Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Secret Garden

One of my favorite books has always been , The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

I have been a gardener since I was 20 years old. I learned from my Mom and Grandparents to love gardening. It has helped me through many hard times. I am going to look for some amaryllis bulbs this week for the kitchen window. And some paper white bulbs to start in October.

I am going to start Pansy seeds in October too. I have already started plans for the garden next summer. I have always wanted a secret garden, and I am planning one. I have been collecting seeds this summer for next year and I keep them in the fridge.

There is some wrought iron fence at a junkyard down the road that i would like to purchase for the front yard. I have a huge skeleton key that reminds me of the key to open the door to the secret garden. I could incorporate that in the fence. I would like to have a privacy fence that would surround the backyard, and plant ivy to cover the fences. I think it will happen. *nita*

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


To show my gratitude for those who are sending John a card or postcard , I will have a drawing on October 5 for scrapbook paper, embellishments, and other wonderful things I have been collecting. You have made his stay in the hospital easier by your show of support, and all of your prayers and warm wishes. I thank you all.
Here is his address:
St. Louis University Hospital
John Zimmerman
Room 630
3635 Vista Ave.
St. Louis, Mo. 63110
Please leave a return address so if you win I will be able to mail you your package.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

3 pound poodle and John

This is me and John's little poodle Coco. This picture was taken the night before his accident, we were out walking the neighborhood looking at every one's garden.
Coco has always slept with John every night. The first night of the accident he begged me to go home and get Coco, that he could not sleep without her. I have never cried so much as I had to tell him we couldn't get Coco. I told him I couldn't because the hospital wouldn't let her in. He was really drugged up because of the Morphine, and he told me I could sneak her in under my shirt and they would never notice. I sent my kids down to the gift shop to buy him a little dog to sleep with. They brought the little dog back up and I put her by John's side. He woke up and asked me if it was Coco. I said yes, honey it is Coco.
He had me pick it up and show it to him. He looked at me and said , " I may be drugged up but I am not stupid now go get Coco." He finally accepted that Coco could not come up and slept with the little dog at his side.
John is doing better. The infection is gone! He has had some movement of his bowell's, and they have one more surgery to perform tomorrow. It was supposed to be today but it was moved up because of several trauma victims being brought in. If all goes well he will be in Rehabilitation in one week from surgery. He is going to need alot of prayers because he is still having a hard time. Thank you everyone who is sending cards, they have cheered him up so much! He is like a little boy every time one comes for him. And thanks to everyone for your prayers, I don't think John would have made it without you. *love nita*

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I love beauty, whether it is in nature, literature or art. And I love music... My day feels incomplete if I haven't had a chance to listen to some good music.. I also love beautiful souls, and kind hearts.


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a time
when you believe
everything is finished.
That will be the beginning."
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exert from
The Philosophy of Despair
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
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So why not make one?
Psalm 138:7

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