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And some humidity, but hey.

Found out that a pretty foliage plant in our yard is invasive (Bishop's Weed). So now I get to pull as much out as I can. Sadly, I didn't know when it was starting to come up! So far, I think I've spent 3-4 hours pulling it. And, of course, I don't always get the roots.

Rescuing non-invasive pretty things that decide they want to be in our pathways for purposes of the Waltham Garden Club Plant Sale on June 4th.

Also, brought some lilacs down with us when we went to the wedding of a cousin of [livejournal.com profile] metahacker, as I wanted to give them to [livejournal.com profile] canuckmum while we were there. That was successful, as was helping her finish planting various other things in her garden. The reception was lovely, as well, and I'm glad that I was invited. Quite fond of both the bride and groom, so it was nice from that aspect as well!

Will be working with my soon-to-be adviser come sometime in July, depending largely on the timing of her next grandchild's birth. And, come fall, will be pursuing my masters in psychology at Brandeis. I will be _very busy_ and have no brain, as it's a calendar year long program, not two school years. So if you want to see me while I still have a brain, do it before September. Better yet, since I don't know how much I'll be working with my adviser this summer, before July.

Learning lots about what plants we have, and what plants we want. Did a bunch of pruning of our wisteria yesterday and today, trying to prevent it from a) escaping to other parts of the yard or b) eat any more of our house. The one I cut _way_ back because it had already eaten part of our house is sprouting bits of green again; need to remember to discuss with [livejournal.com profile] galaneia and [livejournal.com profile] metahacker if we want to try to keep it there at all. I suspect not, since it's _much_ too close to the house.

Our fishies continue to be happy with life. Need to remember to check levels of things again, since it's warm enough that they are probably having lots of waste. Added snails, a pleco, and some clams to help keep the place in better balance and cleaner. Still need to finish working on our bio filter, and consult with [livejournal.com profile] galaneia and [livejournal.com profile] metahacker about placement and some aspects of finishing it up.

We appear to have at least three bird's nests; two sets of robins and a set of catbirds. Past that, probably sparrows are nesting somewhere, too. Also, there are rabbits. At least one adult and at least one baby. Unshockingly, also squirrels and chipmunks.

The inside of the house continues to progress. [livejournal.com profile] galaneia's study is useful now, so she's often in there. This frees up some space in other parts of the house, although more work remains on that part of things.

NSPy disapproves of the amount of time I spend in the yard without him, but he's starting to deal with it without too much complaining. Also, he dislikes the lack of screens, which we will fix!

Continue to see [livejournal.com profile] jasra regularly, which is always good. We made cake this last time, which was both entertaining and tasty. I keep eying [livejournal.com profile] metahacker's piece. :)

Was very amused/pleased to briefly see [livejournal.com profile] nacht_musik at my chiropractor earlier today.

Tired brain is tired, so enough for now.

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