I got the free book from ARe, a Sean Michael one, and free books from BookBub.
I have an appointment today, but I am ready to go. I think I will go to the grocery store after my appointment and then do some gardening when I get home.
Later: I went to my appointment and the grocery store. The grocery store trip was a successful one, especially as the kind of Greek yogurt I like was on sale.
I went home and put the groceries away, and then lay down for a bit. I felt very tired, but I didn't fall asleep. I don't know what was up with that.
The teacher in the perennials class had said that the Lowe's in [semi-local town] had a good selection of plants. I got chocolate mint and yerba buena for my mint collection, a fragrant pink, and a hosta. I watered the plants when I got home, and watered some other plants that looked dry. It looks like I have a couple of sweet pea seedlings coming up. It's a little late for them now, but maybe if the weather gets cooler again they'll grow.
Later still: I read more of the "Disability in Kid Lit" blog. I read fan fic. Mellyflori posted a new chapter of her Aramis/Porthos "AU: modern setting" fake relationship fic. The_wordbutler posted a new fic in the Motion Practice 'verse which had all the lawyers seeing how many times they could quote "Hamilton" in a meeting. Since I haven't seen or heard the thing, it was lost on me.
The perennial gardening class instructor, Ms. A., sent us a "wish list" of plants one might want from season to season. She said she has spelling issues when she looks at the slides at 1:00 a.m. I used a mix of my gardening books and Google to fix the Latin names of the plants. Fairly unrelated, I commented that I thought that Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' looked like a big red broccoli, and I thought that the statement that landscapers were making when they put it in was, "Yum, red broccoli!" I said that I knew it was super trendy and that I was on the far end of a bell curve with that opinion.
I actually did have kind of a question. Ms. C., the instructor of the other gardening class that just finished, had given us a handout with the bloom time of the lemon daylily. When I asked where to find lemon daylily, because I'd been looking for it for years, she said, "Look on the Internet." I discovered it along with a source for some of the bulbs with scented flowers that Louise Beebe Wilder lists in The Fragrant Path. I said I'd gotten the lemon daylily and a 'Caprice' iris, which is supposed to smell like "ripe grapes." I was trying to figure out good scent combinations, I said, and I wasn't sure about a lemon-and-grape smell. I gave a "what not to do" example of planting sweet shrub too close to the lilacs. Of course, sweet shrub is much harder to dig up than an iris. I also ordered fragrant tulips, and I have no idea what to expect there. Hopefully I will find out next spring.