Besides the heat and the humidity that we get to look forward to come July and August, the issue of mosquitoes is always a concern. I have a small fish pond in the backyard that I always have to be careful with so that these pesky critters don’t take over and make life miserable with all their biting, the itching and the constant swatting of.
And of course there is always the concern of the West Nile virus that becomes an issue each summer as well. I’ve never known anyone to contact this disease that is spread by mosquitoes, but each year the news is full of cases being reported all over the country. What with the swine flu scare that we are still experiencing out breaks now and then and now we have to concern ourselves with the good old reliable West Nile virus that is expected to start hitting in the next couple of weeks, right along with the cicadas. I actually have seen a few of this 17 year old cycling cicadas. So far they have both been dead. I can hear them buzzing from a distance and just know that at any given moment the are going to be right on top of us and life will totally change and revolve all around these nasty critters.
I’ve been looking into purchasing some of the new and exciting mosquito magnets that I’ve been recently hearing and reading about. I went online and found some positive sounding mosquito magnet reviews, so it looks like I’ll be giving them a try this year and see what they can do for me back in the pond area this season.
My boyfriend and I have been thinking about getting a puppy and making it part of the family. I had talked to my brother in-law about it and he told me to make sure it a safe breeder puppy, which I wasn’t completely clear on how to do what he was talking about, but when I asked him, he told me to go onto the Internet and to Google the words puppy mills and read up on the subject.
So I did and I found that you can learn so much about what you can look for, and what kind of things you should find out before you go to the store and see a cute puppy, purchase it and walk out. You can save hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars just by taking the time to do a bit of research, and of course with the Internet it can’t get much easier than that.
It really shocked me when my mother turned down my invitation to go to the movies because she is very paranoid about catching bed bugs. No matter what I said or did she firmly kept refusing and my daughter twisted the whole thing around to where she thinks her grandmother doesn’t want to go to the movies with us because of her. This has been a constant battle between the three generations of females that just can’t seem to communicate with one another without someone taking it the wrong way and/or getting their feelings hurt on some type of level, sigh…..
It is a well known fact that bed bugs are becoming a huge issue with tons of people everywhere, as well as head lice. The pest control companies are being kept crazy busy and people are flocking to find new ways to prevent the spread of these unwanted critters, but this can’t make us so paranoid that it interferes with your daily life and relationships that we cherish and are hard to come by these days.
Funny thing is that my mother and step-father are currently on their way to Florida for a couple of weeks visiting friends and relatives and enjoying all that the “Land of Sunshine” has to offer. They plan on staying at various motels/hotels on their way down and back up again, which are more likely to infect someone with numerous unwanted critters. Go figure!
Todd, a good friend of mine, spent last week end fishing in North Carolina and just had to show off his catch in his email. I’m envious and wishing that I had been there with him, but it really has been too cold for my taste to be fishing. I am planning on and looking forward to taking a long weekend in the summer to join him and his buddies doing some fishing and drinking cold beer!
While he was down there Todd checked out some of the Wilmington NC real estate that he has been interested in looking at these past couple of years. The lucky son-of-a-gun. I would love to be able to relocate down just about anywhere in North Carolina that is remotely close to the beach. The Wilmington area is a nice area, no doubt about that, some mighty fine fishing happens down that a way and I do enjoy fishing. I may never be able to move down there, but at least I’ll have some place that I can go and visit if Todd does finally decide to take off and chase his dream(s).
Landis Farm Rd Wilmington N.C.
I always have enjoyed fishing. My father would take my brother and I out every chance he could when we were little and didn’t have a life of our own yet and our world was totally centered around our parents. Then puberty hit and we started going to Junior High School, started going to football games and found ourselves less excited about going anywhere with either one of our parents. Boys started appealing to me a lot more then hanging with my dad fishing, sigh….
I saw this video on the Ellen Degeneres Show and thought it was so cool, so I thought that I would try and find it on YouTube, and I actually did! I love YouTube, but I have been looking back at some of my previous posts and am not happy that some of the YouTube videos that I posted here on my blog are no longer available for one reason or another.
So let this be a fair warning to my buddies here, that check in on me here on my blog, that I apologize if you stumble onto one of my posts that is going on and on about this great and wonderful video that I found on YouTube and it’s not there any more. If I wasn’t so lazy I’d try and find another version but I just haven’t gotten into that type of mode as of yet. Might be something to do on a cold, snowy day that we will be experiencing at any time now considering it is the middle of December.
I sure hope that this video disappears, it is just too cute to lose. I wonder if there is any way to down load or up load the video onto a thumb drive or on my hard drive that would save it from being removed from the actual YouTube.com site. I’ll have to ask my kid brother and see what he says. I would be surprised if he didn’t have some type of answer for me even if it is a “no that can’t be done” answer.