Oh no! not Argentine Ants! They are here, in fact as low as San Diego, but we are not plagued personally in our neighborhood. Ever tried Diatomaceous Earth
? I don't know if it would work on ants, but it might, and is not so bad as pesticides.
Oh yes, Hubby is not to blame. Whenever I am truly tempted to play the blame game, I look at this quote from the Dalai Lama, which I have posted on my fridge:
"When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy."
Which always makes me grumble a little, truth be told.
Go Nina Simone! I love her. Day 18
- Lost in the wash of getting back on track. Ate on plan but way too much. Felt the overload in my digestive system all night and into today. Meditated 10 minutes, at least this time I set the timer right! No exercise, unless you count serious amounts of housework. I think I will count it. I did about three hours total of Vacuuming, sweeping and mopping, and those are all hard!
Also dusted, and boy, was there a lot of dust! We live in L.A., and the pollution and dust here is serious. I washed the screens, the vents, the windows and windowsills - everything! And great dust clouds rose up. And I got an instant headache and sore throat, that lasted until about 3 am this morning. Price we pay to get the dust level down, something I have been neglecting for a few months.
Speaking of air quality, I have been slowly accumulating plants in our apartment to clean the air of odorless toxins like benzene, tuolene and formaldehyde, as studied by NASA, among others. A list of plants that can do this is available here
, near the bottom of the page.
I figure it is cheaper and more attractive that HEPA filters running everywhere, and I love plants.
Did anyone ever read Where the Wild Things Are? I picture our apartment slowly transforming like in the book, getting wilder and wilder and wilder with assorted plants, until....A Jungle!
That would be so fun
And my husband is such an absent-minded-academic-theater-of-the-mind-type guy that he probably wouldn't even notice as long as I did not ask him to take care of any of the plants!