• I am at Heart of the Matter Online today, talking some more about Freezer Cooking. I am posting my amazing meatloaf/meatball recipe at the end of the article. I’d love to get enough questions to do a Q&A in a couple of weeks, so throw a girl a bone and ask me some freezer cooking questions in the comments over there.
You know, if you want. No pressure.
• My mother-in-law was here last week, so this will be brief and possibly lame as I struggle to recover.
• While I was getting ready so we could go pick her up at the airport, I was in the bathroom debating whether to wear makeup while Jim took a shower.
Me: staring in the mirror, fretting over wrinkles. “I can see the beginning of the old lady face. Look here, do you see this? I can see the bags of the future.”
Jim: “I can’t see anything….”
Me, thinking: AWwww!
Jim: “….I don’t have my glasses on”
• So far, everywhere we’ve stayed has ant problems. I am so sick of ants, I can’t even tell you. There was an exceedingly ugly incident wherein I thought I had an eyelash in my eye but when I looked in the mirror to get it out, IT WAS AN ANT.
I HAD AN ANT IN MY EYE.
MY EYE, PEOPLE.
It must have gotten on my hand when I was putting my contacts in.
There was screaming and then crying.
And maybe some cursing.
Anyhow, last week I was cruising around Pinterest and I saw a recipe for homemade ant poison.
That picture is disgusting, isn’t it? But I was encouraged by the comments that this stuff works, so I ordered some Boric Acid from Amazon (I love you, Amazon), and whipped up a batch.
It worked! I vanquished the ants! There were 3 or 4 ants milling around in the bathroom when I set the poison out. Pretty soon there was a whole line of ants, marching up and down the wall, taking the poison home to mummy. It was SO GROSS.
I may or may not have felt compelled to check on the ants every couple of hours and whisper “Die ants, DIE!” After about 24 hours, they were all gone!
I thought about getting a little ant carcass and hanging it in effigy to warn any future interlopers, but that seemed like a lot of trouble.
Nature needs to keep the heck out of my house.
• Happy Monday, y’all!