Two "finally!" items - item the first:
Dear daughter found a Youtube version of this for me. It's the grand prize winning anime music video from Anime Boston last year. I love the song, and the experience of watching this incredibly moving thing with thousands of twenty-somethings who were as moved as I was (probably more so) was a revelation. You look at a crowd of fairly snarky people dressed outlandishly and think, uh-oh, defenses on high, here. But what happened while this showed on a big screen was something very different. For anyone else who really doesn't get what this anime thing is about or why people like it so much, this is a step toward understanding what it is fans are responding to:
Thing the second: I bought a bunch of plants, and...they are now all in the ground. Yay! I hope the few things I've started from seed survive nicely, too, but I have purchased plants. This feels like cheating. Some things are growing, which is a pleasant surprise and a lesson in faith, frankly, but what with the woodchuck family and the deer and the rabbits, I kind of needed to hedge my bets. So thanks to the wondrousness that is Lexington Gardens, chez Weasel now has a garden plot with: eggplant (because youngest thinks it is hilarious that there is something called an egg plant); tomatillo (which I have never grown; we may soon see why, but fingers crossed); brandywine tomato (purchased for the name alone); supersweet 100 tomato (these grow like a weed when I've had them before--fabulous!); some more pole beans (and it is galling, but yes, I did buy bean plants. just a couple. just in case the woodchuck gets my scarlet runner beans.); zinnias; onion sets (I've never grown these but another homeschooling mom has had great luck with them); a few pumpkin plants; and a few cucumber plants. This in addition to the random strawberries and mint and previously planted other varieties of tomato. I moved some of the more absurd strawberries and sort of have all of them in the same general zone of the garden now. I also weeded. A bunch.
Um, I now recall that I am the only member of the family that likes tomatoes. Oops.