Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Colorful Cactus!

Hi All!

Well, today is my final in my interpreting class. I met with some friends yesterday to review and to discuss possible situations for tonight's "practical" exam during which I will need to actually attempt to interpret. To tell the truth, I am just a bit nervous!

I will also be taking the written test today - which is actually on the computer. That I am not too worried about because we can use resources (books!).

This afternoon before all the wonderful testing I have speech therapy with Susan. I must admit that while I have been doing my reading and "regular" exercises, I haven't been working on the new exercises she gave me last time. I am certain I will be told what a slacker I have been! Oops!

In the meantime, look what I found when I was out watering my plants this morning!

My lovely cactus (which Hubby HATES) is blooming. Blooming a LOT! While the blooms were not fully opened I took tons of pictures.

This bunch is clustered down low near the pot.

The contrast between the delicate flower and the spiky leaves just intrigues me.

There are still more blooms to come . . .

This is one of my favorite shots - the close up and the combo of the flower with the buds surrounding it just make me smile!

I am so proud of my cactus even though I had absolutely nothing to do with its prolific blooms!
Well, that is it for today - I hope the lovely blooms brighten your day!
Voice Update: Doing well but struggling a bit more than normal. I am not really sure what is up with that other than being a bit tired from my Colorado jaunt and then a bit stressed about my final! I guess Susan will give me a work over today and then I will need to keep going with my exercises - both old and new! - and reading!

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