Recently I've been dropping hints to my husband. Hints that don't need a super secret decoder ring to decipher. Flowers. It would be wonderful to be surprised with a bouquet of flowers as a nice gesture of how much my husband loves me. Normally I tell him not to buy frivolous things for me. We are after all trying to cross off all the items on our list for hunting in the back country, and these "items" are not cheap: bivy tents, a second set of range finders, new sights and rests for new bows, jet boil, new hiking boots. And the list goes on.
Flowers received on certain holidays are a bit cliche for me and I think it is absolutely absurd that the price for a dozen roses costs 3 times the normal price just b/c it is the thing to buy on Valentines day. This gal would rather receive flowers on a random day of the month and not out of obligation because of a specific calendar date. I want my man to simply be inspired to buy something sweet... just because.
So, the other day when my man called on his way home with a message that he had something for me, I was thrilled. Could he have picked up some flowers for me on his way home?
He walked in the door with a proud beaming smile on his face. Here is what he lovingly purchased for me:
A DVD field guide on De-boning Elk in the Field
We had a good laugh and crossed off another item on the hunting list.