Monday, March 16, 2009

Can't post...crazy...

This is a public service announcement. Tama has gone temporarily out of her ever-loving and sadly limited mind.

Work! School! Kids! Doctor’s appointment (non-urgent) (but very annoying)! Networking! Placing orders! Receiving orders! Taxes! Business plans! Phone meetings! Emails contradicting the phone meetings! We need you to do th-NEVER MIND! No, seriously, we need you to do it anyway. But we can’t give it to you until tomorrow. By which we mean next week. But we need it by Thursday. You’re good on that, right?

Housework! (no, no, I can’t lie to my readers like that…housework is so not going on this week…)

Clutter…dirt…dirt that should be a garden…big A little a what begins with A, other than southern fire frickin’ ants in my yard where a garden should be but isn’t…(at least they’re the less aggressive breed of tiny swarming critters that BITE

…where are we going and why are we in a hand basket…

Should return soon.

If God is willing, and the creek don’t rise. Except that a little rising would be good because hello, drought and I’m trying to finally get a vegetable garden in place.

And as long as the ants don’t eat me. You laugh, but they are voracious and also determined little beggars.

And also as long as I don’t manage to kill myself attempting to multi-multi-multi-multi-{gasp!}-multi-multi-(wait, how many multis is that? {counts} got it…} multi-multi-multi-task.

5 comments:

Renee said...

Aunt Annie's alligator A, A, A.

Thanks...that whole book shall now go on continuous loop in my mind.

Steph B said...

Breathe, honey, just breathe. This, too, shall pass.

Anonymous said...

Take a deep breath, relax, play with the kiddos and next time you're near a dollar store (preferably one that actually is a dollar store, not one of those where some stuff is a dollar, but more of it is three or five or eight dollars yet still prominently features the words "Dollar Store" in their name) look for a couple of bottles of plain ground cinnamon. I can usually score a couple of 7 oz shakers at the Dollar Tree. Take this out to the area that's going to be your garden and liberally dust the ground. Ants tend to not like cinnamon and this will keep them away. After your garden is established you can sprinkle it around your seedlings to keep the ants from eating them, and around your pumpkins and melons. I also sprinkle a bit around my door frames once a month or so just to keep the little buggers away. I'm deathly allergic to ant bites, but I hate using chemicals.

Anonymous said...

Grits or cornmeal. Leave it out for the little biting buggers. They take it down into their lairs. Then it rains, the goods swell, and the buggers are trapped (maybe squashed!) down there. Or that's what my neighbors in GA used to tell me, and it was fun to imagine.

Science PhD Mom said...

I'm so there with you. I have been juggling waaaaaay too much lately and it's very stressful. Hope things calm down for you this week and you can take a few breathers here and there. Sometimes a good cup of coffee with some steamed milk and your favorite music on the stereo for 15 minutes is all you need to feel more sane. Hnag in there!