Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blue

Yesterday was a Jonah Day as Anne Shirley used to call them. Mattie had a tummy ache most of the day, and Charleigh woke up from her nap with a fever and ear-ache. We had some unexpected bills that crapped out the budget making things just tight (read: no fun) for the rest of the month, and the Heartwood called to say they had chosen another artist for the gallery. I tried to work yesterday afternoon, but it was so freakin' hot outside, my brain felt a little gelled over. And the flies...I can't explain to you the Biblical-plague-quality of the flies around here...it has something to do with the chicken farms, people speculate. But I'm sure my own little compost pile doesn't help. You walk outside and they swirl around your ankles and face. The Japanese beetles are almost as bad...they've eaten most of the roses before they even got a chance to bloom.
So I packed in my work and crawled into bed and kept reading my biography about Harry S. Truman.

I had hoped to escape to the library today, but it looks like Charleigh is still sick. Time to get up, make some coffee and try to remember that God is an optimist.

At least it hasn't come to this:

8 comments:

dee gold said...

It is really hard to be optimistic but God gives us reasons to be.God bless You!

H said...

I can't believe what I just watched... Martha Stewart just had a heart attack.

akr said...

When we were in ohio my infestation was the fake lady bugs (the ones that are orangy and were shipped in to help farmers but decided to take over instead). The worst part was the smell when they died! I so understand!

innerworking said...

we put pennies inside water bags and hanged them to things. it was supposed to be the chemical reaction that kept flies away... but i about vomitted at that video....

wendy said...

Harry truman, bestill my heart.

(That's the history major nerd coming out in me).

Heidi said...

ew, I almost lost my lunch....

fecal matter...doesn't sound nearly as gross as it looked.

Plant Freak said...

My son walked by as I was playing the video and just could not understand why I would watch that (especially since I was gagging loudly). We use fly bags purchased at Wal-mart but they are strictly for outside. I don't know what you would do for indoors. Again, ewww.

tammi said...

O.
M.
G.

"and if you don't have one of these available, you can just go ahead and poop on some newspaper yourself"

POOP ON SOME NEWSPAPER YOURSELF.

*insert roaring laughter from the Nowack house here**

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