Thursday, May 22, 2008

Totally misc stuff

We have ants. YUCK! I hate it when ants get in the house. I find that using the baby powder or baking soda trick does it 99% of the time (we have one small boy and two cats, not too keen on using poison in the house), but it's a matter of finding out where they are coming in and doing something about it. We think we found the spot though, so we just need to watch carefully.

Eating healthy is time consuming, and bulky. At the advice of my WW leader, I'm rather trying the core system from WW (which really isn't that bad!) and trying to snack on proteins instead of carbs (I'm a carb head). However my salad takes quite some time to assemble each night, and takes 3 separate containers to transport. I make a tuna salad with salsa and yellow mustard, then I put together a lettuce and spinach, cucumber and shredded carrots part, and then tomatoes, beets and corn. It all gets mixed very nicely together at work (and is maybe 2 or 3 points for the whole shebang), but my lunch bag is massive!

I'm going to go to work early tomorrow and try to get some stuff done.

Bill, Duncan and I are really looking forward to meeting Warren this weekend.

I think I need to go to bed. Good night!


Tanya said...

So what does the baking soda do with the ants? Is is like a protective ring around your house?
We're looking forward to your visit! Get better, Bill! We want to see you!

PrincessButtercup said...

LOL, I was thinking the same thing Tanya and then it reminded me of some kind of vampire or other badguy keeperoutter, like a ring of salt around the house....

The other day, Hope came home telling us that ants don't cross chalk lines, well some do but Kev insisted upon trying it out by drawing a ring around an ant. I observed that he (uh the ant) didn't like the chalk being on him and was almost trying to kick it off and then avoided the rest of the ring so the powderyness of any of those things must be why it works. Good for you guys for using a non invasive approach!