Daria - that sounds like fun! I would love to spend a week with someone else's garden.
Very sorry to hear about the bf, Ruth. That sounds agonizing.
My random thought of the day is that cable is insane! We all spent the night at my parents' last night and L spent the evening clicking around on the tv in their computer room while I worked on a conference paper. I looked over every so often to see what the hell was making the random yelling/ screaming/roaring sound and it seemed like most of what he was watching involved either Snooki or animals eating other animals. After that subliminal backdrop, I dreamed last night that I was in a reality tv show called Zombie Cheerleader Flight of Death, where you had to run through an airplane cabin full of a bunch of zombie cheerleaders with hatchets. Then my dream shifted to a conference where a colleague and I were taking surreptitious cell-phone pictures of Christopher Reeve delivering a paper at the front of the room.
That cable crap eats your brain, man.