March 14th, 2011


Editing, Gardening, and SCIENCE

Been slowly drowning in editing. *laughs* One last pass before our editor gets a go at it, and the book's going to be out in July. The beauty of this pass has been that we're catching things we probably hadn't been able to see a few months ago.

It's been nice getting another few thousand extra words out and putting in a few more to make some passages mean more what they should have meant.

I've also started my garden, and needed to make a gardening entry so that I can see it for next year.

Got lettuce, spinach, radishes, sugar snap peas, garlic seed and onions into the ground. The wild grasses are a REAL pain, as they're difficult to differentiate from the onions, and I'm half afraid to pull them out sometimes, as they look so much like the garlic until they're far enough gone to make it difficult to pull them up. I still have to prune back the wild roses and raspberries, but it's really time.

Also planted Pansies in a fit of Spring Fever. We're still likely to have lots of Frost and maybe, just maybe, one last hard freeze, but I'm hoping we don't. The beekeepers have been abuzz with activity already, and the pesticide discoveries have been flying about. More deaths of bees are being attributed to some pesticides that the EPA didn't look at nearly closely enough.

Also been teaching Jet's class about circuits. Did two whole experiments today, John did two last Friday, and I could probably have done two last Monday as the kids have already been introduced to them, and are taking to it like ducks to water. On the repeat they're getting more of the concepts, I think, and it's fun to watch them all just Get It and see why a light bulb lights or a motor whirs. I'm The Science Mom and I kind of like that. *laughs*