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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
May 3, 2011 1:58 PM CST
As I've whined on this cubits forum, the month of April was totally sucky. In a nutshell, this is what happened: had a miscarriage (didn't even know I was pregnant, but found out when I ended up in the hospital in a LOT of pain and mess), Freyja died, and had Wolfgang diagnosed with cancer and is living barely day-by-day. Finances are a mess (mainly due to a $750+ vet bill where the vet basically told me that if I don't do another $250 worth of tests, I just signed my dog's death-warrant, but there's no guarantee that he'd live through the tests), weather's been a mess, and, in general, my life's been pretty sucky. Not a 1000th of those poor people in the SouthEast (tornado hit areas), or in the Midwest with the floods, or the NorthEast with the constant rain/snow. But everyone has a bad day or so, and April 2011 just seem to compound it upon itself to hit me harder than almost any other time of my life.

It makes a person finally sit back and contemplate their lot in life and figure out what ways to make it better. And, since April was so craptastic, there *has* to be a way to make things better. I came across this comic today (Pearls before Swine) and have decided to adopt the first 2 panels as my motto for life. Please make sure that you open the entire comic to appreciate it.

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And now if you'll excuse me, I think I'm gonna see if I can find me some Krispy Kremes.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Michigan Lilies Irises
Dog Lover Roses Daylilies Peonies Hostas Clematis
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glevely
May 3, 2011 2:16 PM CST
BIG HUGS Toni the rest of the year has just got to be better I had a bad year last year and this one is not looking much better the big plus is I wont have to watch my dad die again so that means its going to be a better year Hurray! like I alway say "chin up breath and then SMILE
Gloria
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
May 3, 2011 7:34 PM CST
And who knows what tomorrow may bring -- just try to keep that glass half full!

Betty
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
May 3, 2011 9:34 PM CST
Donuts make me fat. Morons make me annoyed. Arrrgh.

Some of us are temperamentally predisposed to seeing the bad stuff. Some of us are temperamentally predisposed to seeing the good stuff. It's mostly chemicals. In any case occasionally something good happens:

The first iris to bloom in my garden this year smelled good.

Here's hoping that your blue roses bring you many moments of good cheer. Soon.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
May 3, 2011 9:45 PM CST
Steve - I'm already fat, so I don't worry about that part. And I deal with morons every day with work, so I'm kinda immune to their moronity. I've always kinda the "glass half full.. half full of what, dunno, but it's half-full even if I have to pee in it" person. And I need a lot more leaves before I can get any blooms.. these last few freezing days were murder on the new leaves!! :(
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
May 3, 2011 9:49 PM CST
I imagine you are too young to remember a greeting card that was popular when I was a teenager (Who knows maybe it is still popular with teenagers?) "May the bluebird of happiness crap all over your birthday cake." Maybe something to go with the half-full glass? I dunno.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Roses Raises cows Garden Ideas: Level 2
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porkpal
May 3, 2011 9:53 PM CST
It's May; sure to bring better things. Your posts often have me grinning even when you are supposedly whining. Hang in there!
Porkpal
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
May 3, 2011 10:02 PM CST
Err.. Yes. That's what I meant. These are the days of whine and roses. Or they soon will be. I hope.

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