Tuesday, April 3, 2012

toute seul

No time even to "cracher dans la rue".  I am all alone among the branches, the tulips, the roses, the Orders and the phone that has been mostly quiet is now annoyingly LOUD!  Frequently loud and annoying.

I've been flying solo since Saturday and frankly, the charm has worn off.  Marisa comes in to save me tomorrow and Steve, our driver is back on the job.  My shoulders are stiff from all the prepping and my anxiety level has risen to a roaring crescendo as I realize that the orchids haven't been watered in probably two weeks and the hydrangea I bought on Saturday need HYDrating too.  I don't have enough greeting cards, my vase supply has dwindled, and I had a crabby pants email customer today.  Kate, are you reading this?

Bless Joe for delivering the flowers today. I wonder what genius designed Assembly Square in Somerville.
It's a No Man's Land out by the Mystic River for the uninitiated with a major thoroughfare divided into one ways on either side of the Expressway.  Absolutely inspired city planning.

I need to drink more water.

So, I entertained myself briefly with taking photos of ZuZu at eye level.


"what's goin' on out there"?

"Hmm I smell banana"

"She's hiding it in her jeans".


"you could clean the floor ya know".

"More"?


"Fine. No more photos."

8 comments:

Noelle the dreamer said...

Dear Toute Seule,
Imagine such a holiday and no one buying your beautiful flowers?
Zuzu's photos are lovely though and I am sure if you cuddle her, she will give you lots of loving and you will feel much better.
A cuppa (tea) is always a good remedy for relieving anxiety!
Joyeuses Paques!

Bow Street Flowers said...

Merci, Noelle. Yes, back to gratitude mode. Hot lemon water is my balm.

flwrjane said...

My coeur breaks for you.

I haven't cleaned a flower is ever s long.

That's the hard job. As is delivery.

The Alpha and the Omega I call it.

If it wasn't cleaned we couldn't design with it and if it wasn't delivered in sterling condition we would have unhappy clients and designers.

The unsung heroes of the business.

How about a massage when this is over?

jane xo

An Urban Cottage said...

I was going to check in and see how you were doing. Zuzu is looking good. Is she happy?

webb said...

I was thinking a glass of wine. ZuZu loves you, tho.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Jane - Crabbiness over, but yes, a message would be fine.

Steve - Violet groomed ZuZu through the cage.

Webb - wine tonight. yummy.

Jen said...

I feel for you. We must talk, whenever I get to your store. Perhaps I can be your emergency intern.

Kristina said...

Shelley, I LOVE these photos of Zuzu. And Violet groomed her?! Peace and affection in the spring air?

Hope this holiday weekend has been a happy, busy one. Starfield and I are headed to the park soon to enjoy this beautiful afternoon.