Thursday, August 23, 2012

Potentially life threatening encounter for me!

This week has been busy, trying to get things back in some form of order, and trying to get ready to start our Homeschool year. I also had to take SmallDaughter for her neurologist checkup at the Children's Hospital (1 1/2 hour drive), and had to go to a Library Board Meeting at our farthest library Branch, so each day this week has had an adventure. Yesterday, we had a really fun seminary kickoff. We met at a Racquetball Club and had "Seminary Olympics". Each student was issued a "mission call" that told them which country they represented, and then we had games that involved introducing the 25 New Testament "Scripture Mastery" scriptures they will learn this year as well as playing games--volleyball, tennis and water polo. Good times!

The kittens have decided they are bold explorers, so they are now "out and about", and you have to be very careful not to step on any! Yesterday, we had a bit of excitement when a bat was flying around in Big Girls bedroom.

I like bats (outside the house, of course!)--they are cute and they eat 500-1000 mosquitoes AN HOUR, which makes them heroes in my book! I am also fine with mice, snakes, spiders, tarantulas, frogs, toads, and most other critters. My nemesis, however, is crickets. They are horrible, gross creatures, with nasty scritchy legs and basically a fattened cockroach body.

And there was a HUGE one on my bathmat when I stepped out of the shower. Somewhere between 3/4" and 4' long. And it kept walking toward me!

I am fine now.

Thank you for asking.


  1. You have my sympathy. That sounds disgusting.

  2. Ummm.... I don't even know what my typing was doing when I wrote "f\cricket". Please don't think that was a swear word! Guess I better preview my comments before posting! :/

  3. This is weird. Where did my first comment go?!