Thursday, July 9, 2009

R.I.P. Steve

today we euthanized steve. he was our gray-eyed-Athina's boy, our ridge-back boy, super-kittie, etc. we miss him terrably at this point, but know it will get better. he was a super kitty. he will be creamated and returned to us. we are not sure what we will do with his ashes yet, but that is ok. more later, i guess...the vet was sweet.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

the cricket from hell

hey...now that my feet are healing, and we got a good haul from the garden (2 full salads--lettuce, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, spinach, nasturtiums (leaves and flower))...NOW we have the cricket from hell in the ceiling of our bathroom off the middle room...the cats are scared, and it is REALLY LOUD! i wonder if we are going to be able to hear it in the other room? more later, i guess.

damn, that is annoying!

oh, picts are of the salads : ) top one is mine (has the flower) and bottom one is fonda's (has the tomatoes--yuck)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

fire ants II

still suffering-bohtf (back of hand to forehead)-with a suffering-heavy sigh. it is better, but still itchy...meanies. better with the rhul "cream" really just a gel form of alcohol, i think maybe with some aloe in it or something...

anyways...today is the 4th of july...we are doing nothing but waiting for the neighbors to start with their display tonight. it is always a surprise (sort of). we are almost 100% sure they will have fireworks, we are not sure if we will be able to see them and what the cats will do about it, or how long it will last and when it will end. so, hence the surprise. maybe we should drug the cats a bit...humm something to discuss with f.

more later, i guess.

Peace

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

fire ants

i hate fire ants. that is the main purpose of this entry. my feet itch because of the stupid bitches...modified ovipositor...meanies...mowing in tall grass with only tevas for protection is nothing! but i have NO IDEA how to avoid them...i don't even see them, but they get me anyways...if i knew they were there, i would and do try to avoid them while i am mowing...what a pain in the ankle! but i am also glad that i am only wearing tevas...can you imagine what would happen if i had full shoes and socks on? i would be COVERED with them before i knew what was happening! it is a no-win situation...except for poison...we tried boiling water, with limited success...i have some poison, but i don't want to use it in our garden, what a p.i.a.

oh, and the farmer was using some kind of spray on the tobacco this morning...smelled yucky! so add insult to injury! man, i try to be good and this is the first morning that i have been up that early (~7am)...actually didn't sleep last night/today...now it is almost noon and time for lunch...i guess i will sleep tonight...i sure hope so.

peace...say a prayer for the damn fire ants...i hope they go away soon (without too much poison...i hate to use it)

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