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Old 05-28-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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I'm lonely *sigh*
It really bites sometimes not having people out here who like the same things I do. And it's also hard to get motivated to do something when you're really the only one that's going to notice or appreciate it.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:38 PM   #2
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:44 PM   #3
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Awww...I can relate - I feel that way sometimes too. But look at what you've accomplished...your weight loss alone is a HUGE accomplishment that you should be proud of - for you and no one else! I'm sure there are tons of good things in your life - focus on doing what you love and you will meet other people through that - like knitting.

When I get down, I pray and think of 10 things I am grateful for right now...sometimes it is lofty things and other days, it is as simple as peanut butter.

And hey...there's always us!
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:15 PM   #4
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Awww...I can relate - I feel that way sometimes too. But look at what you've accomplished...your weight loss alone is a HUGE accomplishment that you should be proud of - for you and no one else! I'm sure there are tons of good things in your life - focus on doing what you love and you will meet other people through that - like knitting.

When I get down, I pray and think of 10 things I am grateful for right now...sometimes it is lofty things and other days, it is as simple as peanut butter.

And hey...there's always us!
Very well said. And Jessica, you should be sooo proud of your accomplishments.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:24 PM   #5
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This time of year I love gardening but really haven't gotten into it that much since we moved. My mother in law and I used to hit all the greenhouses, plan layouts, trade plants, ect. I went and got 360 bricks for this crazy idea for my perennial garden and I just got to thinking how much I wish I had someone here that was into gardening that I could bounce ideas off of. You know?
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:50 PM   #6
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:01 AM   #7
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This time of year I love gardening but really haven't gotten into it that much since we moved. My mother in law and I used to hit all the greenhouses, plan layouts, trade plants, ect. I went and got 360 bricks for this crazy idea for my perennial garden and I just got to thinking how much I wish I had someone here that was into gardening that I could bounce ideas off of. You know?
Well, if you are inclined, I LOVE flowers and gardening - it's my passion this time of year - and I'd love to hear your ideas for your garden and what's with all those bricks! Feel free to PM me or reply through here...

BTW, I really can relate to you. I lived in the Midwest (MN and WI) for a long time and moved out here to Virginia after school because my parents had moved here from MN. Well, sadly, my Mom died in 2001 and after I married in 2004, Dad moved back to MN and since has gotten re-married. Now, don't get me wrong at all...I couldn't love Dad's wife and daughters more - it isn't that at all...but now I don't have family out here and it was only because it made Dad so happy that I was able to 'let go' somewhat and not fight this move. It is hard sometimes because he is busy doing things with and for my step-sisters who are my age and I do admit to some jealousy there...but it is tough because not only is all that going on, but my two best friends live in WI and it is SO hard to stay in good touch even with email and calling since we are all busy. I wish so much we could just sit down for a cup of tea or I could show them all my yummy yarn , but they aren't here. And sometimes making new friends seems like so much 'work', doesn't it? That's how I sometimes feel, anyway.

So anyway...I've rambled quite enough - there's a bit about me...I hope you see that you aren't alone - it's tough being away from those you care about and feeling lonely...but you aren't alone - we are here for you and that's a great start!
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:23 PM   #8
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I love to garden
Hey, a woman just emailed me to see if I would be an email gardening buddie. Now we chat on line about our gardens etc. Although she is much better than I, and does way more things it is still fun.

As far as the weight, I only wish I was as far along as you. I am done 8 lbs and have a long ways to go.

Congrats on your success!
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:49 PM   #9
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Thanks all. I really wish I felt better about the weight loss. Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy, but it's not like I've really been busting my butt to do it. I don't count calories or make it a point to work out. I don't know what I've been doing really

We've owned this house for 2 years coming up in July, lived here for 3. I've been wanting to get rid of all these bushes that surround the house and garage. They are arborvitaes *I believe* First idea was to pull them out with our 1.5 ton truck. Well, it's just a little bush but it snapped the tow rope! So now I've been lopping off branches and think I'm going to just saw off the trunk. I tried digging up the trunk yesterday but the only thing I got out of that was a sore back Must buy a chain saw...

So, I think I plan to put some hostas in the front, of maybe those huge fern things. My perennial garden is on the side of the house, it's a tilled up 12x12 square. I was thinking of building like a multi leveled raised bed with a path thru it. Curvy, not straight lines. Then, in the front as well is a huge circle where we had a huge tree removed last year. I planted my veggies there last year, but it's really an eyesore. So, I need to figure out what to do with that as well.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:53 PM   #10
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As you can see a lot of us are here for the companionship as well as the knowledge. As you can tell by my name I also am a gardener. I had a perennial nursery for about 12 years and have about 2 acres of yard and buildings. I even have perennial beds alongside my horse barn.
I have learned to enjoy my own company as my husband doesn't like any of the things I do and we live in the country and don't have a lot of close neighbors.
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