He sent me red roses at work.
The card said, “Happy Birthday Darling! You will always be young and beautiful to me. – I love you.”
My birthday is Monday (today is Friday). He is leaving this afternoon to go camping with friends over the week-end so I won’t see him until Sunday afternoon.
I’ve been really looking forward to the week-end without him. I’ve been afraid that something would happen and he would cancel the trip. But, so far, that hasn’t happened.
And now the roses.
I feel so furious.
Yes, I love flowers. I brought my own flowers, including roses, from my garden to work this morning. They are sitting on the counter in front of me. Some of my teammates stop and smell them and talk with me about my flowers and my garden.
I put the roses that he sent on a coffee table in a seating area that is to the side of my desk. They are there where I can see them if I choose to look that way. Teammates can see them if they are walking that way. But I didn’t feel like putting them in front of me. I don’t feel like explaining to people that he sent me. Some of my teammates know that I want to leave my marriage.
And why would you leave a marriage where your husband sends you red roses?
I think I will leave the flowers here over the week-end, so I don’t have to look at them at home. This morning I was thinking that I will make every effort to not think about him in any way all week-end long. Wish me luck on that!