25 June 2007

I whacked a mole today. Well, I hope I did. He went to town in my garden: raised tunnels all over the place. I stood and studied the ground till I saw a wax begonia doing a little dance. I waited till he moved beyond the plant, then pounded the ground. And then pounded some more. I'm sure it was an exercise in futility, but it was a great stress reliever for me. I don't have high hopes that I ended his realm in my garden. I know better.

Today was Em's first day of softball camp. She had to be there at 8:45 and I decided to hang out at the mall for the 3 hours she'd be at camp. I brought my laptop and had a window seat in Panera's for about an hour. I had my cup of coffee at home before I left so just drank caffeine-free Diet Pepsi. Not quite the thrill. The mall has a huge LLBean store, and they were having a big sale. I don't enjoy clothes shopping, but I need new clothes and I guess I was in the mood. Yeah! New clothes. Before I knew it it was time to get Emily. I wonder what I'll do on Thursday when I bring her again? Her Dad will do the driving the rest of the week.

I am just loving sitting out here on my porch with the fan blowing on me. Just the thought of it makes me laugh out loud. Can you tell I'm easily amused? I'll say one thing for myself...I stay pretty happy. I've never been one to depend on someone else for that. I'd love to have a partner to share my life, and I hope that happens one day. I'm an optimist. The biggest stress in my life is living with a teenager. A strong willed, defiant one. If we take it one day at a time, I think we'll be OK.


Andrew said...

Just take it one day at a time, Gal, one day at a time. I'm rooting for you and her.


Martha said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. And by the way, the fan repelling the mosquitoes does work!

Billy said...

You're a great mom! I know Em loves you dearly and will test you to no end. You will both be fine. I hope one day you will find someone to share the fan with.

Terroni said...

Tonight I learned that beer does NOT repel mosquitoes--you'll just leave the party tipsy and itchy.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide in our breath. The fan helps by blowing that away so it reduces the number of mosquitoes that find you.

captain corky said...

Is the fan thing working? I'm really curious.

jAMiE said...

I think anywhere you can have a fan blowing on you is a bit of alright...i hope you find a partner to share in your happiness.

Anonymous said...

Just think...it could be TWO teenagers!

SpringMist said...

Right now I am having a mental image of a flattened pancake of a dead mole and it aint pretty.
I was thinking maybe ur garden has more than 1 mole since u never seem to get rid of the mole.
I killed nine...mosquitoes yesterday and I think I am going to try ur fan idea instead today, ceraintly more sensible thn committing bloody mosquito murder.
P.S. Thank you for ur kind comments lately on my blog. They really cheered me up.
N I second Abbagirl's comment. Ur a good person and mother.
Peace out. Bye.

Esmerelda said...

I was thanking God I've got defiant boys. I'm holding dearly onto the notion that since they're such handfulls now, it will be easier when they're older. {sigh!}

Anonymous said...

At best you probably gave him a headache. :>

I know it would be a lot of work, but for the stuff you value most, it would be a good idea to bury chicken wire around it if you haven already.

I'm thinking you should get your blog sponsored by Panera because you sure do seem to like that place! :)


Neponset River Bridge Dig said...

I have two of those things... no not the fan the teenagers. It's a trip I'll tell ya. Whew but I still love em. One day at a time that's for sure.

See you at Penera's ;))

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