Got up and packed for Cali this AM. Always do the most important things of the day first! I am bringing a teeny little suitcase for my 48 hours there and needed to pack each article of clothing and each accessory to minimize the items. Can I just say that my shoes are taking up more space in my suitcase than my clothes!?
Came down and knew it was a big day. A jar was ready!!!
- 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup soy milk, 1/2 cup water [Used 1/2 a cup today because knew toppings would be minimal!]
- 1 med extra ripe banana
- 1 spoonful chia seeds
- Pinch salt, splash vanilla
- ~1 tbsp remaining TJ’s PB on the bottom
- Salty peanuts to complete the flavor circle
I was excited to dig in…
A ROACH DECIDED TO JOIN ME FOR BREAKFAST!! What’s odd is that it’s not spider season here in NC and I’ve been coming down in the mornings to find dead + alive medium-sized spiders in the house. I don’t like spiders, but they are not as bad as roaches because they are slow moving.
However, this morning, I did NOT see a spider for the first time in a few days. Weird.
I also noticed that one of the living room chairs had been moved. Weird.
I proceeded to make breakfast and before I’d had a chance to take even one bite, I noticed a huge roach – in the daylight (they seem to be mostly nocturnal) – coming across the dining room floor.
I didn’t want to lose sight of him, but I raced to the garage shelf and got the spray (my only defense – not going to get close enough to stomp on him with flip flops on).
I arrived just in time to see him go under this baseboard and sprayed away.
I didn’t know what to do next. I didn’t want to leave the room in case he came back out, but I didn’t want to eat breakfast in there either. My appetite was gone!
A few minutes of just standing there shaking, I started to hear some noises in the wall. Fluttering noises that suggested maybe the spray had gotten to him.
You can imagine my surprise when all of a sudden he just came running out of the crack – I was too close for comfort!!!!
Then he ran – obviously affected by the spray – all around the dining room and even GOT ON MY TABLE! The nerve of that dumb roach!!
[Of course I was photographing the whole thing ]
Finally he got in a space where I could spray him again. (Was not going to spray my table!)
Got him good.
And then put a bowl on him, just for extra protection.
Thank you Ortho Max.
NOTE: I do not like killing ANY animals nor watching them suffer. It does upset me – even for a roach. I do not kill creatures in the wild (except for when semi-poisonous snakes too close to the garage for comfort). But when a creature comes into my house, they have crossed the line. I have no mercy.
My oats didn’t taste very good My stomach is kind of turned.
OH – and remember the chair that was moved? I bet Matt saw this roach last night and tried to get him and was not quick enough!! Left him for me to have to deal with
Best. Character. Ever.
Angela shared this hilarious Dwight Schrute site with me. I LOLed at so many of these!! My favorite:
KERF was recommended by Fitness Magazine!! How cool!
- 480 Assignment x2
- MNT assignment
- Sculpt class [Can you believe that I am actually excited about my weight lifting class today!!]
- More work
- Some packing of odds and ends
- COMMUTE + CLASS + COMMUTE
- Early to bed b/c early to rise!