My purpose in setting up this blog is to help myself improve my crocheting and knitting and if the rest of the world wanted to peak in, that's cool too :) However, I will allow myself a temporary mis-direction and share my tale of "woe" from yesterday morning.
Every morning when I come into work, I fill up my 36 ounce water bottle and also get a mug of hot green tea. Even when I was a child, I could never see very well and it's gotten worse as I've gotten older, 'tis life. Anyway, when I reached for the water bottle, I saw dirt on the spout. Then I saw the dirt MOVE on the spout. That's odd, I thought, and bent toward it for a closer look.
EEYEW! The "moving dirt" was actually a long cylindrical bug with forceps on its rear. Fortunately, I didn't scream, as was the case when there was a dead mouse in my car (story for another time!), but I was Not Happy. I ran into the kitchen with the water bottle as far away from myself as possible.
I ran the spout under hot water, but the bug went inside the spout and I couldn't get it out. Two of my coworkers asked me what on earth I was doing and I 'splained. Oh, that's an earwig, Mike said, and he went on to tell me all about earwigs and their characteristics. Another difference between men and women, lol. I am grossed out by bugs, not fascninated by pinchers on the backs of their legs :)
Karen came to my rescue and removed the unwanted earwig from the water spout. I owe her lunch :) I poured soap into the bottle, put the spout upside down into the mouth of the bottle, and added the hottest water the sink could muster so I could give it a good soaking. It did occur to me that my cats probably have more germs than these earwig pincher things but they're cute and bugs are not :) That's my justification :)