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Wednesday so far

I turned off the computer at 11:30 p.m.  I was planning to turn it off at 11:00, but got caught up in reading posts on the "Disability in Kid Lit" blog.  I went to bed at 11:45.  I'm supposed to leave an hour between looking at the computer and its blue light and going to bed, but I was really sleepy.  I didn't go to sleep right away, but I don't think it took me a long time to get to sleep.  At any rate, I wasn't distressed.  I got up a few minutes after 10:00 a.m., which wasn't too bad.

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.
Tags: books, flowers, gardens, plants, reading, shopping
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