Apr. 10th, 2019 08:24 pm
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First daffodil!

That was yesterday. Today, blizzard.

• What are you reading?

Still Becoming, by Michelle Obama.
Also An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon, for SF book group tomorrow.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Cultured: How ancient foods can feed our microbiome, by Katherine Harmon Courage, and now I am looking for Jerusalem artichokes tubers to plant. This book agrees with my sister about the importance of the microbiome, but has completely different recommendations; Courage is for fiber and fermentation and my sister is basically paleo.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, for classics book group next week.

• What are you watching?

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
The House of Tomorrow.

first iris

May. 9th, 2018 03:29 pm
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a purple iris surrounded by unopened irises

Aiko has a small dark bump on his skin. They're doing a punch biopsy now. We probably won't hear the results before Monday.
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a crabapple tree branch, with dark pink blossoms

Neal mowed my lawn for the first time this year. It was pretty tall; I was surprised I hadn't had a warning from the city yet. When we got back from the raptor center, guess what I found in my mailbox? Fortunately it was only for the front and sides, which Neal had just mown. The back needs a lot of work too but I guess they overlooked it.

Neal also made me a new raised bed and filled it with compost. I made the compost. That was my contribution.

an 8 by 4-foot raised bed, filled with compost

The new person in our Tawanda book group has a beautiful front lawn, all wildflowers with occasional clumps of buffalo grass. I went over there to lend her our May book. She answered the door holding her puppy. I handed her the book, said, "I'll trade you," and took the puppy. So soft!


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