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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Pleasant Surprise

Today was my 10th anniversary at work.

I'd forgotten, mostly because I count my anniversary from three months ago. I was hired as a temp. I knew from the first week I wanted to stay and work with those crazy, wonderful, really crazy people.

They must have felt the same way because they promoted me to full time September 15. Hence, the anniversary.

The surprise, however, was not that it was my anniversary. It was the flowers.

Thanks to the current economic stress (that was very PC of me, wasn't it?), no one was getting flowers for birthdays or anniversaries this year.

I got flowers, because it's my 10th. What pretty flowers they are, too.

Hot pink roses, fuschia zinnias, lime green button mums, coral carnations, and tiny white marguerite daisies. It's a small arrangement, but full of color and cheer. No ranunculi, but I'm not a flower snob. I love the garden varieties. I'd grow them myself if I had a yard with some sun exposure.

I don't usually like surprises, even good ones, but this one I liked.

I don't know where I'll be in ten years. I have some opinions, but I'll leave the future to God since
He's already there. I do know, for the most part, I've enjoyed the last ten. Thanks to everyone who's been a part of that.

But don't think I'm sharing the flowers. Those are mine.


  1. Congratulations on your work anniversary! How sweet that they gave you flowers. Very nice, indeed.

    I'm impressed with your flower knowlege. Do you grow plants well or just admire them? I have a brown thumb. I do okay with cut flowers. But regular plants start to wither when they see me, I think. I don't mean to harm them, mind you, it just happens.

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Hi Robynn,
    Reg shared with me your blog link. What a wonderful blog! I admired your writing the short time you were with our writer's group and it's wonderful to see you continuing! As we writer's know, we can't stop,it's who we are. Just wanted you to know that people other than your mom are reading! Kudos to you and much success! - Griff/Cynthia

  3. Robynn you're a truly gifted writer. Congrats on the 10years. Call. Me when you get off the phone. Love you. Mom

  4. In keeping with new rule #6: Susie, I work at a florist magazine, so I have a passing familiarity with flower varieties. I am not a designer, however, or a writer for the magazine. I work in the accounting department. I do garden as a hobby, and my office looks like a greenhouse.
    Griff: good to hear from you! Feel free to stop by anytime. When you get your own blog, let me know and I'll look you up.


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