Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Vote early, vote often
Yes, I voted. No, I did not vote for Judge Michael Jordan (he wasn't on the ballot). We didn't get free paczkis from our Congressman at the El this year. Not that I even like paczkis (fruit! ick!), but it's hard not to have fond feelings for a guy who hands out free donuts.
We have measurable snow. I'm not amused. Luckily, I don't have any flowers yet, just some daffy buds. Where are my crocuses? I haven't seen any sign of them yet. I'm planning on ripping the junipers out this spring, so maybe I can integrate a drift of fresh crocuses in that area for next year. That front garden has caused me so much agony over the years. If it weren't for the cute little Japanese maple, I'd be tempted to just rip it all out and start over again. Maybe what I should do is:
--move the geraniums closer to the front (and divide)
--redistribute the coreopses (coreopsises?) throughout
--bring up some of the 15 billion black-eyed susans and group in front of the burning bush
--get some short grasses - dropseed or junegrass? to soften
--pitch the hostas, or give away
Some chick fell asleep against my shoulder on the El today. It was oddly warm and cozy, but I was afraid she'd miss her stop, wherever that might be, so I carefully tipped her back upright at LaSalle. Her eyes popped open and she darted out the door.