The cleaning lady came yesterday. She watered the plants on the deck (we don’t water the garden), fed the birds the last of the seeds, watered the orchids inside and anything else that looked dry, made a fresh batch of dog food, and then, finally swept and washed the kitchen floor. She’s a very inexpensive cleaning lady, too. All she needs is to put her feet up when she’s done.
Much as I love hummingbirds, we will either have to find somewhere else to put the feeders or give up feeding them. That sugar water was an open invitation to an invasion of 🐜 ANTS.
I hate 🐜 ants.
I cleaned them off the deck as best I could, but we’ll have to get the ant guy to come. Ants tend to show up in the spring anyway, and in particular, right about now. We got rid of them for three years in a row, but the hummingbird feeders brought them back. Yesterday would have been a perfect early summer day except for the ants. Did I mention I hate 🐜 ants?
Has anyone ever tried to scam you?
Who hasn’t? I got one this morning supposedly from UPS saying we need to confirm our address. But the link wasn’t a real UPS address. It said “UPSTHING.com.” I would have figured it was a scam anyway because they delivered twice yesterday. I don’t think they lost us overnight.
What’s the best thing about parties?
Not having to give them and rarely attending one. I was never much of a party goer at any point in my life, but I gave really good parties. Then, one year, I realized I was tired and didn’t feel like entertaining the masses or, for that matter, cleaning up after them. I think that was the same year everyone decided to give up party-making. I think we had all just turned 30-ish. We had kids, we were working. Party time ended with a thud.
Do you listen to people’s advice if you didn’t ask for it?
Sometimes. If it sounds like something that would help me in some way, I’ll give it a try. Well-meant advice from people who actually know something is usually worth listening to. It might not work out for you, but sometimes there’s a worthwhile suggestion in there.
Why is it impossible to spell funeral without fun?
It’s only fun in English. If you spell it in Cyrillic, Chinese, Arabic, or Hebrew, the fun disappears. Apparently it’s only fun in English.
How was last week for you?
It was an okay week. Not fantastic, but could have been worse. I didn’t feel well much of the time, but I got through it and feel a whole lot better today. My ear stopped hurting and that hissing dropped to a very low level.