Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Flower Power

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My regular followers will notice that I've been missing in action around these parts lately.  Yep, my work schedule at the hotel has again been changed.  Yep, I used to work two nights a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  We're going on month two now that I'm continuing to fill in for my co-workers.  God knows I love them all but they all have lives too and come to me when they need or want some time off.  Yes, I know we have TWO part-time workers but it always seems to be that the other part-time worker rarely fills in.  It's Good Old Ron as usual.  Same thing happened when I worked at the Hampton Inn in Lionville, Pa.  I had seven co-workers there but it was always Good Old Ron.  You know, the guy who can't say "No."  And yes, I know my co-workers read this blog.  

Yesterday I had a chance to get out and visit my favorite nursery and drop bucks on them.  I do love to keep the local economy going.  They're always happy to see me coming.  

We've had a string of fabulous spring time weather in these parts.  So unusual because usually we get one, two or at the most three days of nice spring weather before "The Humids" set in.  So far so good, just nice spring weather.  

Hopefully I'll get a chance to enjoy the next few days (after I go to work today).  I was hoping for a long stretch until I go to work again but I agreed to work for my co-worker this Sunday, Mother's Day.  How could I say no?  She's a mother.

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    1. Bob,
      Yep! People figure out pretty fast that Ron is one of those "good old Rons." It's not in my natiure to say no because I want everyone to like me. Who doesn't? But I'm going to have to start saying "No" more often.
      Ron
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  2. I am not good at saying No. I have gotten better at asking others to say Yes.

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    1. David,
      I'm even worse at asking others to say "yes." Funny that.
      Ron

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  3. nice of you to work for monica (the dear)!

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    1. Anne Marie,

      You know you're one of Monica's favorite people don't you? You are!
      Ron

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    2. yeah, that's why I sent her one of my hand-knit scarves!

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  4. Well, Ron, that's yet another thing that we have in common - - I always have a hard time saying "no". Being a nice guy can really be a bitch. I hope you get some time off soon.

    The blossoms and flowers in the photos are beautiful. I always envy people who live in an area where green things actually grow. Everything that I've tried to plant here in West Texas has died. I even bought plants that are specifically indigenous to this area - - and they still died. Incidentally, it was 100 degrees today.

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    1. Jon,
      When we lived in Pennsylvania it was the middle of the woods. Lots of green already there but I couldn't get much to grow because of the roots in the ground from all the greenery that preceded us. And what I did plant the deer and squirrels took as a salad. Here in Delaware things are much different, thank goodness. Only problem here is my Resident Rabbit, who is just waiting for me to plant his "salad" this year. What a surprise he (or she) is going to get. I'm not planting his favorite food.
      Ron

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  5. And I guess it is nice to get the extra cash! I love the new banner photo!

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    1. Nadege,
      The extra cash helps! My bills keep going up but my Social Security goes up very little and my pension check stay the same. I definitely need the extra cash to maintain my "lifestyle." That banner is out flowering prune tree. Only stays in bloom for a week then it's gone.
      Ron

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  6. I like no call-ins, no on-call, no overtime (once in 7 years I've had to stay late due to an emergency), and no fill-ins.

    BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS! If you ever get tired of your yard, come do mine!!!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. Jay,
      I hate the on-call. I was in that situation a few years back until I put an end to it. It got so bad that the woman who was on full-time during the day would call and ask if I could "standby incase the school calls and asks her to pick up her daughter." Like I didn't have a life. Hey, these women who want to have kids out of wedlock with a different husband, that's their business but don't make it my business by backing them up when they try to juggle their job with their kid raising responsibilities. That's one thing I've always resented, you have the kids you take the responsibility. Don't make it mine.
      Ron

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    2. Anne Marie,
      Kids can be cute and very fulfilling, I understand all that but they're YOUR KIDS. Don't make them mine. Just saying.
      Ron

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  7. Hey Ron - I used to get asked all the time at my part time Liquor Control Board of Ontario. I didn't mind so much as I didn't have anything going on. Altho sometime I just wanted the time off. However, if I took a day where any overtime was paid as in a holiday - some of these co workers who didn't have my seniority deeply would resent me for doing so. Ahhh human nature.

    Pat

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    1. Pat,
      Yes, human nature. All my working life I"ve been taken advantage of because I didn't have a family. Same with Bill. That's why he finally quit his job with G.E., he was always filling in for the family men who couldn't make the trips. For too many years I"ve been taken advantage of. Now in my twilight years I would like to have a regular schedule. I don't mind filling in occasionally for an emergency but not every time little Melissa has to be picked up from the school.
      Ron

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  8. Ron - forgot to mention - great "don't let the sun go down on me" photo.

    Pat

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    1. Thanks Pat. I like it too!

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  9. One can never have too many flowers.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      Yes, that what I say all the time.
      Ron

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