This thread is in reply to a blog post by fiwit entitled "I have other hobbies besides my yard, part 4".
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Dec 19, 2011 3:22 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
You sly little devil you. Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Dec 19, 2011 3:59 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
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yeah, but did you read part 3? Green Grin!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Dec 19, 2011 4:16 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
I did and loved it. Brought tears and joy. Merry Christmas... Kristi
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
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Dec 19, 2011 4:59 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
pod said:I did and loved it. Brought tears and joy. Merry Christmas... Kristi


Then it did what it was supposed to do. Hurray!

Merry Christmas to you, too!


p.s. I cry every time I read it, too, and I'm the one that wrote it!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Last edited by fiwit Dec 19, 2011 5:04 PM Icon for preview
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Dec 19, 2011 5:49 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
I had put two & two together and figured out that you had indeed written it.
I did like it but am way too emotional.
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
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Dec 19, 2011 5:51 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
pod said:I had put two & two together and figured out that you had indeed written it.
I did like it but am way too emotional.



tender-hearted is a good thing Group hug
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Dec 19, 2011 6:18 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Yes, I did read it & cried too. Gave it a thumbs up --- all I could do through the tears. Also got that you did Pt. 4 to lighten the mood, which it did. And you're still a little devil! Big Grin
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Dec 19, 2011 6:20 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
flaflwrgrl said: And you're still a little devil! Big Grin


my mommy always said that I was a little angel Angel Whistling
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Dec 19, 2011 6:24 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
She was fibbin'. Whistling Shrug!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Dec 19, 2011 6:26 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
To be totally honest, I did part 3 for 2 reasons - the polite reason was as a Christmas gift to ATPers who might happen to read it.

The much more selfish reason is that it's a chance to show off -- I'm actually in the middle of creating a proposal (that should have been finished a month ago, but I got stuck) for a collection of short stories. So every now and again, I toss a non-collected story out into the wind to see how far she'll fly. Hilarious!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Dec 19, 2011 6:27 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
flaflwrgrl said:She was fibbin'. Whistling Shrug!


It wouldn't be the first time. Rolling on the floor laughing
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Dec 19, 2011 6:31 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
My dh is a writer too. I understand.

GET THAT PROPOSAL FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You know I called you a little devil with a smile on my face right? It was a common saying in our household --- always said with love. I call my dog a little devil all the time & she's not a devil at all.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Dec 19, 2011 6:39 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
flaflwrgrl said:My dh is a writer too. I understand.

GET THAT PROPOSAL FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You know I called you a little devil with a smile on my face right? It was a common saying in our household --- always said with love. I call my dog a little devil all the time & she's not a devil at all.


No, hon... I was *totally* offended at being called a little devil - NOT Hilarious! You actually made me feel like I was fitting in Thumbs up and I loved it *Blush*
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Dec 19, 2011 6:41 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Good! That was the point of THAT. Smiling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Dec 29, 2011 8:20 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
flaflwrgrl said:My dh is a writer too. I understand.

GET THAT PROPOSAL FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It's done, and in the email to my prospective agent. Check back in 60 days to find out if I'll be self-publishing Hilarious!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Dec 29, 2011 8:34 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! DONE! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I tip my hat to you.

Good for you. From living with a writer I know the hardest part or maybe the part you writers REALLY don't want to do is the "business" part. The artists way. But it must be done & someone else is not always going to do it for them. So, you have my applause!

Fingers crossed. I know it feels like you're laying your heart out there on the table & waiting for someone to either take a sledgehammer to it or to tenderly pick it up & love it.

Breathe deep. Group hug
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Dec 29, 2011 9:07 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
flaflwrgrl said: Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! DONE! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Breathe deep. Group hug


When I breathe deep, I smell the tempting aroma of the late harvest riesling. I really should stop at one glass, but it tastes so good.... Hilarious! Whistling


and thanks for the encouragement. Truly. You know exactly what it feels like.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Dec 30, 2011 4:52 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Smiling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Dec 30, 2011 7:26 AM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
Falling asleep last night, I realized it's not the first time I've submitted stuff to a publisher or an agent. But it's the first time I've ever had the jitters about it.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Dec 30, 2011 8:54 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Try not to. Easier said than done.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown

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