On the plus side I met a lovely Dutch person in Lounge A19. A woman who exuded warmth and practical kindness.
First day home I was a zombie, staring blankly at the Christmas decorations and wondering when I would have the strength to take them down. Not yet as it turns out.
The very next day
the owner of the little store, who has very generously given the Friends of the Library free space for over a year, called to say it was rented and we needed to pack up by Monday, this was Thursday.
Saturday was a 5 hour planning session for our fund raising campaign for the new library. This kind of thing is very hard on me because I have to behave.
Today an "everything must go" sale at the store. Tomorrow back in to box up whatever is left to stash in a black hole at the back of the building.
Tuesday, garden club executive meeting. My social media partner has been picking up some serious slack on my part but I've got to get back into the game.
Meanwhile I missed the early bird pricing on the next homesteading course, picked up a writing assignment, thank goodness not due until April, and, worst of all, the seed catalogues are languishing unread on the dust covered coffee table.
I would say it is time to delegate.
I want to find a rose or some other nice perennial to sell as a fundraiser for the library. I'd like it to have a literary connection. It needs to do well in the PNW.
I found the Secret Garden rose but it seems a bit iffy for our zone-anybody have experience with it?
If I could use your brains instead of mine on this task it would be enormously helpful, so what would you pick?