Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hate Ants, Love My Friends

Yes, ant season has started again. Little suckers get a break today. It’s raining so I can’t spray the hell out of the foundation of my house like I normally do to rid myself of the pesky nuisances. Oh, it’s not a total invasion. I’ve only found half a dozen of the teeny tiny brown ones but that’s six too many in my book. Ants belong outside. Period. End of discussion. I don’t go out and mess around in their hills. They can damn well stay out of my house. It’s going to be nice tomorrow and I’ve warned them. If they want to live they will vacate the premises instantly. Otherwise I’m declaring all out war and I’ve had years of experience so they don’t stand a chance.

On a much happier note I had dinner with my adopted family last night. Neeley was in town for a few hours so she called and told me they were on the way to get me, destination to be determined en route. Riley is just back from her visit with the Middle Child, still on her big adventure in France, and I hadn’t seen her yet to hear all about her trip. Guess what! I got presents. A bright yellow Tour de France T-shirt and Milka bars. She knows me so well. The Little One wasn’t with them but that’s okay. I hung out with her the other night when my phone wasn’t working, something I might have to do again soon simply because she makes me laugh. And the Paternal One, well, he’s so kind, putting up with me as he does for the sake of his girls.

Okay, time to get to work here. I’ve been playing far too much lately instead of revising the story I should be working on. I left my characters in limbo because I couldn’t figure out the best way to get them from where they are to where they have to be next. Maybe they’re finally sick enough of just sitting there doing nothing to help today. Let’s hope so.


Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous! T-shirt from France and chocolate...mmmm. They do know you well!

Sandra Cox said...

Yup its that time of year. We get Carpenter ants. Time to call the exterminator. sigh

Nice gifts!:)

Regina Carlysle said...

What a great gift! Glad you got to spend some time with them. FUN!

Ants? We get big, fat, red MEAN ones here. They aren't out yet but soon I suspect.

Anny Cook said...

Dry tide on their ant hills. At least that worked on the fire ants in Houston!

barbara huffert said...

Worth a try, Anny. And that won't hurt any critters that may wander into my yard.