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Re: Been gone too long!

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Been gone too long!
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 12:02:27 -0600
  • References: <23635471.1133417867316.JavaMail.root@sniper28>

Glad to hear from you again Melody.

Can the kids help you with your garden next year?  It's called reciprosity.
You help them in an endless number of ways, maybe there's something they
could do to help with spring cleanup in the yard.  It would be a good
life-lesson for them.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 12:16 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Been gone too long!

> OMG...how the heck are you guys? I have missed all of you and have
> enjoyed skimming the list mail trying to keep up with all the going's
> on...I probably missed some stuff but the nice part is knowing you all
> are still here. I hope all of you had a good Thanksgiving...it was my
> turn to work this year so the DH and kids did most of the cooking while
> I slept. Have been enormously busy with church and the classes I've been
> taking for ministry formation and stewardship. The kids are all sick
> right now and my mom had knee surgery so home life is keeping me busy,
> too. Work at the hospital is the SOSDD as it has been for all the years
> I've worked here...had an upper level management person who makes the
> big bucks ask me recently how I could stand working in a job I hated
> that much for so long. I just looked at her and laughed...I said it's
> called a paycheck and benefits. LOL! I guess when you make in excess of
> 100 grand a year you live in a different plane of reality than the
> rest of us.
> My poor garden really suffered this year under the demands of 2 jobs and
> classes and family commitments. Got so far behind I eventually
> surrendered which I know will make for more work in the late winter,
> early spring but something had to give and this was it. I think we might
> have done okay until the sinkhole episode which just totally ruined a
> good portion of my favorite garden...that and the lack of rain through
> much of the summer. Well, I can hope for a better year next year, can't
> I? Now I have all winter to think about how I can improve and streamline
> the process of working in my gardens.
> Speaking of winter, we're getting our first appreciable snow storm here
> in this part of the state tonight. Started snowing here about 9 p.m. and
> by the time I left for work at 10:20 p.m. it was pretty nasty.
> Interstate traffic was moving at about 25 mph, semi's included...high
> winds made for near white out at times because of all the flat fields.
> Plows hadn't been out yet so it was tough to tell where to drive. Took
> me about 1/2 hour to drive 10 miles. Of course, it is supposed to stop
> during the night and we're only supposed to be looking at 4 inches or
> less, so the morning drive ought to be much better. Ceres...how did you
> guys do with this storm?
> And to those west of here who got creamed by the storm earlier this
> week...ugh! So sorry...I was praying for all of you. And to our friends
> in OK...hope they get those fires under control soon...that looks nasty.
> Pam...always wishing for rain for you my dear. Jim...people up here
> couldn't believe the Buddha's hand...they were fascinated by it. It was
> too bitter for us to eat, but it ended up being a great show and tell
> piece. Thanks. I could go on and on, with personal thoughts and messages
> for nearly everyone on the list, but that would be unbearable for all
> the rest. Suffice to say, I've been mostly paying attention and praying
> lots and lots for all of you. Andrea...hope you are feeling better with
> the back. God, I've missed you guys so much...it feels good to be back.
> Here's hoping I can hang around more. Hugs to all of you!
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
> Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this
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