Could not, for the life of us, figure out why The Spouse's mother had not thanked us for her Mother's Day Tribute yet. I mean, c'mon. Surely her flowers were delivered on Saturday!
Monday: still nothing.
Maybe Grandma has died, we start to wonder. She's dealing with the funeral. But surely, someone else in the family would have called.
Internet issues? Possibly.
Maybe the lousy florist lost the order. Unlikely, however, as it's a small town, and they know us.
The Spouse finally calls her yesterday afternoon. Did you get your flowers, he asks.
His mother informs him that, no, she did not receive any flowers. But since he ordered them for Mother's Day, they'll probably come in time for Mother's Day. Which, in the US, is NEXT Sunday.
We'll this is what happens when you live in the Twilight Zone. Russian Women's Day is in March. UK Mother's Day, which we would see ads for on TV, is in the fall sometime, I think.
I swear, I thought Mother's Day was the first Sunday in May.
I had been cursing the nerve of FTD as they kept sending me email reminders about ordering flowers for Mother's Day.
"Good God, people!" I kept thinking every time I saw another email. "It's over. OVER! Move on."
My mother, to her credit, said "Thank you so much," and never batted an eye about my being a week early.
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