It's a lazy day day here at the Hudarosa. What to do. What to do.
Zoe knows what to do. If there were an Olympic Medal in napping, she would take the gold.
And speaking of the Olympics, did y'all read that Michael Phelps consumes 12,000 calories a day? I mean great for him with all the hardware he's taken down in Beijing ,but THAT is an accomplishment! How do you eat all that and still find time to swim? Go to the bathroom? Call a friend? Answer your email? Pet the dog? I think I hate him, but just for a moment... There. I'm over it, but retaining just a twinge of jealousy. I do have green eyes, so I'm entitled.
Zoe could eat 12,000 calories a day, so he has competition. Of course, it wouldn't leave much time for napping. She wouldn't want the silver. Okay, she wouldn't know the difference, but as her mother, I would rather have the gold. It would look better with the decor of the dining room where it would be on display.
Michael Phelps must be like the giant Garden Spiders we have in our flowers. They can eat something like twelve times their body weight every day. We have one back by the bee balm and Cryptomeria tree that hasn't moved her web in weeks because the groceries are so good in that location. She's about the four inches long as this point. We've had them as big as my palm. We needed to weed around her but I'm such a nut that I didn't want to upset her. They are good luck in the garden. Not that I'm superstitious or anything. Yeah.
They're also known as the "Handwriting Spider" for the knitted seam in the web. I know , "Things Only I know for $200, please".
As a child, visiting my grandparents in Mississippi, children used to pull them off the web and play with them. I stuck to caging bullfrogs and dying squirrels blue. The spiders look menacing, but are supposed to be very docile. I have not checked it out. I'm happy to allow them gallery space in the gardens without forming any lasting bonds of friendship. I don't think I want them claiming "squatter's rights" in the living room.
It's not the addition of pets that disturbs me, but I would worry about them getting enough to eat in the living room and am morally opposed to feeding live animals to my pets. I'd feel the need to catch some flies for them and that's just not right on soooo many levels. It's one of the reasons I don't have a snake. I'd name all the rats and mice and the poor reptile would be forced to find a way to subsist on vegetables and canned meat.
I guess I could dress up the can as a mouse and wriggle it for them, ummm, no, on second thought -- too eccentric, even for me.
I believe this to be a female because of her bright coloring and attractive markings. The boys are much smaller and duller in color. Not much of a snack, either. I think you'd pretty much have to be that beautiful if you knew that marrying her meant your untimely demise.
Uh, now, what was I talking about?
Oh, yeah, I think Zoe could take Michael Phelps in a pie eating contest, but not swimming. She doesn't like the water.