March 18th, 2016

Paul Neyron rose 2


I couldn't fall asleep, though I went to bed around 12:30 and tried until 1:45.  I took some Benedryl and it eventually kicked in.  I woke a little before 10, but felt groggy and went back to bed.  I officially got up at noon.  I was doing okay for a while there.

I read a couple of chapters of updated fics.

I went out and about in the yard and picked some 'Ice Follies' daffodils.  I still can't believe they're thought of as "heirlooms."  They're so common.  The mahonia only has a few flowers at the ends of the flower stems, but they're starting to open.  I sprayed the day lily foliage and the roses with Deer-Off.  The tradescantia 'Miss Kate' has some leaves coming up.  They start out red and then change to a violent lime green.  At least they're easily identifiable.  The acorus is starting to come up, too.  The lily-of-the-valley has some growth points.  'Roseraie de l'Haye' is leafing out.  I thought it was dead, so that was a pleasant surprise.  I picked another small branch of the winter honeysuckle.

I went to the Friday Night Friends night in at the Y.  K.-who-says-"moo"-frequently and I swam, or at least paddled around a little.  Then the whole group played Bingo.  I won a couple of times.  There were little prizes.  I got Star Wars stickers for J. and then I got a light-up plastic flower for myself.

K.J. Charles said there was a "horrendous row" in the world of m/m romance.  This time I totally missed it.  I looked around and didn't find that one, but I did find an old one with certain authors and reviewers attacking a gay Hispanic man for a review he did.  Scary.  Of course I read through some of the trainwreck, the screenshots of the deleted stuff, and then reactions to that.