Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
Gayle Madwin

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Books and Dead Plants

My books for the authors from Q through Z are now inter-alphabetized with Susan's. My favorite juxtaposition is how Susan's copy of The World According to Mister Rogers is sandwiched alphabetically between her copy of Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs from Around the World by Lisa Rogak and my copy of Science and Homosexualities by Vernon A. Rosario.

My buckwheat and coyote mint plants seem to have died! They're all brown and crispy. I don't know what happened to them. They look as if they died of drought, but Susan and I had both watered them. And the buckwheat is a plant that's native to the Mojave Desert, so it's used to less water than it'd get here even if it were never watered at all. Maybe it died of excessive water instead? I don't know. Anyway, they both look dead. The other plants are still alive, even the tattered little currant, although none of them are looking especially vibrant. Susan says it's been 108 degrees (42 degrees Celsius) here for the past several days, so I guess it's lucky that any of them survived. Still, it seems like if a 108-degree heatwave is going to kill off my plants, the one native to the Mojave Desert shouldn't be one of the first to die.

Susan is sick today, too. She says she's been throwing up all night. I think it's from stress, because her school year is about to start - stress does that to her sometimes. I hope she feels better soon.
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