Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Fly Away Home...

First things first:

Sparky, great northern beans are white beans about the size of pinto beans. They are like navy beans but larger. Don't know if they have another name or not. In my opinion you could put any bean that you happen to like in the soup.

Not much going on in my little part of the world. Gotta go to the dentist tomorrow around noon to get my last crown glued in. Gonna hit Cato's while there to see what they have in cheap winter clothing. And of course the trip wouldn't be complete if I didn't hit Wal-Mart while down there. I hate to go there but it is the only place that has some of the stuff I need.

Then home to get the house in order for my company. Gonna try to get most of it done tomorrow so I can put some time in on Thursday cooking. That way I won't have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen while they are here. Thankfully I've been sleeping on the couch since the last time I had company so the bed already has clean linens on it. So basically all I have to do is run the sweeper and dust.

Do the lady bugs (actually Japanese Beetles) swarm where you live? They started swarming last Friday and are still at it. This is the first year that they have swarmed for more than 2 days. I had completely forgotten about them until I was hit in the face when I went outside Friday. I have to rumple my hair and brush off my clothes before coming in the house to make sure I don't bring any more in than can squeeze through the cracks in the eaves of the roof. At least with Orkin coming regularly they are dying after crawling through the cracks. I can usually just run the sweeper once after a few days and get them all but this year it may take more than once since they are sticking around so long.

You probably won't hear from me tomorrow unless something exciting happens that I can't wait to tell you about. So, see ya Thursday.

6 comments:

JC said...

Have a good trip and hope you find a lot of great clothes at great prices.

John's Arts & Crafts said...

Great Article! I believe the ladybugs which you describe as pests are the "Asian Ladybeetle" new news on Ladybugs & a new movie coming out Dec. 2008 called "Ladybug" to learn more about ladybugs or view movie trailer visit http://www.thebestladybughouse.com/Blog.html

grammy said...

Have fun with company. The girls love ladybugs but we don't see them that often. Seems strange to have so many you have to vacuum them. I tried to go to the site john listed and couldn't get it. Will google the Ladybug movie. That sounds fun.

SeaShore said...

Wow, we don't get swarms of lady bugs up here. In fact, some people buy the larvae in the spring to release in their gardens to eat the aphids. I'm always so happy to see them, I can't imagine them being a pest! Hope yours go away soon!

MaryFran said...

Have fun with your company!

Sparky said...

Thanks for explaining! :)