Thursday, August 23

This Years Bee Evacuation Attempt

Every year I get bees. I have no idea what it is like, but apparently it is the Frigging Four Seasons for the insect population under my cement front step. The bees come back year after damn year! We have all been stung and have learned to be extra careful when we walk up to the door as to not make any of them angry. My past attempts to get rid of them have included:

-hanging fake wasp hives
-boiling water
-expand foam sealer
-sticking the water hose down there
-wasp spray
-smoke
-and covering the hole with dirt.

This year my friend Chelaine said she saw on pinterest (eye roll) that steal wool jammed down there would help. So off I went to get 3 packages of steal wool. Not only did it not work, I infuriated the little bastards and they were dive bombing me while I shoved it down there. Plus, I even did it very late at night thinking they were asleep... false, they have night patrollers who keep watch for such behavior!

 NOTHING IS WORKING!!! And my poor neighbors son was stung the other day.

So I decided to use shaving foam. I have no idea if it will work, but after all these years and trying everything I am just grabbing anything and giving it a go, partially to see if it works, and partially out of boredom and desperate need for cheep entertainment.


I just went out and added another layer of shaving foam while...So we will see tomorrow how this works. Fingers crossed.

Today:

I am grateful for Melissa, I got your sweet card in the mail and I wanted to say thank you. That was too kind and I really appreciated the kind words!

I am grateful for short shorts.

I am grateful for all the goodness in my life. I appreciate things more because not everything is easy...I like when not everything is hard at the exact same time...but I am loving my life non the less.

J



I Am Happy How We Are Right Now

I got home from work tonight and rushed to make dinner so I could spend some time with the kids before bed. My favorite thing to do with them is walk. I love going for walks with the kids. Something magical happens when the kids and I walk, and by magical I mean conversational magic.

I often wonder if they pick up much from me...but ooh I do not worry about their ability to gab. They for sure got that from dear old mama!

Tonight when we were walking my older two, Ethan and Gabe, were on either side of me with Nora and Seth trotting off every which way exploring.

Ethan began the questioning: "Mom? I heard you talk on the radio the other day about how you want to only date taller guys, is that true?"

Me: "Yes, I like taller guys."

Gabe: "She wants to be protected from being killed."

Me: "Not exactly." (laughing)

Gabe: "What else do you want the guy to have?" "Will he be nice to us?"

Me: "OF COURSE!" "I would never allow anyone to be mean to you!" "I would kill someone who hurt you!"

Gabe: "Like really kill them, or just hit them with a bat and shoot them with a cross bow?"

(My kids are really into the hunger games right now)... I want to make it very clear we are a very non violent family, but we have a ton of sarcasm here...

Ethan: "I also heard you say you don't know if there is anyone out there that can handle you, what did that mean?"

I just want to inject that HOLY CRAP kids listen to me better when I am on the radio, WAY better than in person!

Gabe: "She meant that whoever she dates better be cool enough to hang with us too"

Me:"That is exactly what I meant. I was simply saying that we are a pretty cool bunch and anyone wanting to be with us will have to be pretty cool too" "But just so you guys know, I'm okay if I never find anyone like that, I like our life and I am really happy how we are right now."

Seth rides by : "I am really happy too"

Nora: "Me too, I am really happy with my shoes"

Ethan: "Ooh mom, there is someone like that and you will meet him. He will be tall and will make you smile and laugh too!"

Me: "How do you know that Ethan?"

Ethan: He starts to do this swagger like walk... "Who WOULDN'T want to hang with us?"

Gabe and I started laughing, and they held my hand as we walked home.

Today:

I am grateful for having children. They keep me humble and grounded.

I am grateful for knowing who I am and where I am going.

I am grateful for my new tape measure.

J