February 14, 2009
My delight in my Valentineís Day flowers was tempered by my annoyance at keeping the cats away from them. I remembered why I rarely have flowers in the house and allow my roses to wither on the vine. Iím constantly chasing them from the vases, finding mangled blooms on the floor. Yelling at my beloved girls and being mad at them makes me feel terrible and definitely mars the pleasure of the beautiful flowers and the joy of the gift. Iím hoping theyíll soon get as tired of it as I am and leave them alone. A girl can hope.