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Re: No gardening?


Judy - so very sorry about your mom-in-law.  Sincerest condolences!!

On 12/11/07, Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com> wrote:
>
> We had snow Sunday afternoon and dropping temperatures. The snow stayed
> and
> invited friends. We have about 4 inches. It melted down some yesterday
> afternoon, so not sure what our total was. 24F now with clear skies. We
> left
> some concord grapes that had grown among the clematis and the chickadees
> are
> really going after them. They also like the walnuts that didn't get picked
> up.  I see one of our transient woodpeckers sampling the grapes now. They
> also like the walnuts and do the littler birds a favor by pecking them
> open.
> My cat is transfixed! She doesn't like to go out in the snow, so this is
> very entertaining for her.
> We found out the week before Thanksgiving that Ed's mom had end stage
> cancer
> in her abdomen. She died the 28th, funeral the 8th, so it has been a
> hectic
> few weeks. I'm glad her suffering was short, but we sure miss her. We
> brought her to our home when her care was too much for the staff at
> assisted
> living. I'd hoped to pamper her at home for a few weeks, use those skills
> I
> learned in Hospice, but she died the next day, while I was at work. Thank
> goodness Ed's brother decided to stop by so he wasn't alone. Not the way
> I'd
> planned, but death is like that.
> Hope those of you in the ice storms are all OK. Be careful if you have to
> be
> out in it. I've come down with a cold and got to call in sick so I haven't
> had to do any driving. Holed up with my herb tea & warm blanket listening
> to
> Christmas carols. Makes me almost happy to be ill :->
> Judy B z6 Idaho
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 8:08 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] No gardening?
>
>
> > Gosh y'all are quiet, I figured there would be a few more messages.
> > Can't believe no one is out there gardening...in December...two weeks
> > from Christmas... :-) Anyway hope everyone is okay, we've been watching
> > all the news about the ice storms and power outages. We had a snidge of
> > rain last Friday but the TV news departments trotted out their
> > Stormwatch 2007 graphics for nothing because the promised two-day deluge
> > did not appear.  Any rain is okay though.
> > I didn't do any gardening either. Saturday was windy and cold so I did
> > inside chores. Sunday I got up way before dawn and headed for Las Vegas
> > with my sister and a couple friends, we went shopping at Cowboy
> > Christmas again. An entire convention center of western goods, many
> > wonderful things, but alas I did not manage to cross everything off my
> > gift list. I did get most of it done though and I bought a couple things
> > for myself. I'm much better at buying for myself than I am for others!
> > Went into the greenhouse yesterday and the bay tree is finally putting
> > out some new leaves, happy happy. I think I imported a critter too
> > because something is munching on geranium leaves. Might be geranium
> > budworm so I'll start off by dusting with some BT.  There are a couple
> > paperwhite blooms outside but unsurprisingly not much is happening out
> > there.
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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