December 23rd, 2010

anti-whatever

Ants and Stolen Goodies. Bah, Humbug.

I got up at 6:00 a.m. to use the bathroom and decided to check on the goodies we'd put out for our garbage man and recycling people. YES, these had been stolen, yet again. Taking them once, I was ready to forgive, but this second time really angered me. I'm praying for this person, because I think this is a pretty evil act, and is in need of prayer.

So, of course, I got two more sets of goodies (and Christmas cards) ready and took them out. Then I sat for more than 90 minutes with the blinds wide open on a stool (pretty uncomfortable, believe me) to wait for both trucks to come. I did get to wave at both men, so that was the positive side.

And while this was going on, I noted that the ants are back AGAIN. (No, can't use the Windex hint, which sounds like a good one, as both Marilyn and I are allergic to the product. She had to be rushed to the doctor on one occasion after it was sprayed on a desk at work years ago, so I'm not taking any chances...) I don't really want the mess of any powders (etc.) inside the house, so I'll try to get poisons and treat outside AGAIN. I'm frankly sick of cleaning off and scrubbing down counters and tables, so I hope we can get this under control soon...

Someone knocked at the door minutes ago, and I couldn't even bring myself to go check and see who was there... I'm fighting not to be cranky here at the end of Advent. The holiday season -- like the rest of this year -- has been tough. I won't be missing 2010, I can tell you...

I'm sure I'll get in a better mood soon. Neither Marilyn nor I ever stay in bad moods very long...

So ignore my bah humbug attitude -- it will pass quickly!