My nice weekend ended on a sad note with the death of a dear member of my household. Mr. Plant came into my life as a tiny potted tropical guy that my mom got me at the grociery store the day I moved into college. For the past 7 years, he's grown from a teeny plant to a gigantic tree, surviving several moves and growing into many new pots. This winter, I was careless and left him outside through the first freeze, which was too much for Mr. Plant to survive. I feel quite guilty and very sad about the passing of my good pal, Mr. Plant. I'll miss you and your long pointy leaves big guy.