Sunday, March 24, 2013

Longest winter ever

More snow is predicted for tonight, but not as much as first feared. Still. Time to switch seasons, Mother Nature!

One book (in this case, on CD) that I forgot to mention in my previous post is Quiet, by Susan Cain. It is about introverts, of which I am one. In the first chapter, she offers up a quick set of 20 are-you-an-introvert questions. I answered not only "yes" to 18 of them, but "HELL YES!" Then she launches into the culture of extroversion, which explains why introversion and introspection have become so unpopular. I'm only a few chapters in, but so far, it is very interesting.

I moved the herb seedlings out to the plant rack in the garage, as they have reached the point of needing light. The peppers appear to be a lost cause, though. The seeds were part of the misplaced seed order from Seed Savers Exchange, and now I am wondering if they were overexposed to freezing temperatures or something before they reached me. I hope a few germinate, as they are a medium hot variety called "Candlelight" that I was really hoping to try.

Otherwise, I spent a good part of the day vacuuming in my bedroom, as I awoke at 5am to the sound of one dog barfing. In my hurry to shed some light on the situation, I broke the bedside lamp. Shards went everywhere, including into the sheets. At least the barfing noises were a false alarm. And I took advantage of the early rising to curl up on the couch with disk 1 of season 3 of "Downton Abbey".

1 comment:

  1. We're having trouble with seedlings, too. Granted this is the first year of the greenhouse, and I'm not sure if they're getting too hot or not warm enough, but to be perverse the basil has started sprouting but not the tomatoes, which are generally a weed here. Oh, and I have zinnias sprouting, but no peppers. I am beginning to believe that plants are there just to torture us.