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Calgon, take me away

Tae Kwon Do tourney was today, and it lasted most of the day. At least that is the way I feel. I started getting a bad headache last night, and only my migraine meds got me through the tournament. Michael placed third in forms and sparring for his group. Matthew placed third in sparring for his group. I placed second in forms and sparring, although my instructor thinks I was robbed *laugh*. She said there were lots of punches and kicks that, because two judges didn't see them, weren't counted. Hey - I wasn't in it for the trophy, but for the experience.

I did have a lot of fun and learn lots today. I volunteered to be scorekeeper, so I got to stay out for all of the groups except my own (adult women - intermediate) and see the inner workings of the tourney.

On our way home, we went to get Matthew's 'focus pills' refilled. I am such a SUCKER!!! I spent so much damn money at CVS to keep my kids occupied the rest of the weekend. They got a fishing toy, sidewalk chalk and a thing that throws a baseball up for them to practice hitting. We also got Eragon (even though I heard it sucked) for them to watch tonight.

There was one big upset when we got home, but it could have been worse. We came out in the backyard and I heard Matthew ask Michael what kind of bug was in his sand, and if it was something that stings. I went over, and saw that the @*#r)#*& fire ants had built a big home in their sand box. ARGH!!! I hate the idea of putting fire ant bait in their sandbox, but I guess it is the only way to get rid of them.

Anyone have an idea for a kid-friendly alternative that will move the fire ants out?

My headache is still here, and I have a feeling I'll be chasing it all weekend.


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Mar. 24th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
I heard Eragon really sucked if you were over 8. But at least most of it was filmed here, in Hungary.
Mar. 24th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
We're in luck! They are under 8! *laugh*

Michael is upstairs watching it now and Matthew is downstairs watching cartoons. I'm still battling the damn headache and not being able to hook up the DVD player down here didn't help things.

I'll have to keep an eye on the landscape in the movie to see what Hungary looks like. :)
Mar. 25th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
You just totally freaked me out. I had been wondering if fire ants would take to making mounds in sand. We tend to get fire ants around here - I am so worried Mason will step in a nest.

Our landscaper put down something in the grass for the fire ants - supposed to work for a year - we shall see.
Mar. 25th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
There are organic fire ant baits (spinosad) if you look for them.

Unrelated: when it comes time for WNV protection, use larvicides ('dunks' or 'toss-its') which contain Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis). Bti is an environmentally friendly, natural, non-polluting, bacterially produced chemical.

I know this because someone from A&M told me so, in an article for our neighborhood newsletter next month. Timely, huh?
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