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Re: All caught up!!!

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] All caught up!!!
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:50:08 -0600
  • References: <26265878.1111038697527.JavaMail.root@sniper10.usinternet.com>

That seems to always be a problem.  I was Secretary of my neighborhood
association for 5 yrs, then bowed out as MG tasks increased.  At the same
time our President died and the Treasurer  moved.  So for the past 3 yrs
we've sort of been in limbo because the new president - the only person
willing to do it - is an idiot, the secretary refuses to come to meeetings
or write newsletters, and the treasurer, though he does do a good job, has
never been seen - even when he was elected.  So now I've taken to writing
the newsletter just so we'll have one.  We just can't get people interested
in participation, yet they grumble about this and that.

My sisters and I were all in Brownies and Girl Scouts.  My mother was not
well so she had to decline participation, but she always made sure to
contribute by baking or supplying materials when needed.

Yes, we need to say "NO" sometimes, but it sure would be nice if some people
would just occasionally say "Yes".


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] All caught up!!!

> Gene: I say no plenty, believe me. But how, for instance, do you say no
> to a bunch of girls who badly want to be involved with Girl Scouts and
> after 2 years no other mom or dad would volunteer to be a leader? How do
> you say no to coaching your kid's softball team when no one else will
> take the job? There are an awful lot of parents out there who want their
> kids to be involved in stuff--as long as they don't have to do any of
> the work. Kind of makes me mad. But in the end, I'm the one who benefits
> the most--spending time with these kids, helping young girls discover
> new talents, new skills, new possibilities beyond what they knew...it's
> a precious gift that keeps me humble and enriches my life immeasurably.
> So I make room in my life to fit it in because in the end, these things
> are important and summers filled with softball and years worth of good
> memories about being a girl scout...those things will last a lifetime
> and maybe, just maybe make a difference. And the stuff I do for
> church...well, let's just say that I think God brought me to this point
> in my life for just this reason, for these people, for this church...so
> it's a call I can't ignore or say no to. So, if it's not kids or family
> or church or gardening...I do say no to everything else. And don't feel
> guilty about it at all. :-)
> Melody Hobert-Mellecker
> Director, Stewardship & Religious Education
> St. Joseph's Parish, Hills, IA
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Wed 03/16, Gene Bush < genebush@otherside.com > wrote:
> From: Gene Bush [mailto: genebush@otherside.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:01:23 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] All caught up!!!
> Hummm...<br> Have you heard that the word *NO* is, at times, a complete
> sentence? <br>Goodness!<br>Gene E. Bush<br>Munchkin Nursery & Gardens,
> llc<br>www.munchkinnursery.com<br>genebush@munchkinnursery.com<br>Zone
> 6/5 Southern Indiana<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
> "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com><br><br>> My goodness...it has taken me
> the better part of two weeks to catch up<br>> on email. Doesn't help
> that we were all down with the flu for about a<br>> week and a
> half...first the kids, one by one (which only prolongs a<br>> mother's
> agony, since I got sick right after the first one did) and then<br>>
> lastly the DH got sick, which pretty much meant that I basically had
> no<br>> choice but to NOT be sick any longer...funny how that works,
> isn't it?<br>> Then I had to spend a few days doing everything that DH
> should have<br>> taken care of for the 5 days I was sick but didn't
> (little things--like<br>> grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning the house)
> and take care of a sick<br>> husband and kids exhausted from being sick.
> UGH!!!<br>><br>><br>> It felt good just to get back to work after all of
> that. But then I<br>> checked my email and found about 1400 messages, so
> have been playing<br>> catch-up ever since. Plus I got behind in my
> course work and had to get<br>> a paper written and I'm only about half
> done with the readings for next<br>> week's class. Work at church is
> getting to be a bigger job all the time;<br>> we have a new initiative
> for doing intergenerational faith formation<br>> that I am in charge of
> getting started, so I've been surfacing talented<br>> parishioners
> willing to serve on a committee to get this done.<br>><br>><br>> Have
> noticed on trips in and out of the house that the snow crocus are<br>>
> blooming...and the daffodils are coming up. We have been having
> some<br>> strange weather days, but that is typical for Iowa in March.
> One morning<br>> it started snowing about 6 a.m. and dropped about an
> inch of heavy, wet<br>> snow in a couple of hours but by the time I got
> up at 2 that
> afternoon,<br>> the temps. were in the 40's and everything had
> melted...crazy! We even<br>> had one day a couple of weeks ago where the
> temp. was almost 70...the<br>> next week it was back to the teens. Pool
> is still frozen so that's a<br>> pretty big indicator that as far as the
> average temps go, it is still<br>> very much winter here.<br>><br>><br>>
> Anyway, hopefully now that I'm current again I'll be more of a<br>>
> participant in the list instead of just reading and deleting or
> saving<br>> to folders. Barring any major upsets in my life, that is.
> :-)<br>><br>><br>><br>> Melody<br>> Hills, IA<br>><br>> "The most
> beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>> --Albert
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