Frogs, Toads, Ants and Grandkids!

It’s been a pretty interesting week around here.  I was on the deck the other day when I saw this little guy.  I’m not sure what he is.  We have toads but they don’t have the frog striping on them like this little guy had.  He sure was cute and little did I know he was a sign of the future.

A few days later I was mowing the lawn when I started seeing toads leaping out of the way of the mower blade.  I slowed down immediately because I couldn’t imagine one of those cute little toads getting sliced in my mower’s blade.  Luckily, it wasn’t the entire yard just a small portion and I got the lawn done without any toad carcasses to my knowledge.

As soon as I was done, I put the mower back into the garage, closed the garage door and went inside to shower.  After my shower I decided to run to the grocery store.  I pressed the button to open the garage door and made my way around the car to the driver’s side as the door went up.

To my shock I saw a huge fat toad that had been smashed by the gararge door after I mowed the lawn.  It was horrible with toad insides all over the floor of the garage.  It’s times like this that I would have gone squealing into the house looking for Rocketman to take care of it.  But he was half a world away and I knew I had to take care of it myself.

I used a shovel to pick up and get rid of what was left of the toad.  Luckily, I hadn’t eaten yet and it sure made grocery shopping more difficult.  It was just horrible.

                                                   Here is what was left of the poor toad.

Yesterday I went out to get to mail and saw this on my driveway.  At first, I thought it was dirt but then I saw the dirt was moving.

Looking closer, I saw that it was thousands of ants!!  I have no idea what they were doing there and I went to look a few hours later and they were all gone.

I also think I broke my toe chasing this little guy around my kitchen table.  His favorite blankie is one I made him.  I watched the kids this weekend so my daughter and son-in-law could get some things done around the house.  We had a lot of rain this week and their basement flooded so it’s been a busy week for them.

Rocketman comes home on Tuesday and I can’t wait.  He was in Japan, China and South Korea.  I was so jealous that he was in South Korea and he even got together with some of our friends.  He also picked up a hanji order for me so I’m excited to get that.

I’m going to put my foot up and put some ice on it again.  It’s really throbbing.

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