Friday, May 18, 2007

Almost over.

My Fair Lady is drawing to a close. Tomorrow is the last day of the run, and we'll be doing to more shows, one at 2:00 and one at 7:30. It's been a good run, in my estimation. The night runs a bit longer than it should, which is mainly a result of several characters waiting too long to say their lines, or saying them too slowly, the latter being less common and less at fault for the length of the show. But it's been quite enjoyable, and I'm very glad for the opportunity. The cast has been great to work with. But I must say I'm looking forward to the next week and having a few more hours to myself in the evening usually. I've been too much on the go recently and haven't had enough time to stop and 'smell the roses.'

I have tomato seeds growing. They're probably around 3-4 inches tall now, at least a few of them are. I took some seeds from some full-grown tomatoes at the end of last summer, and now I'm growing them into nice big plants. It's exciting. Probably the end of next week I'll be planting them in the ground. I'm hoping I didn't get too late a start on them. I saw some tomato plants in the store recently and they were nice and big and lush. I don't have my own greenhouse or a lot of resources, so I don't know how I can compare with those. Right now mine are in their own little pots by the window. Some of them are looking rather weak, but others are growing into mighty fine plants. I think I have ten of them, and I expect at least six should survive and flourish as long as I tend to them properly. The others might make it, too. We'll see.

I also tried to plant some onions, but I fear I don't know what I'm doing, because I only see about four of them growing up. At one point I believe I saw seven, but a few died and disappeared since then, and now there are even less. Oh well. I'll probably clear up some of that space for the tomatoes instead. That'll be fine, I guess.

For some reason I really really want to get my own place and have some land where I can grow my own fruit trees. It almost doesn't matter to me what kind of fruit it is. Though my dream is to go some place warm and have more tropical kinds of trees and grow fruits like coconuts, avocados, oranges, etc. But here in Utah would be fine too, apples or peaches or what have you. I just like the idea of growing food, and at certain times in the year having it available to you right off the branch.

It would also be nice just to have my own place. For many reasons. Not the least of which is the ability to wander around in just my boxers.