2019 Life Logs, Day 308: Jerusalem Artichokes and Mah Jong
Date: Monday, November 4, 2019
Weather: Partly Sunny; High 56, Low 46 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
After going to the gym for a pilates class, I spent a couple of hours running errands. Then, I came home and started digging holes in which to plant the Jerusalem Artichokes transplants I got from Bruce and Jane Woodin yesterday. I dug a line of 20 holes parallel to the driveway and put in what looked like sticks with roots. I won’t know until spring if they will thrive in the sandy soil, but I sure hope so. I love the beautiful yellow flowers these plants produce in the late summer and fall. If my transplants survive, I’ll also enjoy eating the healthy tubers these plants produce. I have a few more to plant once I cut down some small trees. I think the transplants will survive for a few days while I figure out how to get these trees cut down.
This evening I went to a Mah Jong class. Christina Brodie from Newcomers found two other people who wanted to learn, but she needed one more. Last week she asked me to join the group and I reluctantly said yes. I have never been much of a game player, but I know it is good for your brain, so I decided to do it. The instructor is really good. That, plus the fact that I got an amazing set of tiles for my first game, allowed me to be the winner of tonight. It was definitely beginner’s luck, not skill, but it was fun. I’ll definitely continue the lessons for six weeks and made a decision then as to whether I want to join a group.
I made a big decision today. I have been considering getting a Labradoodle puppy for quite some time, but the right puppy had just not come along. I sent in my deposit on a chocolate and white parti (part white, part chocolate) male puppy today. In a few days I will get to meet him to make a final, final decision, and if all goes well, he’ll be my housemate by mid-November. Very exciting!