I immediately cut and put them in water in the sunniest spot of my kitchen counter. I honestly don't know where they came from.
- J I M O U T -
Earlier today I went over to Kathy's to borrow her lawnmower. She's a very friendly and generous neighbor and after I got to know her last summer she gave me a key to her garden shed so I could use the mower any time I needed. I put the key on the same ring as my own shed ring and it lay on my kitchen counter throughout most of the summer until one day I said to myself, "Y'know, if I just leave it there it's going to get lost one of these days." So I put it away in a safe place I would be sure to find when next I needed it. Guess what? I haven't seen it since. I knocked on her door and asked to borrow the mower, explaining what I've just put down. She didn't seem to mind and as long as we were on the subject of mowing she asked if I could do here lawn as well since this was her first day off work in a while and she just wanted to rest. She gave me some cash, we went back to my shed where I gave her a portion of my pilfered office supply horde and I went about the yard work.
When I finished I put the mower away and went about other chores before I was to leave to the folks' for dinner. It was just before I left when I discovered the flowers. Kathy had left them there after returning from town on an errand. I discovered this five minutes after finishing the earlier entry when I dropped off her key on my way out. The mystery is solved.
I can't remember the last time anyone gave me flowers for any occasion. How sweet.