Besides all that, our book club's choice for this month was Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver. The best parts of the book are, naturally, about gardening, and my ambition has been growing. I've been trying to figure out how to rig up a better seed nursery inside, which new seeds to try, how much of the yard to plow up for new beds, and it is all so exciting!
Until today. Perhaps in order to prevent, or at least postpone, my gardening hubris, my body has come down with a cold. Now I am ready to curl up under a blanket and let it be winter outside. I'll read another book, one about running. And maybe next week, I'll be excited about that!