The roses were quite affordable--two bunches for $5.00. And if the vendor was in a hurry to skedaddle, they could be bought for less.
Handsome waltzed into my life via a friend. The attention he gave me was quite loverly, special compared to other guys. Sure, he'd taken me to dinner and movies. And he frequently brought me bunches of the roses. Totally romantic.
When we decided to marry, we pinched pennies to save for our dream house. And after our sons were born, continued to pinch. Which meant no roses. It was okay, I rationalized. We needed to put the money elsewhere. Occasionally, he gave me the grocery store bouquet for the usual special days. But they weren't the same.
And so it went.
He pushed a white bakery box my way. I'd seen that box many times and knew what it contained. Handsome loves, Loves, LOVES donuts. *snicker* I like them too, but don't eat many cause they like my middle parts.
"Oh, that's sweet," I said and opened the box. Definitely, not roses. Six glazed, six holes, and a lone vanilla cake. I gave him a huge grin and said, "You bought my favorite. Thank you."
With a grin that tickled my fancy, he said, "Aren't I romantic?"
Donuts are romantic? With a smile, I walked to his side and kissed his hair above his ear. "Yes, you are."
*Thanks, Neil Diamond, for the sweet song title.
Romance is found in the little things. Where do you find it?
Like some of her characters, award-winning author, Vicki Batman has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, ride attendant at an amusement park; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general “do anything gal” at a financial services firm--the list is endless.
She has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories. She is a member of RWA and several writing groups and chapters. In 2004, she joined DARA and has served in many capacities, including 2009 President. DARA awarded her the Robin Teer Memorial Service Award in 2010.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if??"
When a young woman plans a romantic getaway with her boyfriend, disaster strikes, and she soon finds Mr. Right could be someone else.
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