These are from Saturday, I think - GLORIOUS GARDEN PICTURES!
By the way, may I mention here that I almost - but not quite - FEEL fertile a bit recently? I mean, not in the I'm-going-to-conceive-a-child sense. I no longer think of "feeling" fertile 'cause I can't have the offspring, but I used to, I think, before I knew. I think I feel that way - sort of nurturing life, and whatnot - when I'm cooking for people. But the gardening might earn a place on the list too (especially if the plants live). Humor me, anyone - when do you feel fertile? (To answer this question, ignore the voice in your head that screeches, You're infertile! Barren! Your womb is a wasteland! and all that.)
First of all, it turns out that we have THREE colors of daffodils - white with yellow trumpets, light yellow with yellow trumpets, and bright yellow with bright yellow trumpets. You'd sort of get an idea of the first and last colors here, 'cept the white ones in the foreground are a bit washed out. (Click on the photos for way more impressive detail.)
Another glorious item - when I realized we had bulbs sprouting several weeks ago, I tried to identify the plants by just their shoots. I was mystified by the crocuses (since I'd never seen them before), was spot-on with the daffodils, still believe I will be right about the irises (no buds yet), and guessed hazily that the weird ones were grape hyacinth. And they ARE. See!
Also this weekend - because I was good - I planted the rest of my seeds. Yes, I know, I seeded things in the ground too early, and I started the pots too late. But it's March, people, it's going to be fine. I'll have lots of herbs and vegetables. I've used two silicon muffin tins (because I'm crazy and turning into my mother) to start the eggplant and bell pepper seeds (twelve sprouts of each, I hope!). The terra cotta pots are rosemary (blue pot) and basil (plain pot). I've also held some herb seeds back to put in the ground outside when it gets REALLY warm - I figure a bumper crop in the summer, and then some year-round in pots in the kitchen. This is all the seeds (except the corn and squash that are already in the ground), sitting in the sun during the warm Sunday afternoon.
Finally, the best item today - my book came!!! I don't know why this is so exciting, but it is. I'm hoping to read most or all of it (though it is large) by Friday (my first RE appointment). I intend to be demanding about my treatment plan, and I want to know just what to ask for (first item: bloodwork to determine progesterone levels). Just in case I don't finish it, though, I'm starting with the most important chapters for charting and pregnancy purposes. (Not that I actually believe I will ever be pregnant. More on this later.) I've already made some substantial progress, and am excited to compare with a more extensive set of my own charts.
Next emotion on the IF roller-coaster (gosh, it's been ages since I've been here): IMPATIENCE.