All I have to pack are my toiletries and I'm ready to roll with any kind of weather Mother N pitches at us. We'll be leaving here in 89° temps and cruising to where the highs will be in the low to mid 60s.
I worked outside this morning, dead-heading, watering, weeding and cutting back. The stink bugs are out in plague proportions and I thought how nice it would be to throttle whoever was responsible for bringing these ugly, ugly insects to Central PA from which they've migrated south. I've mentioned before they have no known predator here as their safety response is this putrid stink they give off, so that no bird will go near them. They are able to infiltrate even the tightest of screens and screen doors, so I have my vacuum plugged in and at the ready and have camphor in the vacuum bag to counter the stink of the bugs (yes, it's that bad).
After reading my previous post, I realized that had grand daughter exhibited that kind of behavior at four or five years old, she would have been obnoxious and not so darn cute. She's only two and yes, she does have the two of us wrapped around her little finger.
*I am a cookie monster as I've never met a cookie I didn't like (actually, I'm lying: I don't like Oreos and most boxed cookies). Bruti ma buoni (in Italian means "ugly but good") are an exception. Put out by Trader Joe's, these almond cookies are WONDERFUL. Just what I need: a new vice.
Does anyone know how to get a picture from Facebook over to a blog?
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three grand mother of four, and have been married to the same man for 48 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.