Summer solstice – The weather has been wonderful – summery but not hot. For me it’s a lazy time of year. All I want to do is read a book and have something cool to drink. In a few weeks (maybe not even that long) it will be really hot and not as nice to read outside. I have the last book written by Mauve Binchy that was published posthumously. I hope it’s as good as her other books.
Ants, ants, ants – My four cats eat at different areas in the house. Three are on the first floor susceptible to ant invasions. Typically ants do not gather around their feeding stations until August but this year has been strange in so many ways. The ants started visiting in May. The beloved husband sprayed the baseboards. I’m not crazy about the idea of toxic chemicals inside the house so I found a specific ant spray to use that will not also kill bison and anything else that walks. The little critters have been back so I pulled out the new stuff and went to spray in the laundry room area. I laughed as I saw that overnight a spider wove a very intricate web that contained 20 dead ants. Sometimes nature does take care of things. I did not clean it up. The spider deserves his banquet!
I have a bullfrog! – The pond places tell me that it’s not a good thing as they will eat my fish and maybe even my green frogs. Green frogs are timid and easy to catch but bullfrogs are not. You have to catch them at night, in the dark, with a flashlight. (It’s starting to sound like snipe hunting isn’t it?) My pond friend suggested putting a net on the plant inside the pond that he sits on. He sat next to it. The green frogs partied in the net. Net result, no bullfrog was caught. This is not over! (He will be relocated to a nearby stream. There will be no frog legs for dinner!)
Yet another project – I always swear that we won’t do projects anymore. We are converting one of our upstairs bedrooms to an official cat room. (No, we are not crazy!) To do that we have ripped out the old carpeting and will have an easy to clean flooring installed. We could have had the floor place do the whole job but we do like to torture ourselves. The beloved husband is laying a new subfloor prior to the installation. It’s a straightforward job but it still requires some frustrating moments and bad words. Maybe this will be our last project (not!).
Poor Hazel – Two weeks into the diet, she is down slightly from the start but up 3 ounces from last week. She must have traded something for someone’s supper but she’s not talking.
How was your week?