All kinds of purging and growth going on over here in my world. Put a table out by the curb with a “free” sign on it today. Took three bags of clothes over to the homeless shelter. Working through possibilities for a kitchen mini-makeover and ditching and cleaning along the way.

And, as a reward for good behavior, just indulged in the sweetest gift from my friend Erin in California. She sent two “Garden-in-a-bag” flower plants — Mini Sunflower and Mimulus — so I opened them up, planted the seeds and will wait for my little miracles to appear.

Let me say now that I have never planted a flower in my life, so this is a fun little virgin voyage.

Hard to believe I hit a launch party for Maria Snyder’s Eco Boys and Girls characters at the Liberty Science Center in the middle of all this today.