i woke up this morning sicker than i've been since last february. it's funny, because i had just been thinking it'd been a while since i'd been sick. and then whammo... baby jake sneezes in my face, and down i go for the count.
thank you to patrice and kim and kittengoddess who left me well-wishes. :)
this afternoon, i managed to drag myself from the bed where i've spent most of the day cuddled up with sam - buddy prefers to flop on the floor - in order to plant my holly trees ahead of the soaking rain we are expected to get.
as i expected, i've lost four of them already. but nine still look promising - they're green, the berries firm with leaves that cling to the spindly branches as if they'd like to stay there. and so i planted them, three to a pot, in a mixture of tree and shrub soil and vermiculite. i set them under the big pine and asked him to look after them.
when the weather turns cold, i'll bring them inside.
and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.