Showing posts from October, 2015

Teeny Tiny Pests

I thought I was in the clear.  I was trying very hard to avoid leaving fruit out on the counter during the summer months.  I wanted to enjoy the indoors without a fruit fly hovering nearby.  I thought I was in the clear.  It's October after all.

Then, one dark and dreary day, I was doing some extra cleaning.  You know the type of cleaning you do when all the main cleaning is finished?  Like finding the old cobwebs in the corners of your ceiling or taking all the glass shades from various light fixtures and giving them a good wash?  I was in the basement on this day and I decided to check the seldom used garbage can.  Upon opening the drawer, I was attacked!

Attacked may be a bit dramatic, but that's what it felt like at the time.  When I opened the garbage pullout I was swarmed by fruit flies.  You see, one of my children named 'Not me', threw an apple core into the garbage we don't collect every week.  That apple core probably sat in that can a good two weeks whil…

simple woman's daybook

For Today... October 5, 2015
Outside my window... the sky is gray, the leaves on the maple tree are just turning red-brown and the geese are loudly flying overhead.

I am thinking... October would be a great month to blog every day.
I am thankful... to be living in an area that experiences four seasons.

I am wearing... black pants and a red t-shirt.

I am creating... a mess of a curtain project.  I am an amateur seamstress, very amateur and have met my match in the six curtain panels I am trying to sew.

I am going... to clean out the shelves in the storage room and make an overflow pantry area.

I am wondering... if I could sneak in a nap today.  This momma is tired this afternoon.
I am reading... To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
I am hoping... to either pick my own apples or make it to the orchard and purchase some pre-picked so I can make apple pie and all sorts of apple yummies.
I am learning... how to deal with a difficult person. In my garden... squash, pumpkin and tomatoes.

In my kitchen..…