I actually baked my pumpkin seeds this year. This is before they went in the oven in all their slimy glory.
I'm having a little bit of trouble adjusting to -what would you call it? - life. It's weird having places to go, a schedule, and people to see. I love having all that, but four months without it really put a wrench in things :). I am having trouble with the schedule part most of all but I'm getting better. I'm back to sleeping not so great, and that makes it really hard to wake up in the morning but we got a different mattress so I'm hoping that will help. The mattress came in a box - it's a Casper mattress and I've read good things so we'll see how it goes :).
It's good to be back where I can dig in the dirt and mess with my plants. Pro Tip: Don't leave your garden and yard all summer, it doesn't fare very well. My succulents did pretty well though...
I dug out my Canna and Elephant Ear bulbs yesterday, and man was that a job. I think next year I'm planting them in pots in hopes that they won't make 80 more bulbs.
After. They are currently downstairs to continuing drying out until I can wrap them in some newspaper where they will wait until spring.
I had a visitor who let his wings dry out for 1.5 days until he was ready to go. I wish him well on his journey. He sure did make some pretty pictures.
I still need to rip out all the zinnias in the garden and the volunteer scraggly tomatoes, but that should be pretty easy. I'm starting to get sad that the growing season is gone, but it'll be nice seeing family over the holidays. I have a lot of catching up to do :)