When I introduce myself to new people, 9 times out of 10 I have to repeat myself. If someone makes me repeat myself more than 2 or 3 times, I usually say, "Addie. Subtractie...get it?" If they are smart, they do. If they are not, sign language for addition and subtraction usually does the trick.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Bug's Life

We've got Ants. Big time. I opened my kitchen cupboard a few mornings ago and discovered what seemed to be hundreds of them swarming my food. After initially freaking out from the grossness of it all, I became SUPER pissed off. I had to throw two whole garbage bags of perfectly good groceries away! Blech. We have since emptied our cupboards and are currently storing our food in an airtight storage bin (living the life, I tell ya) and I've purchased some ziplocks and airtight containers for flour, sugar, rice, etc. I've also become a super clean OCD maniac of a woman. My kitchen has never been so clean.

Even after 3 days of no food in our cupboards, we still have some spunky fellows that are still hunting some crumbs down. Guiltily, I take great joy and become downright giddy when I squirt these hungry guys with Lysol: "Aha! I've gotcha, and you thought you were so sneaky!" But then the guilt creeps in and I can't help but imagine the sweet little image of Flik (from Pixar's A Bug's Life). For a quick second I feel like a vicious murderer.

Eh only for a second.