Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Love Hate Relationship with Bugs

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Mosquitos seem to think I am their best friend.  They follow me whenever I step outside and try their best to invite themselves into my house.

I hate mosquitos. One five minute walk to the car renders at least twenty bites.

Black flies, heard the news and swarmed to my house. Yeah, I was the main menu.

I hate black flies. The bites last me twice as long as any other member of my family. 

Between the mosquitos and black fly bites I look like I have chicken pox.

Shall we talk about deer flies and spiders? Oh yes. Every critter knows my first name.

As I nursed my wounds this summer, I should have bought stock in hydrocortisone, my sweet Father in heaven gave me these verses:

The cow and the bear shall graze;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea.

Ah hah! There may be mosquitos, black flies, deer flies, spiders, etc in heaven, but they will not bite us.

In return, I won't have to spend hordes of money on bug killers. True confession, I don't feel guilty killing these biting bugs while here on earth. Not one bit. 

I can deal with the raccoons that knock over my garbage barrel before the trash man comes. I don't even mind the clean up since I bring my squirt gun and rambo the fur balls with water until they waddle away.

I can deal with cleaning the bird droppings off my deck and appreciate the umbrella over the table when the food is served.

I can deal with the rabbits digging their way under the fence and sampling our garden. 

BUT --I don't like skeeters or any other biting bug and am happy to shorten their life, while I'm here on earth.

Uh-huh. I see the smirk on your face. As a matter of fact, yes, I do feel better.

Your turn: What spring/summer/fall critters are you willing to deal with?

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