Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Random spots

The kitchen window was being pelted with freezing rain, forming the beginnings of a crusty layer covering the snow. Something seemed out of place with the scene.
There is just something about a ladybug that makes me smile. I was intrigued by all of the spots on this one, and considered refreshing my memory as to whether there was factual information I should know about the number of spots a ladybug has. Maybe if I had remembered that Alexa was plugged in, I would have checked with her. Sometimes it is just fun to simply wonder.

I did remember that ladybugs can be wished upon, but considering how we were both a bit trapped in the house, I found it hard to believe that she was going to be able to orchestrate any wish granting. Hm, that sounds like I believe in the fulfillment power of spotted red wings under the proper atmospheric conditions. No, I am fully aware that wishing, hoping and waiting are not the best strategic plans for getting much done.

As I look at this photo though, I do wish my skin was not so dry. Not only do I know how to handle this situation, but I can both see and reach some hand lotion without even prying myself off the couch. Small victories are still victories!

7 comments:

  1. Ladybugs are such fun little things! (Except that one time we had an infestation.)

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  2. When I lived up north, there were always ladybugs in the house in the winter, too. I always wondered why that was. Can't remember if I ever looked it up, though.

    And yes—small victories are most definitely still victories!

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  3. I'm afraid of bugs but not these adorable little polka dotted beetles.

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  4. I think ladybugs are the only insects I do not mind crawling on me. :) Nice of you to keep her warm while you wait out the rain and snow. I'm sure she'll think of some way to return the favor.

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  5. Number of spots on a ladybug you finds equals the number of times you stub your toe this year.

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