Sweet Tennessee!

Sweet Tennessee!

October 10, 2013

Five Quickie Randoms --


Good evening all!  Joining Nancy Claeys at her wonderful blog A Rural Journal, where she hosts a fun Friday meme called 'Random 5 Friday'.  It's where we can share 5 facts about ourselves, our week, our pets, our kids.. whatever we want!  I hope you'll join.  It can be found here...

http://www.aruraljournal.com/p/weekly-blog-hops.html

Here are mine for this week.  I'm gonna see how short and sweet i can make 'em.  Just to see if i can.  Here goes!

1.  This week, we've had ants in our mailbox.  Yes that's right.  Ants.  A gazillion of them.  I've used Windex to spray and have placed a couple of traps in there.  But they're still swarming, or whatever it is ants do.  It's now Duane's job to get the mail.  I will not stick my hand in there.  Not gonna happen.  And it's weird.  There has never been any food in our mailbox.  Have you ever heard of such a bizarre thing??

2.  I'm reading a novel called The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht.  It's excellent, and i adore it so far.  On chapter 7.  Enthralling!  :)

3.  I've decided i'm going to teach myself to speak Danish.  No particular reason.. i just want to.  I decide things this way sometimes.  The why of it is something i can't explain.  But i won't be satisfied now until i do it.  Sometimes i can't make up my mind to save my life, it seems, but then there are times like this...

4.  I haven't watched the new TV show Black List with James Spader.  So many people i know say it's brilliant, but i don't know if it's my thing or not.  Guess i won't know until i try it, will i?

5.  Yesterday i had an Ambrosia apple for the first time ever!  Talk about delicious.  Not sure why i'd never tried one, but now it's my favorite kind!  Much easier to choose a favorite kind of a type of fruit than a favorite book even when i narrow it down to one genre.  I also have a favorite kind of nectarine, (Zephyr,) and a favorite leafy green, (kale.)

Well, there you go!  I kept it pretty short, right?


Hearts can be found in the oddest places.  Have a wonderful weekend.  I'll be back soon!

              Mary

22 comments:

  1. You did really good and short, Mary. Mine is so long I should have divided it into chapters instead of nutmbered thoughts. But I am trying to wrap up the cruise and I've only done the second port so far. But we've stayed their two days so it warrants being a little longer.

    I am sorry about the ants. We get that in the propane lid but then that is on the ground. Please don't get bitten. :)
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  2. Yes! This spring, I opened the mailbox one day and it was full of ants!!! Thousands of them. I sprayed the entire thing in & out and down the post around the ground with Spectracide. I'm not a poison proponent but it worked. They have been gone since then. I hope you find a remedy :)

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  3. I Think this: I don't invade ants's home, they have not to invade mine!
    For nothing I'd put my hand in a mail box with ants! brrrrrrrrrrr!

    Have a nice week-end anyway!

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  4. This is the best time of year for fresh apples. I have been on the "Royal Gala" apples for a while...I will have to try an "Ambrosia". And ants?!!! We have 'em everywhere in south Texas. A 13 yr. old boy just died recently from an allergic reaction to ant bites. Sad...but they're part of this area...can't get rid of 'em either...you can use everything you can buy/prepare, and they may disappear where you treated....but they'll show up somewhere new.

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  5. I was just mentioning to my husband this morning it was time for the invasion of the Asian Lady Beetles -- they stay in the soybeans until harvest, then fly everywhere and make it impossible to be outside until they go elsewhere. Bah! Good luck with the ants!

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  6. I recently read where wasp spray will oust almost anything, you must be getting some pretty interesting mail? Love James Spader almost anything with JS in it is my kind of thing. I don't have favourites, isn't that odd, ;-)

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  7. Oh my, ants in your mailbox. I'm like you. I'd use windex and I have when we had an outbreak in my old home. I always worry about my kitty with those bug killers. Hmm. An ambrosia apple. Never had one, but it is worth a try. I will look for one when I go to the fruit stand. Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  8. I have never heard of ants in a mailbox. Maybe they are hoping to be mailed somewhere new!! hehe.
    I have a hard enough time speaking English to even think of learning a new language. I admire you for that. I did once learn a few words of French because I was going on vacation there but I don't remember them. Oh well. Hugs.

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  9. I had a mailbox full of ants too I had to wrestle them for my mail silly things:) B

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  10. I've never heard of ants swarming a mailbox before. Maybe they've got a grudge against the Post Office for some reason?

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  11. i love the fall -- pumpkins and apples -- yippee! ants in the mailbox -- who knew??!! I have The Tiger's Wife and haven't started it yet. I'll move it to the top on your recommendation. I like Black List -- different. Short and sweet -- have a fun week!

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  12. love the pic. the blacklist is the only new show i've picked up this season - and i am loving it. truly a great twist and turn drama.

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  13. do you have a treat in your mailbox? has it been raining? i am sure the mail carrier enjoys that. ha. ha!! ( :

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  14. Yikes! I'm with you.....getting the mail is not an option!
    I haven't sat down and read a good book in such a long time!!!! Maybe I should!
    That shot is amazing! Great find!
    Have a great weekend!
    diane

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  15. Wipe down the mailbox with vinegar. Works every time.

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  16. Great random 5! I have The Tigers Wife on my list, looking forward to it. Wow, learning a new language, what a fun challenge, good luck!!

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  17. Ants in your mailbox! That is so crazy! And my hand would not be reaching in there either, eek!

    I have crazy out of the blue ideas like that too! I usually follow through as well. Good luck and have fun with Danish!

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  18. Hope your ants march away! I like ambrosia apples - yum!
    Happy weekend!
    xo Catherine

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  19. Thanks for the reading suggestion! I'm always looking for books to add to my list :)

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  20. Eeek - ants in the mailbox, I'm not sure what the remedy for that is. I read Tigers Wife several months ago - it got great reviews, but I guess it really wasn't for me. I've never watched Black List either, I may have to check that one out. Have a great weekend!

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  21. We had hornets in our mailbox. Yikes! Cool shot. Aloha

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