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Re: Happy Birthday!

Congratulations my dear! They had it coming. You were far more patient
than I'd ever be - much to your credit. Hear, hear - tell them how it is
my friend!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 07 Feb 2004 13:00:59 -0600

>Yeh...my ex heard it too! LOL.  That's why he's my EX. LOL LOL LOL.  My 
>husband is a sweety...I just have to every now and then redirect they way he 
>thinks.  He gets used to his underwear always being neatly folded in his 
>drawer, and a towel and washrag always ready to go...and the toilet is 
>clean, the kitchen is clean....but never bothers to say thank you.  Just 
>expects it.  When I get like this...he'll come back later and say, "ya 
>know..you're right...thanks for doing all that".  And in the past he has 
>hired somebody to come and clean the house twice a month.  Six to four kids 
>in a house is a LOT of work and a LOT of laundry.  And three of those six 
>kids are HIS....so....'nuff said.
>>From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Birthday!
>>Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 13:32:39 -0500
>>I think I've heard this somewhere before. Maybe one or two of my exes.
>>On Saturday, February 7, 2004, at 01:16 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>>>Thanks!  And no, you don't sound preachy at all.  It's just the truth.  
>>>I've hit that point in my life where my family thinks I've gone insane and 
>>>"changed".  LOL.  Because I've gone on strike.  When they ask "what's for 
>>>dinner?" I say "I don't know, what are you fixing?"  When my husband can't 
>>>find clothes I say "I don't know, ask the laundry fairy what she did with 
>>>it".  It dawned on me that I have a house full of teenagers and a husband 
>>>who think they can't do anything.  The youngest three are all 15 years 
>>>old.  The other is 17.  The oldest two are gone.  I work outside the home. 
>>>  So does my husband.  So why should I be the one who plans dinners, does 
>>>all the laundry and somehow magically know where to find things that they 
>>>have lost?  It escapes me.  So...about two weeks ago, I did the "meltdown" 
>>>thing and gathered the whole family together and told them that I am not 
>>>their maid or housekeeper, I will be taking time to do the things that I 
>>>want to do and if that bothers them, TOO BAD!  They always seem to find 
>>>time to do what they want to do, but I'm the one stuck cleaning the house 
>>>and such.  NO MORE.  I told my husband if he wants a clean and spotless 
>>>house, then get after it or hire a housecleaner.  I will do SOME, but not 
>>>ALL anymore.  And I warned them that gardening season is around the corner 
>>>and if they need me...they'll know where to find me...and it WON'T be in 
>>>the house.  I've heard this happens to women when they hit the menopausal 
>>>years.....well....I guess it hit me.  I do NOT have to do this anymore.  
>>>They are all quite capable of doing it themselves.  I am not Saint Jesse 
>>>the martyr.  If they want something...learn to do it themselves.  End of 
>>>discussion.  So, now they think I've become this grouchy person.  OH well.
>>>Jesse Rene' Bell
>>>Claremore, OK
>>>Zone 6
>>>>From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>>>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Birthday!
>>>>Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 12:17:11 EST
>>>>Belated Happy Birthday, Jesse.  Here's hoping it was a good one.  Don't 
>>>>up your dreams for your own business - time passes more quickly than you 
>>>>believe. I do know that from your perspective, you young women think your
>>>>hectic over-crowded days with a houseful  will never end, but kids do 
>>>>grow up
>>>>eventually (sometimes it takes longer than you expect) and the days do 
>>>>come when
>>>>you can do those things you dream about.  Just have faith.  Forgive me if 
>>>>sound "preachy," but I've been there.  Auralie
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>>Island Jim
>>Southwest Florida
>>Zone 10
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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