I got up early Wednesday morning, severely depleted in both Hunger and Social.
Hunger was easy to remedy, but not Social--it was too early to call Jon (I think he'd said he had a concert in the park at noon today, so he was probably asleep). I went to the community garden on the off chance that there might be some fellow night-owl gardeners there.
But, though I got quite a good harvest, there were no other people there. So, I returned home and satisfied a few easy and lucrative wishes:
I got myself back up to 3,718 points.
By that time, it was late enough to call Jon, so we spoke for about an hour before he had to leave for a sound check.
My Social need restored, I turned my attention to my garden. I was delighted to discover that both my Outstanding apple tree and my Outstanding tomato plant had produced Perfect produce,
so I unceremoniously ripped those 2 plants out and planted their respective Perfect produce in their place. In so doing, I reached Gardening Level 8!
With nothing left to do either at home or at the community garden, I headed across the street to an open area to look for rocks and gems.
I did pretty well finding space rocks,
and also caught a Monarch butterfly. (Not very valuable, but it was pretty.)
I walked a bit further to the windmill,
and found even more space rocks.
Not one gem, though.
I returned home and fertilized all of my less-than-Perfect plants,
and went back to the library.
While there, I spun a wish to grow a Flame Fruit bush, which initially confused me,
till I remembered that Gardenia had told me that those kinds of wishes generally show up if a gardener has an "Unknown" sprout at home. So, one of mine must be a Flame Fruit--yay!
I toughed it out till I reached Cooking Level 8,
then--my needs severely depleted again--I went home to sleep.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Join us next time, when Grace maxes out her Cooking skill, but it takes nearly all her time. She's still got a few more Goals to achieve, and her Adult birthday is coming up fast.