Little Trooper Didn’t Make It

Garden Log 1-13-20

I am ashamed to admit I never actually planted the seeds from Little Trooper. Instead I threw him out in the compost pile. I feel just awful about it.

The Last Little Trooper

I know I promised to try to give him/her/it immortality by replanting its seeds for a new crop for the upcoming summer but it just didn’t work out. It was also an attempt to drag something, anything, positive from last year into the new year. But thinking back I think maybe it’s best to leave everything from 2019 behind and start fresh!

However I have decided to try regrowing vegetables, at least for the winter months. Apparently you can cut a stalk of celery to about 1 to 2 inches and place it in water and it will regrow. I decided to give it a shot and low and behold my celery IS REGROWING!


I started it on January 8 after cutting the last of my celery to add to my Chicken and Dumplings, which I am excited to say my local food facebook group has featured a photo of for their cover photo of the week. (Yes it takes so little to bring me joy these cold dreary winter days!)


Each day I place the cup in the window for a few hours, but move it back to the counter in the evening to avoid it getting too chilly. I really don’t know if that matters but it makes me feel warm and fuzzy knowing it’s safe and warm away from the cold window pane.


Tomorrow is MY official new year. It’s my birthday! I have no idea what I plan to do tomorrow. I was invited by a family member to come over to their home for a birthday celebration.

For some reason that just doesn’t sit well with me. It has been going on for years and I would like to know how you feel about the situation?

Do you think it is inappropriate to ask someone to come to your house for a birthday celebration or should you go to theirs?

Have you ever been in this situation before? I don’t mean as a surprise party but flat out, “Hey come to my house so I can throw a birthday party for you!”

Let me know in the comments if I should graciously accept or is it ok to bow out?


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