Didn't sleep much last night, so I slept well into the day today. I got to the church yard sale around 1:30 p.m. There were several clivias left. I guess the people who came to the yard sale didn't appreciate what cool plants they are. Of course, they make much more of an effect when they're blooming. Mother G. was just buying one when I got there, so the plant sale ladies must have explained to her about them. The clivias were on sale for $10.00, which is unbelievably cheap for that kind of plant and that size of it. In a garden center, they'd be closer to $40.00 or more, I would guess. I think they were telling Mother G. that they were the orange ones, but I can check with the ladies. I got a water ice, and a pamphlet on raising and using scented geraniums from the book sale part of the yard sale. I looked over at the tables where a lady was selling necklaces and earrings, but I'm relatively broke this month from paying six months worth of car insurance, so I didn't get "really interested" close.
I dropped the clivia off at home and picked up Mom, and we headed off to the grocery store. I got lots of things for a late lunch and lunch for the next couple of days, including grape leaves, marinated mushrooms, and mozzarella and tomato salad from the "Mediterranean" cart. I stopped at the salad bar and got assorted veggies and fruit and bread pudding. I got chicken Caesar salad and seafood salad, too, and California rolls at the sushi section near the deli. I ate a little of everything when we got home, but it really should last me a while. I'll have to make sure to eat the seafood by tomorrow, but the marinated food should last for a bit.
I went out to water the clivia and some of my little plants. I suspect the ones which are still doing well have rooted into the soil of the big pots where I placed them while thinking about where to plant them. I watered the indoor plants when I came back inside, while I was at it.
I don't particularly have plans for the rest of the day. I expect I'll have another line editing job very soon, so I'll keep checking my e-mail for word on that. Aside from that, I just have gardening books to read. Added: I have several books on bulbs, and they each had a page or so on clivias.
Added: I watched Thursday's full episode of Alles Was Zahlt, but ended up fast-forwarding through the parts which didn't have Roman and Deniz. Nothing else really interested me that much.
I decided to watch the full episodes of Verbotene Liebe I hadn't seen. I'd been thinking about doing that the week before, but really didn't feel so ambitious as all that, when the clips of Christian and Olli were what I really wanted to see anyway. Anyway, they had last week's episodes still up, Tuesday through Thursday. Tuesday was the day David left for Australia. I thought he must have spoken more to Arno in the episode, and they did have a good conversation.
Tristan gave Helena roofies and was about to have his way with her unconscious body, but suddenly had an attack of what passes for conscience for him. Things unraveled further for Tristan on Wednesday's episode, as he and Jessica had an engagement party. When Tristan was supposed to give his speech, he said he couldn't marry Jessica and took off. Helena and Jessica pursued. He rejected Jessica again, and I wish I'd understood some of what she said to him. I think if Jessica knew he was in love with Helena, she would have told her when they talked later. Instead, Tristan took off in a car, drinking while he drove, and finally wedged his foot under the brake (?) and went up to some insane speed. Helena heard a crash sound at the end of Thursday's episode. We'll see what Monday brings.
I was hoping that the news about Tristan being in love with Helena would just become general knowledge in some way, and perhaps have Tristan hiding out in the castle for a while. It's not like the von Lahnsteins wouldn't understand. Of course Helena would have been upset, but she'd get over it eventually. I really thought he'd go through with having sex with her, and create that much more mental trauma for everybody. They've created similar mental trauma in the viewers several times before, though as far as I know, the previous sets of sibling lovers (and lovers who thought they were siblings) were conscious at the time. The show has to have some of its signature forbidden love every so often.