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!