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Busy and thankful

June 21st, 2011 at 03:58 am

Post 900.

One of my employees turned in her resignation Friday. She is moving to another state. I will be re-evaluating her position to determine what to do going forward. Needless to say, it will be a busy summer with rewriting the job description and then hiring/training her replacement. Now Im even more thankful I took the summer off from school!

My garden is struggling. Several plants are not looking good. I really am trying to water the right amount, Ive fertilized...I am not sure what Ive done wrong. But I do still have a zucchini, a sad looking tomato, and some radishes...oh, and the corn is doing ok. Pretty much everything else has either died, or is looking beyond pathetic. sigh.

Yesterday was Adams service. I learned much from Adam and his mom. Primarily, each day is a gift that should be lived and not taken for granted. I hope to always remember this lesson. Ive always loved my kids and grandbabies...but I love them more richley now. Life and family are truly precious gifts that I appreciate.

Off Topic.....Adam

June 15th, 2011 at 02:27 am

Today, my friends son, Adam, lost is fight against cancer. He was just 21 and had been fighting this nasty disease for 11 years. His poor mom is beside herself and in such pain over the unfairness of the hand her son was dealt. No mother should ever have to suffer the loss of a child. Adam, our world was a better place because of you. I promise to watch out for your mom and help her figure out how to go on with you now in Heaven.


Ironically, at the other end of this spectrum, my little houseguest was in tears tonight because her parents offer no support to her. She was tearfully asking me why no one cared that she just got all A's, no one called to ask if she was feeling better and has no idea how she will pay for her next set of classes. All I could do was hug her and reassure her she is not alone.

Mind boggling, heartbreaking day.

Inexpensive Blender...thank you Kohl's!

June 9th, 2011 at 05:17 pm

Kohls sent me a $10 off anything card for my birthday- and it can be combined with all other discounts. I also just received a 30% off offer. We havent had a blender in I think I may get one today. They have them on sale for $19.99 - 30% off = 13.99 - $10...$3.99 for a blender that was originally $39.99. I see fruit smoothies for summer in my future!!

It is already THURSDAY of my vacation. Why do vacations go so fast?

My son has started looking for jobs here locally. He is doubtful that he will find something, but I am holding out hope that his solution is here if we look hard enough. In a perfect plan b world, the hours will be such that he can continue his business on the weekends and some evenings. He has such a loyal customer base that I am sure mose of them would be willing to work with him on service days/times. I have many connections and already offers to put in a good word for him our coming.

Our houseguest is better. They pumped her full of fluids and antibiotics in the ER and she came home so much better. Thank goodness. The sad thing is her family really didnt step up to help her. What is it with families that just throw up their hands after a certain age? I try not to judge others parenting, but sometimes I am baffled by the actions of some parents. She is attending college full time and pulling really good grades. A little financial and/or emotional assistance would go a long way for her. I dont get it.

My garden is taking off...but darn it, something ate the watermelon plant AGAIN. This is the third attempt. I will look for a cover of somesort for the next one...the pesticides that were suggested failed...miserably. We love watermelon, but I am about ready to accept that I am destined to buy them at the store. I am growing corn, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins, artichokes, peppers, green onions and basil...(the basil may not make it- I think the sun may have been to much) So far, everything else is looking healthy.

Well, lots to do! Have a good one!

Im 50!

June 8th, 2011 at 03:53 am

Since I last posted, I turned 50! Took my family and some friends on a long weekend retreat to a beautiful resort and had a wonderful time! We celebrated the birthday with a 'Pink' party...and everyone came with pink wear, even the guys. lol. It was such fun!

My son made up his mind that he was going to close his business and his dad talked to him about moving to southern california to work for him...I was heartbroken to realize that they were going...but his dad is a very selfish person, and at the last minute told my son hed changed his mind and wasnt going to hire him afterall. While I am relieved they wont be going, I am sad for my son for the dissapointment he feels at this. Now, to come up with a plan b.

Adam is still hanging on..but not well. He is slipping daily. I am greatful I am back to be here for his mom, my friend. Sadly, she will need her friends and family in the not so distant future....

Got home from the trip today and our lil (previously homeless) houseguest was very, very sick. We took her to the ER and she has a kidney infection and possible strep (we are waiting for results)...she is still there...six hours later, hooked to IVs for dehydration and getting morphine for the pain. I am so glad we got home today...I am sure by tomorrow her condition would have been much more serious.

It is bittersweet to be home...sad to leave the resort...but glad to be here for those who need us right now... Water for Elephants during the trip. Awesome book. Loved it.