Monday, May 16, 2011

Wood and Wasps

Last week we were (finally) able to experience a few days of warm weather. I lugged my scroll saw outside to the picnic table so as to take in the goodness of the sun as well as get some work done on the wedding open house I'd been hired to decorate. While cutting out the candelabras I took a moment to take in my surroundings. To the left of my saw lay a pile of firewood loving cut and left by the men of my family; an accompanying gift to what I was given for Mother's Day. This year I decided to play it safe and send an email to my family members telling them just what I wanted to receive. However, I forgot to check the link and my family was left to guess which fire pit I desired. They guessed wrong but were willing to return their first choice and buy my first choice, temporarily/creatively resting on an old pallet. Unfortunately with the wet weather and our busy schedules we haven't had a chance to enjoy it. Hence the pile of firewood on the picnic table.
To the right of my saw lay further evidence to my neighbors that they are living next door to a lunatic woman. I'm sure that's what they would have thought if they were to glance outside their windows to see me batting around the scrap of wood and then here me laugh the "HeeHee" of a jubilant pirate defending his plunder. I repeated this action at least a dozen times while cutting my project. But I was not defending myself from swarthy, sword holding attackers. I was defending myself from small, vicious flying prey. Fortunately my batting skills were on the mark and I was now surrounded by the carcasses of about a dozen of my foe. Once I no longer heard the menacing buzz of those small invaders I was able to complete my task and resume the appearance of an average "normal" woman who cuts projects outside in the warm weather, on a picnic table piled high with firewood, surrounded by deceased insects.

5 comments:

Our Paper Plates said...

Cute post Joy! Yay for great weather and your successful attack on the bugs! What kind of bug is that anyways?!

Rose H (UK) said...

Glad you won the 'bug hunt'! My husband is extremely allergic to wasp stings so I'm the one who has to 'get rid' of them.

Life Is Crazy Beautiful said...

Oh my! I was painting a hurricane-damaged church on a mission trip a couple of years ago and couldn't figure out why none of the students had painted certain areas of the outdoor soffits. I found out when I went to do it. There were wasps or hornets or something nesting behind vents in the soffits. They were literally dive-bombing my head!! I'm thankful I didn't get stung...as I am allergic. Have fun with the projects! Lisa

Connie said...

You should put Bounce sheets around where you are working. Your bugs/bees would not bother you. It really works.

Connie said...

You should put Bounce sheets around where you are working. Your bugs/bees would not bother you. It really works.

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