When you're gone over the Thanksgiving long weekend and it is dark by the time you get home from work -- you end up trying to scoop dog poop with a flashlight. I managed to find a decent amount, I'm kind of surprised. I'm sure I missed my share too, but I deserve an A for effort. I also pulled out the nasturtium that held in until the snow came.
I cheated on the last gift purchase for afar so I could get things in the mail ASAP. I still need to make some purchases for local gift giving. I'm getting desperate for ideas.