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Re: Gosh I miss you guys

You're very wise my dear.  Tomorrow is promised to no one.  Make the most of
today.  But your "job" isn't done yet, so I get real positive vibes for ya.

On 9/7/06, Melody <mhobertm@excite.com> wrote:
> Thanks Pam. I really feel bad for Marty as his now-former boss is also
> one of his best and longest time friends. They grew up across the street
> from one another since they were little boys and it really makes Marty's
> heart ache to see his friend throw his life away like this, but he's
> been trying like heck for the past many months to help Sam and at some
> point, it is Sam's decision...so Marty feels relieved to be away from
> having to watch one of his best friends self-destruct right in front of
> him and he'll be waiting for whenever Sam gets it together again. That's
> the kind of guy he is...he won't ever work for Sam again, but he'll be
> there when Sam needs him to be. In the meantime, I am secretly enjoying
> having at least a part time househusband (the other part of the time
> he's job hunting)...I really, really need a wife!!! LOL! As for me, God
> and I have been down this road before and I kind of figure I'm not dead
> yet so it's best just to keep on keeping on...got no
> other choice. Besides, I've kinda known for a long time that every day
> that I wake up is a gift...not to be wasted or thrown away. :-)
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
> Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this
> world!
> --- On Thu 09/07, Pam Evans < gardenqueen@gmail.com > wrote:
> From: Pam Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gmail.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 05:44:17 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gosh I miss you guys
> Melody - sorry about your health issues dear - please keep us posted
> and<br>this will go on my list. Also a new job for Marty. Sorry about
> the job,<br>but it sounds like a good place to be gone from. His boss is
> on a one way<br>ride to ruin and I wouldn't want to be anywhere around
> that when the bottom<br>drops out. What a mess. Hang in there
> darlin'.<br><br><br><br>On 9/6/06, Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
> wrote:<br>><br>> Bonnie: Thanks for the encouraging words. What we ended
> up doing with<br>> the gardens is to begin the process of enlarging
> them...by stripping<br>> sod. I can't salvage what I want until I have a
> place to move them, so<br>> we've created a number of "holding
> beds"...best I could think of in the<br>> short term until I can get to
> do more extensive work out there. I'm<br>> hoping for some time to free
> up here once the annual church picnic is<br>> out of the way and now
> that I've got my year's religion education<br>> curriculum
> done...<br>><br>><br>> It
> has been a really depressing couple of weeks here...my husband lost<br>>
> his job when his boss fired him in a drug induced temper tantrum
> (his<br>> boss has developed a crack cocaine habit so it didn't look
> like the<br>> business would be around much longer anyway as he's
> funneling all of the<br>> money into his habit) and I've had some health
> issues (bad mammogram and<br>> bad PAP smear in the same week)...things
> I have no control over so we're<br>> just getting through. 2nd mammogram
> done today seems okay; we'll recheck<br>> again in 6 months. Looks like
> I have the joy of an endometrial biopsy in<br>> my near future...lovely.
> Aah...enough complaining...got too much other<br>> stuff to get done to
> worry about stuff I can't control.<br>><br>><br>> Anyway...thanks for
> the advice about the brown paper sacks. I'm<br>> definitely going to do
> that. Got to get back to work here...<br>><br>><br>> Melody<br>> Hills,
> IA zone 5<br>><br>> Work for the Lord: the pay isn't much but
> the retirement is out of this<br>> world!<br>><br>> --- On Fri 09/01,
> Bonnie & Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@ameritech.net > wrote:<br>> From:
> Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]<br>> To:
> gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 08:42:11 -0400<br>>
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Gosh I miss you guys<br>><br>> Melody, we miss you
> too, but I understand your needs and priorities.<br>> You<br>cannot do
> it ALL. <br><br>Congratulations on your upcoming<br>> graduation! What
> an accomplishment with<br>all you already have on your<br>> plate!!! And
> yes, we all need one-on=one time<br>with our kids. My<br>> youngest is
> 30 and I still want some time alone with each<br>girl every<br>> now and
> then and so does DH. Of course, at their ages, it's<br>> much<br>harder
> to get that time with Rayna working full time and going<br>> to
> school<br>full time and Tzeitel working full time and taking care
> of<br>> 4 children and a<br>spouse. <br><br>As for your garden question,
> last<br>> year
> with trying to get mother situated in<br>the nursing home, I wanted<br>>
> to get the butterfly garden (which was already a<br>weedy mess)
> cleaned<br>> out. It didn't happen because of many
> circumstances.<br>This spring the<br>> whole bed was totally out of
> control. There is no way to<br>really<br>> rescue it now other than dig
> it out, salvage what I can and<br>> start<br>over, I'm<br>><br>> afraid.
> If you can get the weeds out this fall, lay brown<br>> paper<br>grocery
> bags over the soil (leaving holes where plants are<br>> growing
> of<br>course) and cover it with a layer of mulch, you won't have<br>>
> that much work<br>next spring. It worked with another garden area that
> I<br>> was able to get to<br>last fall. It has been relatively easy to
> manage<br>> this year while the<br>butterfly garden is just depressing.
> Even the<br>> butterflies seem to like the<br>North side driveway border
> garden<br>> better.<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie (SW OH - zone
> 5)<br><br><br>>
> <br><br>-----Original Message-----<br>From:
> owner-gardenchat@hort.net<br>> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf<br>Of Melody <br>Sent:<br>> Friday, September 01, 2006 7:03
> AM<br>To:<br>> gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: [CHAT] Gosh I miss you
> guys<br><br>Dang<br>> but I wish I had more time...to spend here with
> you guys. I really<br>> miss<br>all of you and your advice, your
> support, your friendships.<br>> Can't believe<br>how fast my time is
> going by. Next week I<br>><br>> graduate from my first<br>2 years in the
> lay ministry program and the<br>> following week I start the
> next<br>portion of training...the Parish Life<br>> Administrator
> certification.<br>My kids started back to school two weeks<br>> ago.
> Meghan is now in high school,<br>9th grade. Mark is in junior high,<br>>
> 7th grade. And Morgan is now in 5th<br>grade...since Mark and Meg
> ride<br>> the school bus now to and from school,<br>Morgan gets to have
> Dad to<br>> herself for an hour in the mornings and Mom
> to<br>herself for an hour in<br>> the afternoons...something she hasn't
> had since<br>before she started<br>> kindergarten! She is over the moon!
> So am I to tell the<br>truth...I<br>> like having some time with at
> least one of my kids<br>> alone...<br><br><br>okay, so I do really have
> a question for you<br>> all...my gardens are such a<br>mess...weeds
> everywhere and totally<br>> overgrown...do I just give up and let
> it<br>finish out it's year without<br>> trying to straighten it around
> or do I try and<br>eek out some time to<br>> do some serious<br>><br>>
> serious work...we're talking several<br>days of it...what are the
> risks<br>> vs. benefits of doing one over the other?<br>Help!!! It's
> gotten to the<br>> point that even just walking through the
> gardens<br>brings me little<br>> enjoyment because I just haven't been
> able to take care of<br>them this<br>> year like I should have...it's
> pathetic...<br><br><br>Melody<br>Hills,<br>> IA zone 5<br><br>Work for
> the Lord: the pay
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