Monday, March 9, 2009

Creepy Crawlies..

Watching TV on Saturday night, with KT and Hon. Grandaughter, we were squealing and screaming at a programme about poisonous creepy crawlies like caterpillars, scorpions and spiders. It was a truly scary programme, and I must remember to tell Son to shake out his shoes every morning before putting them on, while he is in South America. I did know that the smallest scorpions are the most dangerous, but I didn't know about those spiny caterpillars whose venom can kill, just like that, or those gila monsters whose bite can also be very nasty - especially if they think your hand is dinner and hang on to you for fifteen minutes! Apparently all these little buggers like to travel, and can hitch a ride in or on almost anything - a bunch of flowers or a bowl of fruit, for example. "Don't touch anything!" is what I'll be telling him, and don't go barefoot, and look where you're treading. Honestly, exotic foreign travel is not all it's cracked up to be. Son will probably laugh it off, but I don't care as long as he just remembers..

It's a glorious day here today, and I walked by the sea this morning, watching two-metre waves crashing onto the shingle. There were lots of us exercise freaks out today, walking, jogging, running or just walking their dogs. It was the perfect day for it. Sadly though, KT and Hon G. are not feeling too good today, with swollen glands, runny noses etc. I do hope I didn't give it to them last week. Anyway they are tucked up in bed with a dvd, and I'm off to collect Grandson from School. It probably sounds terminally boring to you - but I really like this family life. I'll be back later to cook up a storm for supper, and I mustn't forget to phone Son and warn him about the creepy crawlies.. he's off tomorrow to B.A.


Maggie May said...

Not keen on creepy crawlies!
I'm sure son will be OK though.

it has been pleasant here with some sun but there is a raw wind.

aims said...

We have -25C weather and it's snowing. And it plans to stay that way for half of the week anyway! We got caught in a blizzard on Saturday night and had to get a hotel room as the highways were impassable. What a country!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

HI Maggie - I'm just over-protective I guess! I haven't said anything yet, but probably will..
Cold here too, but sunny. M xx

Poor you aims! That's unbelievable weather - or maybe not! You are still on your travels then.. I'll pop over later to catch up. Just off for a lovely cup of coffee with a Brighton BF. Lots of love M xx

Donna said...

I can not Stand scorpions! I've been stung several times by them and it feels like someone held a branding iron against my skin!
The Sea sounds Lovely!! Hope everyone gets better Soon!!hughugs

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Oh Donna, I've never had an encounter with a scorpion, it sounds horrible! You'd better shake your shoes out too!
All well here now.. and Son is safe and sound in Argentina.Love and Hugs to you all, M xx

Donna said...

Just checking in sweetie!hughugs

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Donna, thanks for dropping by - I'm working up to getting back in training... See you soon. Hugs, M xxx