#oneaday, Day 6: War of the Ants…

Evidently I did not have any impact on the ants despite my killing spree last night… Alas, I awoke this morning to find the darned things had regrouped, and relaunched their attack on my poor towel. I honestly would’ve thought that the sight of their dead “scouts” should have sent them off sreaming (do they do this???) for dear life! But NOOOO!!! They chose to set up camp, and even bring the babies – the smaller ants look somewhat like babies against these crazy red heads… Or perhaps they are just slaves…? A story for another day, I guess -and the equipment (rocks to an ant-size lifeform, some sugar crystals, a few insect wings…) to set up camp. And camp they did, on my towel!

I chose not to engage in combat so early in the morning (I have been told numerous times that violence is never the answer), but to simply walk over the trail of “new tenants” as I went about getting ready for the day… I will deal with them later… I just hope they haven’t taken over everything by the time I get back!

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#oneaday, Day 5: Ant Infestation

So… I got back home tonight, … Or was it this morning??? (Wait! Does my One-a-day still count?!?!??! Oh yeah! I’m still awake, and as angryjedi pointed out, ‘A “day” is not measured on the calendar, but rather it’s the period of time between when you wake up and when you go to bed.’ so I’m still in the clear… Not failing at my One-a-day! PHEW!)

Now where was I…? Ah, yes, I got back home some time between my waking up and sleeping during this “day”, only to find my bathroom heavily infested with ants! And they had built some sort of next on my towel! – Still trying to figure out how that’d work considering it’s hung on the door hook… :-/
So back to the ants… What type are they??? The creepy albino-looking ones with massive red heads! I should point out that I am truly afraid of these things due to a nasty experience I had as a teenager… I accidentally sat close to their nest (and probably across a “food path”), which they didn’t seem to take too well, as they proceeded to reward me with a massive attack… Long story sort, my leg was swollen with “bite bumps” for nearly two weeks…! It looked like I had boils or something… And it doesn’t help that I’ve got really sensitive skin that takes a while to heal… So one can only imagine when those scars eventually healed…

Aaah, I digress! Back to the ants… Did I say I am afraid of them? … Well, that particular kind, the ones that made a meal out of my leg… The sugar ants, those just make my skin crawl because of their tendency to attack sweetness in mass numbers… But anyhow, back to my fear of ants, I will not, and I repeat, WILL NOT, hesitate to CRUSH them the moment they cross my path… So for about twenty minutes or so, I battled it out with these invaders… And won! I also crushed that little nest they had started to construct across my towel (Note to self- include towel in tomorrow’s laundry)

HA! Showed those little buggers! Now off to bed I go…

Good night world 🙂

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#oneaday, Day 4: Waiting to Exhale…

By the end of today,  I was laughing… I can honestly say, when my friend told me last night that I’d be doing this today, I nearly swatted her in the face! I couldn’t believe she’d make the suggestion when I was in such a volatile state.
Well, she turned out to be right… Owed simply to the fact that I’ve got a TONNE of loving friends; people who care about me enough to just take two minutes to phone me to say hello, people who, when they call or we meet after a while are not afraid to tell me that they missed me, people who constantly tell me that they love me, people who pray for me, even though I’ve had the most wavering faith this past year… I truly am blessed!

I still feel a little shaken, because there are those I now realise I cannot extend trust to anymore. Just when things had gotten good between yourself and them, the bond of trust was broken… THAT is a difficult one to fix… But alas, one day… Surely one day…. I wait to exhale…

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#oneaday. Day 3: Anger

I’m so SOOOOOO angry right now! Just when I decided to put my guard down and let the few “friends” I thought I was making into my inner circle, I realise I have been SEVERELY betrayed and left hung out to dry! I can’t sleep, can’t concentrate on my reading. I am so angry! This had been such a good day for me, really productive at work, and these idiots decide to go and ruin it! I am SOOOOO mad! It’s eating at me that friends can treat each other as such! All my hard work is ruined!

How I wish God could strike them all to the ground!

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#oneaday, Day 2: … Done with supper… Glass of wine… Peace and quiet… Taking it easy now…

I still can’t decide on what I want to write…

I’ve sat at the computer for nearly ten minutes, and all I’ve been able to come up with is the day’s title… And little else… :-/ I also find myself idly browsing various other webpages…

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#Oneaday, Day 1: New month… New week… New day… Clean slate…

August is a new month… About two weeks ago, while reading various weblogs on #oneaday, I thought, what better way to get certain things into my system than to do it on a fresh day, on a fresh week, in a fresh month?
I know, this should have started yesterday, it being the first day of August, but I figured today, being the first day of MY week (for some people it’s Sunday…), I should start today…

So here goes my one a day… The plan is to follow through…

I started my day pretty much immobile, after the rigorous exercise routine I put myself through yesterday… I’m trying to start everything afresh, or basically just do the things I should be doing but have been too lazy to embark upon in the recent past…

Yesterday I visited a friend who had just had a baby. She’s a first-time mother. It’s always a pleasure to see the expression of joy (and horror! LOL!) on new mothers’ faces.
Generally, my Sunday didn’t turn out too badly, with the outcome of the Formula One race also being a positive for my team (Go Ferrari! Boo McLaren! LOL!)

All in all, a lovely way to end the weekend, and a great one to start the week 🙂

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