Well, today was a great day. First off, after sitting in "line" for co-op kindergarden open registration all day, we were number 3 on the list of 3 openings. YAY! That means Logan is accepted into a top-rated elementary school, and little Owen will be guaranteed a slot too as a sibling. Think I'm crazy for giving up my entire Sunday, sitting and chatting with a friend for 9 hours straight? For 10 years of schooling guaranteed to be the best the public school district can offer with a 5:1 student/adult ratio, I don't think so. Not at all. So safe to say we were doing cartwheels today when it was official! A year of stressing is over. Whew!
So, now that you know what I did Sunday, you know that I didn't get all of my to-do list done. My spending the day at the school was prompted by an email saying what we thought was 6 slots was only 3. However, before I left, I scrambled and made 16 more soil blocks. They only took about 10 minutes to make, including going outside to get the Mel's Mix from my storage bags.
So what did I plant in them? Well, I had a garden calendar entry last week saying I should plant cucumbers inside. I hadn't done it yet, so I planted 10 pickling cukes and 2 slicers. The last four blocks got stevia seeds. I only want one plant, but I read that they're really hard to germinate, so I planted a half dozen seeds in four blocks to see which one sprouts, and if more than one sprouts, which one grows the best.
Of course, it was after I got to the school that I got a post from DoubleD that said I shouldn't start my cukes so soon because at best I would have stunted plants. EEK. I guess I won't try to speed germination of these plants. If I can make them take 2 weeks to germinate, then I could be ok planting them under a hoop cover. We hope. That reminds me, I should let my brother know not to plant his yet.
Anyway, the other good thing that happened today was that the reporter from the Seattle Times called to interview me for the article. We only spoke for about 5 minutes, but he got enough info to write his article. Of course, the article's not about me, but the spike in seed sales, as well as about a local seed farmer who designed the potato bin system I use. I am just the local example of someone who uses his bin. The reporter found me on a search engine. Glad my blog pages shows up on search engines. I've been told it is a decent how to page for potato bins. That's what I tried to accomplish anyway.
Well, both of us are tired, so it's time to hit the sack. Long weekend and the work week's not going to be a walk in the park. Maybe I can get home early enough to spend some time depressurizing in the garden. I hope you can too.