One of my tasks as Office Manager is to order flowers and gift baskets for the deaths, births, marriages and get-wells around our office & field sites.
One of the advantages of this is being able to get what I want for myself . LOL. I showed my assistant exactly what I wanted. She asked "why don't you order it yourself to be delivered on the day you want it?"
I replied: "Well … that would ruin the surprise of what you would write on the card"!
So … I thought about a yummy gift basket but dismissed it when I realised that lying around for a few weeks eating scrumptious things, guaranteed to make me feel better, would ultimately depress me when my wrists buckled under the extra weight on the crutches! Or, maybe the crutches would break – they do have a weight limit!
Flowers are nice but I would be lying here watching them die – not cheerful! So I decided on the "garden bowl" of plants. The photo doesn't really give a good indication of how big this actually is – well, it's not "huge" – we do have a budget we have to stick to, but it is decent sized – probably 24 inches high.
The florist we use calls the recipient to make sure they are going to be home or if something can be left and when Jeff called me he asked "did they make you log in and order your own?" ha ha – I played dumb because that seemed the right thing to do!
So here it is:
And this is a close up of the white flower: