(-) Last night it got down to just one degree above freezing. The basil plants I left on the back deck now look like they have jaundice.
(+) It was warm today. After this delayed spring I will never take warm days for granted again.
(-) Blogger has been down for almost 24 hours, and my post on May's Frugal Luxuries seems to have vanished into the ether.
(+) Blogger is free. I don't pay a penny for the privilege of using it.
(-) The past two springs I have been in Asia, and I am feeling a little sorry for myself that I'm not there right now.
I found a knitter in Beijing!
|Karsten and me on the Great Wall|
|Rebekah and me in Busan|
(+) Rebekah and Anton are in Asia, so at least I can enjoy it vicariously through their stories and pictures when they get back.
(-) Our neighbourhood had an infestation of white-crowned sparrows and they ate my spinach crop and chewed on some of my Brussels sprouts and broccoli leaves.
(+) Kellen helped me put some chicken wire over the garden boxes. The birds have now departed and I think it should be safe to remove the wire.
(-) When I went to put on my Crocs that were outside on the back deck a huge black spider fell out of them. I was afraid to look and see if it was a black widow.
(+) At least I hadn't put my foot into the shoe before the spider fell out.
(-) I hate lilacs. Any natural beauty I might otherwise have ascribed to them is completely wiped out by the fact that I am deathly allergic to the things. Okay, maybe not deathly allergic, but I am very allergic to them. Kamloops is full of lilacs. They are in back yards, front yards, and line some streets. For the three or four weeks they are in bloom I go around in an allergy induced haze, loosely described as a cross between feeling vaguely like I'm coming down with a cold and that my head isn't attached to my body. I think as soon as we get the "no scents in public places" thing under control the next thing the world needs to work on is the eradication of all lilac bushes.
(+) As a knitter I am thankful I don't have the same reaction to wool.