Piece of art I created on the kitchen floor tonight.
No sudden desire to draw a still life 'yoghurt container with potato'
No musings or ponderings on the beauty of the tuber.
No whimsical portrait of the play of light and shade created by hideous you-could-operate-in-here fluorescent globes on linoleum floor.
I call it aggghhhhhh! art. Or princess art.
The girls were asleep, K was still at work and I went into the kitchen to put the yoghurt container in the wash (now you know my shocking secret- I eat the last of the yoghurt straight form the tub. With cinnamon though, much classier and all that). Anyway, it's that season again and those bugs are out and about and I am really, really not a fan of those bugs.
I startled it.
It startled me.
We had a real standoff going. Not sure what it was thinking but I was thinking- I need K, I need ESP to call K, I need something to whack with- nooooooo, can't do that... poor yucky bug, and what if it escaped and got vengeful??? Poor me! Aghhhh, what to do, what to do.... So, I did what every hardy country woman does, the kind who faces down snakes (another one today- rat python this time), chops her own firewood, squashes caterpillars with her bare hands without blinking, manhandles chooks and de-poops the hen-house etc etc, that kind of country woman. Yup, I covered it with a yoghurt container and weighted it down with a potato to await K's return.
And I sat around waiting for its mate to come an attack me. You know, like the snake's partner did in that bloody depressing book by Bryce Courtenay... Jessica.
In between listening carefully for scurry on plastic sounds to make sure it was still inside there and searching all the corners of the kitchen for a riled up lover-bug I was actually feeling quite proud of myself.
I am getting so brave.
Last time this happened (two years ago- thank goodness I live in a relatively bug free place!) I covered it with an upended cup and duct taped it all the way around. Twice. And then spent the next three days skittishly skirting around it until K got home form his business trip.
See? Huge progress!