Mama Diaries

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Living Decorations

Yeah. I know. I've been MIA for a while. I'm the coordinator for a big concerto competition, and I've been super busy working on that. I have a brief moment, so I'll share a story before I disappear again.


My son wanted a Halloween party. Since I've been so busy, I wasn't really feeling like doing one, but I did it anyway. I decorated the house. These decorations included silhouettes of bugs and rodents. The entire entranceway had them all over the walls and floor. It looked pretty cool.


When the guests arrived, they commented on how good it all looked.


"I like the bugs you have outside around your door," one of the guests said.


Outside around the door? I didn't recall putting any out there.


I went outside to see what he was talking about.


Do you know what I saw? Swarms of June bugs all around my entrance. It was a major infestation! The place was crawling with them.


Guess Mother Nature did her own decorating!


(Hope y'all had a nice Halloween!)  

42 comments:

  1. Good luck with your concerto comp.
    Had to smile yet squirm with your June bugs.
    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Those bugs were pretty disgusting! They're gone now.

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  2. Mother Nature was just helping out.
    Good luck with the competition!

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    1. Thanks. It's been a whirlwind here trying to get everything organized!

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  3. Wow, looks like Halloween came to you this year...no need to set up decor when mother nature does it for you:)

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  4. Well just wanted to help you out a bit. Go mother nature

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  5. Uh-oh! Hope they've all gone now and just popped round for Halloween. Good luck and lots of fun with the competition.

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    1. Just a few remaining. Most of them disappeared a couple of days after Halloween. They were just around for the festivities.

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  6. what? do don't like June bugs? I think their cool.

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    1. They're cool, but not when they're swarming around your door, trying to get in!

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  7. Wait... June bugs in October??? Are you sure they weren't some other type of bugs in June Bug costumes? I mean, you know, being Halloween and all. ;-)

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    1. Haha! No. I live in the south, and it's still pretty warm here.

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  8. h
    they must be inspired by the environment you arranged

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  9. Hah! She was just trying to help you out.

    Wishing you sanity and calm through the upcoming crazy. You've got this, woman. Or you've got cheese. Either way. ;)

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    1. Yeah. I got cheese! What would we do without cheese? ;)

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  10. Hi, Sherry!

    It was nice of Mother Nature to help with the H-ween decorating. :) I loved those 6 foot diameter black spiders I saw crawling up the sides of houses this season. (I assume they're fake :)

    Have a great November, dear friend, and don't be a stranger. It took us four years to get together and I hope we stick together. :)

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    1. I'm hardly here on blogger anymore. Way too busy in the real world with music and kid activities. I'll try to make appearances once in a while, though!

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  11. that is what you get for not inviting the real stars onto the party

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  12. Never liked June Bugs, but they were doing their job that night. ;)

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  13. Guh. Gotta love Junebugs. *shudder* Nasty little things. I often let the spiders in my eaves live just saw they eat those buggers (along with a few others).

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    1. I'm thinking I should have left the spiders in the eaves at my place!

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  14. Sounds like they wanted to get in on the party. Good luck and have fun at the concerto competition.

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    1. The semifinalists have been selected. Final round is in a couple of weeks.

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  15. Urgh! Had to google Junebugs and urgh!

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  16. first, have a great concert!
    second, gross! those june bugs are annoying and dumb! yuck!

    happy november!

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    1. Down here in Georgia, the bugs are still out and about!

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  17. Oh how cool to have the bugs outside your door as well, that's definitely in the mood for Halloween!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Maybe I shouldn't have gotten rid of the spider webs outside the door. ;)

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  18. All the best with your concerto!

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    1. Thanks! We have some really talented applicants.

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  19. Mother Nature wanted to enhance your party! That must have been quite a swarm.

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    1. It was ridiculous. There were hundreds of them.

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  20. It's always nice to have another decorator on the job. ;) Hope all is going well with your concerto responsibilities. :) ~Jess

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    1. Maybe I should have let Mother Nature do the interior decorating, too. ;)

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