It has been a long time since I wrote my last post here. And I’d like to say that time has been spent with creatively. Sadly, however, I cannot.
Although I am still being more creative than in past years, I failed to live up to my 15 minute a day challenge…after only one month. (Hangs head in shame.) I think I got off track when I started devoting more time to playing Wii Lego games and watching Netflix marathons of That 70’s Show! That said, I have managed to do some baking and have crocheted myself a sweater.
But, it’s only June. There are still basically six more months of creating to be done.
On Tuesday I started an art project working with lino cutting and watercolour. Last night, I started working on crocheting a stuffed hippopotamus for Rockabilly Joe, who is expecting her first child later this fall.
I also anticipate that the project I started on Saturday will definitely occupy some of my time this summer. The name of this project is “Wasp Begone!!”
Last summer I noticed that I frequently had wasps buzzing inside my apartment. (On a side note, I wonder just what the hell is it with this apartment and creatures – see “Critters” tag for more stories.) Towards early fall I started to find dead wasps in my bedroom window sill and on the carpet. Having been stung by wasps before, I found this disconcerting and hung a ‘faux’ wasps nest from my ceiling to ward them off.
A little over a month ago, I found another dead wasp in my window sill.
Last weekend I started a balcony garden, with several types of mint and some lavender, which I read they avoid. And on Monday, Rockabilly Joe gave me some vegetable seedlings (tomatoes, celery, kale, and beans) to plant. I’m thinking about getting flowers but am not sold on the idea as it might be counter productive to the wasp deterrent I’m aiming for. Besides, I’m not sure any of the plants are even going to survive to bear fruit/vegetables.
As long as I get a nice bouquet of lavender wafting into my bedroom window, I will be happy.