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Re: Spring pictures

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring pictures
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 10:35:11 -0600
  • References: <25633581.1115116570934.JavaMail.root@Sniper27>

I bet your MG status is being kept up regardless of hours reported because
they realize your value.  I also have the feeling you may be
under-reporting.  A 30 min presentation includes the time it takes to design
the presentation, prep work, travel, cleanup, etc.  Altogether (research,
creating slideshow, writing and printing booklet, practicing, etc.) I
probably put 30 hours into my 65 min presentation on summer bulbs.  I'd be
too embarassed to report that it took me that long, but I'll turn in perhaps
10 hours.  Don't be too humble with your hours report.  It doesn't just
benefit you.  When you report that you put in 50 hours in a year, that
report may help your CES get a better budget.  I'm not saying one should
exaggerate, but don't under-report.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 4:32 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring pictures

> It has been misery here...can't believe how cold it is. Supposed to be
> low of 29 degrees here tonight and when I was out for my break at 2
> a.m., I'm sure it was close to that. Brrr...had my team's first softball
> practice Monday night. Poor little girls (grades 3 & 4)...I had to keep
> them moving all during practice to keep them warm enough. Next practice
> is Wed...hope it warms up by then...took me the rest of the night on
> Monday just to get warm again. Got loads of plants that are sitting on
> my covered front porch waiting to go into the ground...just too darned
> cold here. So far, most of the blooming things in my yard have been
> fine, but tonight I'm sure I'll lose the blooms on the bleeding hearts
> and all my miniature white iris, as well as whatever aquilegia's are
> flowering already. I'm sure I'll be checking damage when I get home in
> the a.m. Well, I guess the MG's here didn't catch on that I didn't get
> my educational hours all completed last year because I am still on their
> active member list. Got a call this past week to do a short 30 minute
> presentation for pre-schoolers ages 3-5 at a local Head Start program...
> I am such a sucker for kids...how could I say no???? Anyway, got some
> cool coloring pages off the web for their teacher to photocopy after I'm
> gone but also one of the local nurseries donated some wheat grass and
> some giant sunflower seeds. We're going to plant the sunflowers outside
> in the daycare's little garden and then grow wheat grass "hair" in
> styrofoam cups that the kid's will decorate with faces. Two groups of 28
> and 35 kids apiece...so I needed quick and easy! Many of these are
> underpriveleged children who have no access at home to gardens, so I
> can't wait to give them a chance to grow something and see what that
> feels like!
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
>  --- On Mon 05/02,  < Cersgarden@aol.com > wrote:
> From:  [mailto: Cersgarden@aol.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 19:59:23 EDT
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring pictures
> Lynda, a beautiful garden. Everything looks so lush!<br> We have had so
> much cold & frost many of my trees & shrubs are really <br>burned. My
> Magnolia 'Butterflies', fringe tree and hydrangeas are the worst.
> <br>Many lilies are have been iced so I will lose the bloom or it will
> be deformed. <br>We are supposed to get frost again tonight.<br>
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