It's amazing how much weeding you can do when stuck on the (cell) phone waiting for customer service to get their brains in gear. Also pulled the last two daikon - not much root, must be too much nitrogen in the compost.
I turn off my work brain when I am at home. It's a good thing I checked my email and was reminded that I still didn't finish things for conferences this week. Yikes. I have a lot more work ahead of me today than I thought - so it's a good thing I spent an hour in the garden resolving my cell phone bill with the poor man (who finally put me through to his supervisor) named "Rex". I seriously doubt that was his real name, but asking him to consider if this problem was happening to his poor mother....well, that got the trick done and I did all my weeding, too! I have a laundry sink filled with the most giant daikon plant and a baby garlic I accidentally pulled up with the grass.
My vegetarian daughter is with friends - so we're having beef stew tonight. And apparently, stir fry daikon root and leaves for a side dish. I could pull some taro, too and make taro patties.... I guess it will depend on how much grading and conference planning I get done today.
I would rather be outside! I am making so much progress with Gib. He is really getting the idea that he is safe here: with his fear decreasing, his willing attitude is coming to the fore. Today, I cleaned the stall without him completely panicking; in fact, he just kept on eating after an initial tensing up at the sight of the pitchfork and the wheelbarrow. Big change, believe me.
But, sadly, I am inside for the duration until an inch thick stack of papers are graded and the conference schedules are made.