Great. Now it’s been so long that I don’t know where to begin! So many things I could write about…
My lack of skunks (so far)
The very bold groundhog who sees my coneflower as his own personal buffet
Mumfry’s attempts to be broody
How I managed to buy the largest pack of the poorest quality toilet paper imaginable
My quest for the perfect strapless bra for a small busted woman (me) (and by “perfect” I mean acceptable- one that fits, isn’t horribly uncomfortable, and doesn’t make my chest look lumpy or bionic). And, even though Oprah tells me otherwise, I really do want (and need) to wear a bra!
I’m also looking for suggestions on how to get the pollen off of EVERYTHING! I tried washing my deck yesterday and it seemed to help… Until the deck dried and I realized that although the pollen got wet, it DID NOT wash away!
Oh! And I got this great outdoor clock for my deck from Walmart! It was $7! I thought it broke when it fell last week (well… It was broken except for at 5:37 AM AND 5:37 PM – and I thought that was acceptable for a $7 outdoor clock from Walmart!) But last night, I fixed it! Hooray! Apparently the battery had just popped out a bit!
W: First of all, welcome back. Second of all, the perfect/acceptable strapless bra does not exist. In order to stay put, it must be uncomfortable. I don’t know how else it would work. Third of all, pollen sucks – the herpes of nature, if you will… AND it comes out in full force just as the weather gets warm enough that we want to open our windows and let in a little fresh air after a long, stuffy winter. So gross. I can feel it coating inside my nose and throat, making me all gooey. Luckily I am not running right now (boot: week 5) so at least I am not out in it like that. And fourth of all, done that with the clock!
I don’t have comments on the other stuff. I mean I am glad you don’t have more skunks. I had a chimpmunk climbing up my screen door today. I know I should have taken a picture for you guys to see, but I freaked out about the chimpmunk climbing my screen door, so I just opened the door fast and made a really loud angry sound at it. It hesitated before jumping down and running away, and that has me a little bit worried about the chimpmuks living under my porch…
Em: I’ve told you how to take care of those chipmunks… And what’s your beef with the clock? It’s working ALL the time now!
And, plus to that (that’s a little quote from one of my UConn TAs)- I forgot to tell you about my light electrical work (pun totally intended)… I repainted our outdoor lights, house numbers AND doorbell – giving them new life! Seriously, I revived them from the dead! No electrical work needed on the house numbers by the way! Should I have used a comma in there?
W: No beef with the clock! I meant that I have done that before too – didn’t notice that the battery was popped out a little bit. Pop it back in and voila! Mom fixes it and looks like a rock star! I’ll take it!
Way to go on the house maintenance. I attempted to wash pollen off the grill this morning. I scrubbed. Then put the cover on… the cover is covered in pollen and other assorted backyard crud, but that’s what the cover is for, right? Next is my porch… the ceiling especially. I have to piss off a number of wood bees and nasty looking wasps to do it though so I keep procrastinating. Wish me luck.