This week sees The Queen Susan at 141 rounds completed. I'm on the last set of charts for EVERYTHING (except the edging, which I haven't even printed out yet) and am happy with my progress. The surgeon was happy with the progress Abigail's incision made, too, and she can now be up and about for reasonable chunks of time. That means my self-imposed home-bound status is coming to an end. Alas, I will miss it.
In our pitiful non-attempt at a garden, the asparagus is being attacked by invisible asparagus beetles. The beetles leave eggs behind, but I've only seen one actual bug. I continue to pick asparagus on an almost daily basis. Our dog shows more enthusiasm for his portion than he does for his morning meal, and if we don't offer him the ends, he mopes. Poor thing. I planted 3 kinds of squash (red, hubbard, and patty pan) and at least one of everything is up. Two years ago, the red pumpkin (Rouge d'Vin Etamps, I believe) was kind of a pasty flesh tone. I wonder what color it will be this year.
In book-reading, I've finished Redgauntlet and added several more books to my queue. One of my Kindle Collections is 'Unread Books'. Redgauntlet, by Sir Walter Scott, looked like it was doomed to sit in the Unread pile forever, because the first half-hour of the book was BOOOOORING. After reading some reviews of it, however, and how it was wonderful and exciting and possibly his best work, I decided that perhaps I should just slog away. It got much better. I haven't picked a next fiction book yet.
I am completely ignoring school-planning for next year. It's much more fun to tinker with fermentables in the kitchen. A friend is bringing over some tibicos grains today. I had no clue there were so many different ways to use them! Unfortunately, many of the ways are contradictory. We shall see what happens.
Thought of the day: The holiness of God, or holy, or sanctification, or any word in that family, is not mentioned in the Bible between the 7th day of creation (Genesis 2:3) and Moses (Exodus 3:5). That's quite a gap! It seems like the topic should have come up with Abraham. Or Isaac. Or Jacob. If it did, it didn't make it into the Biblical record.