August 25th, 2003

Fishy Circumstances

One down, much to go

I turned in another partial chapter draft this morning. My trip to the Ex was sacrificed to the dissertation, but hopefully it will have been worth it. I'd better be able to go next year. At least I can watch lovely fireworks from home every night for two weeks running, and that's a pretty wonderful experience!

Tonight will be a frenzy of cleaning in advance of our incoming houseguests.

I bought some small purple chrysanthemums and ornamental peppers to fill in the gaps in the boxes where things have died or been trampled by racoons. C.'s mother is an ardent gardener and while my box garden isn't overwhelming, I'd like it to at least be presentable. Anyways, this way I get to look at pretty growing things with flowers.