Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Feeding Time

Recently we've added a new addition to our family.  Yet another mouth to feed....well actually mouths.  Apparently 3 kids, 3 dogs, geckos and a hamster weren't enough.  Now we have a venus fly trap!  Not only is it a carnivorous plant, it is apparently a "special" plant.  Explanation of  "special" doesn't catch FLIES!  We found the plant during a recent trip to our local nursery.  The kids were checking it out, which led to the following conversation:

Kids: Does it really catch flies?
Me: I guess so.?
Kids: Can we get it?
Me: No!
Kids: Aw, common Mom! Why not?!
Me: What are we going to do during the winter?  It will die...there are no flies around here in the winter!
(Enter "helpful" Garden Guy): You can feed it small meal worms during the winter.
Kids: We have meal worms for the gecko!

Great now I really had no excuse, other than just plain "No, Because I said so!" Plus, I was kind of curious....would it actually eat flies?   Short answer....NO! Our "special" fly trap is apparently incapable of catching flies!  Since it has gone about 2 weeks without eating any "protein" my husband decided to feed it last evening.  The following pictures illustrate the horror which took place on our kitchen table last evening!

Do you see what is dangling from "mouth" on the left?!  A WORM!  James placed a worm in the mouth and it wriggled away while the mouth was closing! Eeeewwww!

Good-bye Mr. Meal worm! 
As of this morning both heads were still closed and the worms were completely inside.   GROSS!  I think I prefer the simple houseplants that prefer air, water and fertilizer over protein!  Yuck!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


As anyone can see, I had taken a L-O-N-G break from blogging. I didn't feel comfortable writing about an issue that had somewhat taken over our lives. For the past 6 months I (we) have been dealing with drama, threats, lies and uninvited home visits from individuals who can't understand the word NO! Even my kids were beginning to feel uncomfortable. Many nights when we would pull into the yard, they would see the mob at the end of the street....they knew who they were, the same people who came to our home. The same people they had seen me tell, VERY firmly to GO AWAY! The same people they "heard" terrible things about. Now here they were, camped out in what they thought was a "safe" place with "safe" people. However, after yesterday I am hoping our lives will return to normal. After a vote of 54-26, healing can hopefully begin, and life can return to what had been very peaceful.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Funny! Funny! Funny! (BEWARE: NASTY LANGUAGE!)

I know I've had days like the one documented here. Sadly, my mouth most likely sounded just as horrible too! Enjoy the following movie trailer in honor of bad days everywhere! I can't wait to see the movie! Check out the original out-takes on You Tube by searching "Original Winnebago Man".

Thursday, July 22, 2010