Monday, June 29, 2009

The Hard Questions

Don't you just hate when you have to ask the hard questions? I mean the really hard questions! Today, I was faced with that very thing. I was at a point of either shutting my mouth and putting up with "the way it's always been", or taking the plunge, asking some really hard questions, and trying to make change. So I did it. I made a call, asked my questions, and then waited. Still, even now, I'm not really sure how it was all percieved, and very possibly, everything could just blow up in my face. However, there are times in this life when you have to just take a risk. You have to stand up, speak up, and be known. If you do not risk something, you will never gain anything.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Green Horned Tomato Worms

In the garden, there are all sorts of pests trying to get the things for which I have worked hard. One of those pesky creatures is the green horned tomato worm. They are terrible things that love to eat my tomato plants to nothing! First, they start small -- just a few leaves here and there. Then, before you know it, they have worked up a bigger appetite, and they start eating more leaves. And finally, jackpot, they find the tomatoes! I might be willing to share, if they would eat off of only one tomato. But no, they take a few bites out of each one, ruining any chance I had at getting some for myself. My tomatoes should be turning red within about a week, and yesterday morning, I spotted signs of another worm. I had to do something! So much to my organic dismay, I went to the feed store and purchased a bag of Sevin dust to put on my plants. All bets are off at this point. When it comes to being "green" or actually getting the tomatoes I worked hard for, I opted for the tomatoes! Any guess what?! I found that horrible thing lying dead on the ground this morning. Good ridance!

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~Dr. Suess