they are still upright. I have never had tulips last so long. It is truly an unusual bunch. I smile when I see them.





10 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

This is a lovely post. I like the tradition of having fresh flowers for the new year. I was a few days late, but my grocery store alstroemeria are long lasting on my kitchen table.
Here's a hug. I just felt like sending it :-)

Olga Hebert said...

What beautiful tulips, and so special that they lasted.

Sandi said...

Beautiful!

Ginny Hartzler said...

They are beautiful flowers! I am so very sorry about your husband.

Sandra said...

flowers make me smile also. these are beautiful. I am so sad for you and your family as this dreaded disease continues. It is good he can still go to the office. I can't imagine how this effects you and Buddy. prayers for all of you.

Arkansas Patti said...

The flowers are lovely and your hubby a sweetie to bring them. I am so happy that he can still work and feel useful. Hope he continues so well.

Linda said...

The flowers are beautiful, Heidi. I am so sorry you are going through this. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, I love seeing pretty flowers especially this time of year --when we don't have anything blooming here. I love tulips and we 'try' to grow them. However, the Chipmunks dig up the bulbs thinking they are Nuts..... SO--our Tulips are gradually dwindling....

What a nice gesture from your hubby....

Hugs to you and Buddy,
Betsy
P.S. I've had 2-3 recent posts that you might enjoy...

Vagabonde said...

These are beautiful tulips. I hope they lasted a long time. I am sorry about your husband’s health but I certainly understand. My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer in 2009 and by now he cannot do much and I have to be with him 24/7 so it is not easy. Hang in there.

George said...

The tulips are beautiful, and fresh flowers to start the new year is a wonderful custom.