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I have a cactus!

The brunch this morning was fun.  There was no preaching, and only two people asked if I was going to be at church tomorrow, and I managed to brush them off.  Whew.

In other news, I'm now the proud owner of a brand-new cactus.  Seriously!  I decided that I wanted to keep some plants alive, including the carnivorous plants I acquired awhile back that I haven't gotten around to germinating because I could never get space in the dorm fridge and they need to germinate for six to eight weeks.  So this summer we're going to see if I can keep plants alive.  I bought the cactus and some pretty purple flowers this afternoon, and I'm taking them with me to Clemson as part of Operation: Save the Plants while my flytraps are germinating in the fridge at home.  This is going to be pretty awesome.

Putting on the Ritz--the high school's jazz band concert, which is actually a pretty big deal around here--is tonight, and I'm going to that since, well, I go every year.

Oh!  Here's how to care for this cactus:

"When watering cacti and succulents in the home, wait until the soil is completely dry before watering.  Then water well, and let any excess water drain off.  For good lighting, southern and western exposure windows are the best, although north and east will suffice with cautious watering.  Fertilize sparingly every 4-6 weeks April through September.  Allow the plant to remain dormant for a period of rest with little or no watering December through February."

There.  Just in case I lose the paper.  Knowing me, it'll probably happen, even if I do tape it in Dr. Nbook because I'll finish writing in it.

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