Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Lone Ant

Having misplaced an important component to the camera, I have not yet been able to add pictures and consequently have been, until late, speechless about the happenings in our life. Despite this minor road block, a reoccurring event that has been puzzling me deserves a post.

Several months ago I noticed one ant crawling around the mat in the bathroom. This incident did not appear strange to me considering the change in weather and all. I quickly eliminated the single ant and went on with my day. I of course was surprised when I walked into the bathroom the next day and noticed a single ant once again on the mat in the bathroom. Once again the poor ant was eliminated and Beth's day went on as usual.

Unfortunately, everyday since that fateful first day there has continued to be a single ant wondering around on our mat even after I took a can of raid to the bathroom. Roy and I have speculated and come up with 2 very rational reasons behind this strange phenomenon.

1- All the ants that have entered our bathroom are in fact a single ant that is invincible....cannot be killed...will live forever in our bathroom...(this might be lil' bit of a stretch)

2- The ant colony is sending out scouts, "this is a dangerous mission, and its quite likely you won't be coming back" I don't know what they could possibly be scouting out, but it sounded like a good idea at the time.

So despite my efforts we seem to have a permanent resident in our bathroom. Perhaps someone wiser than me in the ways of ants can explain how to deal with the "lone ant".

Thursday, June 12, 2008

the goodness that is Lemon Curd

In order to give some background to this post I will have to travel back 3 years when Colette and I made our way to Scotland. Of course we wanted to see and do everything we could do while we were there. We were lucky enough to spend a week with some Scots from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Fortunately they gave us a crash course in everything Scottish including common delicacies. One day while shopping they requested that we buy lemon curd. Of course not knowing anything about lemon curd I was curious about its purpose as a condiment. We were told that the yellow custard goes on toast like jam. We also learned that you should by the cheap stuff rather than the "posh" stuff because it apparently has more sugar and less lemon. It turned out to be some of the best stuff I've ever tasted. While in Logan I found that macey's carried a brand of lemon curd, but I have yet to see any of this marvelous stuff down in Salt Lake outside of the European store.

Luckily my good friend Colette recently travelled to that beautiful country. I requested only one thing....Lemon Curd (non posh)! Thanks Colette for packing the jar of yellow goodness home for me to spread on everything toasty and allowing me to re-live my Scotland days!