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Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

A wise person (also known as my Dad) left a comment yesterday. He suggested I change the subject from the countdown, sensing it was becoming an ordeal. He was right. I decided to take a picture of my Christmas cactus. It is making me happy with its exuberant blossoms. My cousin, Tim, brought this with him four years ago when he came to bring our uncle some furniture and household items to replace those he lost in his New Orleans home after Hurricane Katrina. It was a welcome bright sight then and now. The plant spent the summer outside and nearly doubled in size.

amaryllis at the start

amaryllis at the start

Mom and I planted our amaryllis bulbs this week. The others haven’t shown us any green yet. I’ll be posting updates through the cold days ahead. We’ve got some apple blossoms, amigos, and some sort of peacock, I think.

I have some new work to do. I got revision comments back on a magazine piece slated for August 2010. Among other suggested fixes, I need to bring the reading level down. That’s always tricky. I’ll take a stab at it and then ask for help from my critique buddy.

I am also psyching myself up to submit a piece to a literary magazine for the adult market. Yikes!

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