I am attempting to grow things, yikes! This could end up being a total disaster.

If you don't already know, I'm not exactly Susie Homemaker. In fact, I'm probably the opposite. I've never been able to picture myself as some magnificent housewife, and I do not aspire to be one.

So what!? Does that make me a bad person?

This brings me to a story. I once helped my friend bake cookies for his coworkers. We wrapped them up in plastic baggies in stacks of 5 or 6 cookies, and then decided we'd tie a little bow around the top of each one. When it came to the bow part, clumsy old me couldn't figure out how to make it look pretty. Then he said,

"You're a girl. Aren't you supposed to know how to do these things?"


And then I thought: what things, exactly, am I supposed to know how to do? If I can't tie a pretty bow, does that make me an inadequate female?

And it doesn't stop at bows. I can't cook, can't sew a damn thing (I'd probably just hurt myself), I can barely put my little cousins hair in a ponytail, my interior decorating skills are pitiful, the thought of having children kind of freaks me out (especially the being pregnant part, gasp!) and I certainly have never attempted gardening.

This is not wife material folks. I guess if I can't make up for my lack of girl-ness in other areas of my life, I'm going to make some man very unhappy some day, huh?

Well, at least if I fail with the gardening... I'll only be left with dead plants. I can live with that (although I will be sad).

tomatoes week 1

tomatoes week 2 (success!)

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