Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snack Time

So, this morning I awaken to loud, pleasant chirping. The chirping sounds really close to my window, like the source was in my bedroom. I glance at my window and see a brown bird, a wren maybe, between the glass and the opened screen snacking on the dead stink bugs that were laying on the sill. The bird flew off before I could snap a photo and I looked back later and the entire collection was gone.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

An Odd Collection

I'm tired of stink bugs. Do you have them? Ever since Christmas I've been escorting out or flushing down about four of the little buggers a day. I can't figure out how they're getting in. the windows have been closed for months now. Maybe they got in back in the summer when I had a window fan in our bedroom and have been waiting stealthily until now to come out now to drive me crazy. I escort them out my window. I've amassed quite a collection of frozen stink bugs on the window sill now.

Oh Dear. They could be in hibernation, only to come back to life in the spring bug us once again.

They scare Fern, which I find funny. It's just an ugly bug, herbivore at that, no bite, no sting. They don't even smell very much. But they are annoying.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Wow, it's been so long since I've posted. The busy season here at work is almost over. I'm a front-end survey design programmer for web-based surveys and I have three mail-outs this month. That means, I deliver three different systems, each with a different client, over the next couple weeks.

I keep wanting to add to this post with a summary of Anne's Household activities, but I can't even string together more than a half a thought at any given moment. I'll post this now with hopes to come back soon to post more.