Archive for October, 2013

Any Day Melitas Wants…Melitas Gets…


(sing to your own tune)

To add to all my miseries, the annual march of the ants began Friday night in the kitchen.  I was that surprised when I left the bed around 1:00 am for my almost nitely run for hot chocolate to soothe my old carcass and then get back to bed for some z-z-z-z’s.  Otherwise I would lay there eyes wide open, and brain working overtime and flat on my back to accommodate  leg brace.

What surprised me was a horde of ants scurrying around on the kitchen counter right where my afternoon cocktail is concocted.  At least they were regular size ants and not those itty bitty ones I was plagued with in my bathroom awhile back, those were the ones I had to fight to the death with the water/cheap vodka concoction.  I couldn’t use the tried and true corn meal method because they were too tiny to carry a grain of the corn meal back to nest.

So I was in luck here at the kitchen location.  These intruders were coming out in at least 10 freeway lanes from under the bar top, disappearing into a small opening in a corner.  I started the liquid method, but after a few squirts I changed my mind.  That was only going to zap the ones on the counter, so off to the pantry to retrieve the box of cornmeal.  This stuff can get back to the nest with these greedy little varmints and VOILA!  – They all enjoy the feast, then they blow up —– THE END!

I saw them last night, now I don't!

I saw them last night, now I don’t!

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Mondays with Melitas – October 7, 2013

Melitas is still in her leg brace and is working on her blog…so stay tuned it will be up as soon as she can either learn the dragon speak program or type out her blog herself!  She says do not give up!!


If you are missing Melitas, you can always read in the archives all her previous posts!  Just go to the calendar and look at Mondays and you should be able to pull up her blogs!

Standing with Melitas and Alba...2 of my most favorite people in the world

Standing with Melitas and Alba…2 of my most favorite people in the world

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