Sunday, August 21, 2011

….from a tiny little seed

Back in February I started some heirloom tomato seeds in  old yogurt cups.  I carefully watched them grow throughout the remainder of the winter until it was time to transplant them outside.  I set out 3 plants in pots and only one plant produced tomatoes.  And, finally, one grew big enough to pick.  It seemed to take forever for it to ripen.  Was it worth the wait?  Yes and no.  Yes, because it’s great to eat something you’ve actually grown yourself. And, nothing beats the flavor of something homegrown.  No, because it took forever and I don’t want to wait until August for a fresh tomato.  So, next year, I vow an earlier start if the weather cooperates. 
What did you grow this year?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Watching the Phantom movie after the play

Guest post written by Ruth Bridges

I was so excited for us to go and see the Phantom of the Opera play while we were in New York for vacation this summer! It really was so great and I was so impressed with it! But it was way more better than I respected because the movie was OK but just did not even compare to the actual play!

They talk about movie making magic, but I think Broadway has way more magic than that. I went online to rent the movie again from Netflix to watch right before the play. While I was online browsing DVDs, I came across the site After I looked at it some, I decided to sign up for a heaing aid test. So I did and got settled in with some hearing aids.

I felt so much more confident when we went and saw that play and I was so glad for it! I guess that until I go and visit Broadway again, I'll just have to watch the Phantom movie instead to get my Phantom of the Opera fix