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Gifts for enemies

It’s the giving season! I’ve picked out this special gift for a number of people on my enemies Christmas list!

  • Bus driver who didn’t stop for my son and I in the rain
  • Old lady telling me how to raise my kids after meeting me for 5 seconds
  • Every person who takes up several seats at my kids’ school performances with their coats and bags and says, “These seats are saved!”

This is my special Christmas gift to them. Luckily, you can order several packages so there are enough for everyone!

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It still beats roaches

We had a slight bit of a scorpion problem while renting an apartment in Italy last week. However, I still prefer scorpions to giant Texas tree roaches. Scorpions somehow seem more sophisticated.

Because of my respect for the majestic scorpion, I chose to catch and release the two we found by throwing them out of our third floor window.

It was only later that I remembered there was a restaurant with outdoor seating directly below us.

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Bugs! Get them off me!

 

This is why I can’t have any indoor plants. The minute I spot one bug on them, I throw them off the balcony!  At least they have a chance to survive out there.

But a whole apartment full of plants? I feel things crawling on me just reading about it.

 

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Crawling bug season

It’s that time of year again when you find little, irritating bugs clinging to you when you come in from the outdoors.  Yesterday it was little black flies.  I know those little green worms that hang from the trees are coming soon.  These type of bugs don’t actually do anything, but I challenge anyone to find a few of these on you and then not squirm and scratch all over yourself all day.  I’ve gotta take a shower.  UNCLEAN!

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Bugs

One good thing about living in Sweden – a surprisingly small amount of bugs in the house.  No roaches!  Only fruit flies for 2 weeks of the year and maybe a small spider or two.  It’s really spoiling me for vacations in warmer countries.  In Texas this summer, it was an ant invasion.  In Italy, it was furry centipedes and a scorpion.   I think the only reason these bugs exist in warmer countries is to keep people in the north.  Otherwise it would be deserted up here.

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