The flower garden I started a few months ago is starting to produce some very pretty blooms worthy of cutting and bringing in to a vase. The other flowers - dianthus, and verbena, are not cutting flowers but they are pretty, too. I've reached level 11 in the French program I'm working in (Duolingo), and a twelve day streak, which is really good. Mark pointed out some Italian sausage (the kind with the fennel) in the store today, and I bought some and an orange pepper to make a meal for Esme. I ended up making egg noodles again for the first time since I was Esme's age or younger.. it was pretty much a success. I'd like to try again tomorrow or at least during my vacation and try to make them much thinner. They would be even better cut thin.