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Re: Beautiful>Since

Have fun Cathy!!! And let me just say Kitty and Ceres, this type of attitude is not just in the gardening clubs.

I was asked to plant seeds at the Garden Gate so we could sell them in the spring. Last year I planted moon flower vines and they were a big hit. Sold out. So, the owner and the manager both asked me to do it again this year. They even bought the seeds this time.........

so I planted them 2 weeks ago, using MY soil heating cables (I had requested they purchase some, and they're only $20 at Charley's but that never happened) so I've had a few requests since I planted them. 1-please get me some 6 packs or 4 inch to transfer them in to prior to moving them to 1 gal
2-please clear some space in the greenhouse
3-since the 6 packs weren't purchased please save me some 4 inch
4-please clear out some space in the greenhouse particularly the non-living items that are strewn all over the center table

So, I go in yesterday to pot up the sunflowers, nasturtiums, tithonia, moonflowers, sweet peas that had all germinated.

NONE of it had been done. I know they haven't been that busy. It's February for crying out loud. Not only that but all of the living stuff in the GH was completely wilted from lack of water. I wanted to say "What the hell have you people been doing all week?"

So, my manager did apologize and say that she had been gone all week doing talks at all of the local garden clubs, which is true. BUT that's what delegation is for!!!!! I'm still irritated. I got it done, but had to scramble to find places to put everything and find pots to transplant in to. There are still seeds germinating so I'll need more space before this is over. And these people are trying to run a business! Frustrating!
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Beautiful>Since

My seeds came today! I feel guilty about even telling you busy folks
this, but am off to Steamboat Springs for 10 days. Back just in time
for our MG sponsored day of garden talks, where I have volunteered to
run the used book and houseplant sale. Will miss the church finance
committee meeting, and a needlework meeting, but you are right, time
for self is a good thing (even if DH has to drag me there kicking and
screaming - vacations are always his idea!). I hope to be able to
access my mail remotely, so I can stay in touch. We shall see...

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Feb 10, 2007, at 9:06 PM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:

I think we could all use some spring weather!  I'm itching to get
busy outside, but it's too darn cold.  I am sooo looking forward to
warmer weather getting here.
zone 7
West TN
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Beautiful>Since

I don't wonder why you are tired!  I'm truly amazed you don't drop
in your
tracks.  I hope your comp time comes soon!

On 2/10/07, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Sometimes I am not sure how I keep the schedule I do.... my boss
feels bad
about the situation I am currently in, but there isn't anything
he can do
about it other than what he is. (btw, along with paying me, he is
to comp me hours so I can go unwind when this is over)

Free time to do what
you want is very important.  I haven't had any lately, so I am
crabby.  I currently have almost 5,000 messages to decide what to do
read, delete, respond.  My goal was to get most of this done
tonight, but
after starting yesterday at 4:30am work, leaving early to drive
2.5 hours
to a
wake, late dinner, then return drive and getting home at
midnight, back up
moving at 7am to help mother, then off to lunch with friends, a
bit of
shopping, then home, made dinner, working on laundry, ... I am
about to
it a night. And I wonder why I am so tired!


----- Original Message
From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Saturday,
February 10, 2007 8:25:56 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Beautiful>Since

could never handle the workload you have.

You're right. It's just that I'd
hoped this year would be better.  The Hort
Ed did get me some help in a
couple of other things I do, but only because I
told him I wasn't doing them
this year - period.

I'm guessing if I can't get them to take certain
responsibilities, I will do
them because they have to be done.  However, to
make up for all that extra
time, I'll forgo much of the group activity.  I
really need to keep some of
my free time for myself this year.

Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:16 PM
Re: [CHAT] Beautiful>Since

> Congrats Auralie... Your club is something to
be proud of!
> I have been
> involved with many clubs for various hobbies,
not just gardening.  Seems
> the
> same, only a small percentage are active
members, always the same folks
> doing
> all the work.
> Jim... well I have
been up to my arm pits in work.  Gotta an
> auditor who wants to see
everything for X amount of years... and that is
> taking a lot of my time,
especially since I have to also do my regular
> work....along with finishing
up some major changeovers that were started
> before I knew she was coming...
sigh.  Then add weather related issues,
> trying
> to keep my sanity by
spending some time with family and friends....
> well....
> just not enough
hours in the day.
> Kitty- They couldn't survive without
> you!....
Sometimes you just have to let things get mucked up so they
> realize
> you
are not super women....give them notice that you are not doing it
> if
no one steps forward it won't happen.... then don't give in and
do it all!
Ceres- congrats on being Pres.... hope they don't over work
you... do you
> a good VP to help?
> Zem- sorry to hear about the ice storm... they
are the
> worst!  It is a shame someone won't step forward so the club can
> but
> I also understand- enough is enough... someone else's
> Donna
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