Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Wing And A Prayer

Hillbilly Mom is still senseless. Not in the manner of "The porch light is on, but nobody's home upstairs." No, it is this darned virus that has knocked HM senseless. She is lacking taste and smell. And is a bit discombobulated in the equilibrium department. Thank the Gummi Mary, HH drove the #1 son to church, and did half of the grocery shopping, and for good measure, scrubbed up a full sink of dishes. That left HM with only 7 loads of laundry. WooHoo! It's a virtual vacation!

The only somewhat interesting portion of HM's day was about 10 minutes ago, when a strange black creature jumped onto New Delly's 19" monitor and then disappeared. It was an eerie moment for HM, who hates black jumping creatures, which remind her of crickets. Nothing makes HM's skin crawl like a house cricket. A few moments later, the critter flew onto the screen, and walked a few inches, taunting HM. Shame on him for fooling HM twice, because she grabbed a tissue from her stash and wrapped him up like a spring roll. He was then dispatched down the toilet at the hand of The Pony. Seeing him lit up on the screen like an x-ray at the doctor's office, HM deduced that he was some kind of long black ant...with wings. That is just OH SO NASTY! Don't even suggest that he was some kind of queen termite. No. Just NO. He was too black and too fat for that.

I hope.


Marshamarshamarsha said...

I will have to send you a pic of the big, giant ants with wings that have infested my classroom. Last year, they were crawling allover the windowsill and floor. Actually, they were so thick that at first you didn't realize that it was not a black and white windowsill until you noticed it was moving. Hope for your sake that it was just some freak happenstance and not the queen on a scouting mission.

DeadpanAnn said...

The hurricanes have pushed some unfamiliar critters into our domain. Maybe the same thing's happening there.

Hillbilly Mom said...

marsha, Marsha, MARSHA!
I do not need a picture. Really. My dreams will be full of those images. Obviously, the Terminix man does not come and spray YOUR classroom with all the students still in it.

Miss Ann,
It kind of looked like an overgrown sweat bee with extra-long wings. If you know what I mean.