Thank you, everyone, for your well-wishes for my exams tomorrow. I'll be so glad when they're over--all that studying has been cramping my style. The last paper was submitted Wednesday, and I took today off to relax. I've learned the hard way over the years that it's better to go into the finals after a day off. It will be a marathon tomorrow, with exam 1 at 9 a.m., exam 2 at 1 p.m. and exam 3 at 7 p.m. So today I went grocery shopping, bought 4 bags of composted manure for the new garden bed (why, oh why must everything be in a 40-lb bag? 30 lbs would be so much easier to deal with!), got a few new plants, came home and barbecued a couple of chickens (didn't want to wait for the inevitable afternoon thunderstorm to rain out dinner), did some stitching.
Since it didn't rain today (yet) for a change, I surveyed the yard. This is the first bearded iris of the season. I love these guys!
Art imitating life: do most of you have this chart by Just Nan? It's called "Sparking Iris." Sadly I cannot for the life of me remember if I bought her "Tulips" or not. I've had it in my hands at the needlework shop. I think. I do that in the grocery store too: pick something up, look it over, decide against it, and put it back on the shelf. Then when I get home I wonder what happened to it.
Here's my stitching progress on Alphabetissimo. It's a little distorted because I've clipped it to a hanger--it's getting too large to photograph easily.
Now all that's left to do is take a nap.
"Watch out for those naps. While I was sleeping, someone stole my other ear."