Gardening today: planted snowdrops, scilla, supposedly squirrel-resistant crocuses (although really, my basic strategy with crocuses is to plant enough of them that even if the squirrels and bunnies get some, more come up anyway), two Amethyst Dream centaurea, two Japanese anemone. Deadheaded various plants including veronica, mums (yes, that was sort of fussy, but it was bugging me), and lots of the butterfly bush. Not sure if we'll get another flush of blooms before it gets too cold, but seemed worth a shot.
Now taking Ellie for a walk, having second dinner (recuperating makes me hungry, apparently), and then re-reading Butler's _Dawn_, in preparation for teaching it tomorrow. Oh, and possibly baking shortbread for my students, if I don't get tired; we'll see.