Recently, I’ve been waking up to a stink bug.
I’m squeamish about insects but after sharing my apartment with this little critter for over a week, he’s kind of grown on me.
And I wonder what he’s been doing around the house all day while I’m out at work?
Diary of a Stink Bug
I woke up in the same spot where I was last night. Feeling sluggish this morning.
I’ve decided not to make the 10-tile trek across the bathroom floor today. So I’ll stay put. Right. Here.
Today I am determined to cross at least half of the bathroom tiles.
I’ve been procrastinating because of the bathmat in my way but I realized that obstacles represent positive challenges…and a little cotton chenille never killed anyone.
Unfortunately I only managed to cross 1 tile today. 9 tiles left.
The floor was a bit slippery from a peach-scented bubble bath overflow. On the upside, my feet smell fruitier than ever before.
Had a chat with a cute spider today. She asked me out for a bite.
But I got shy and turned down her offer. Hope I didn’t ruin my chances.
On a positive note, I completed 2 more tiles today.
So 3 down, 7 more to go.
This morning, I almost got side-lined by the cat.
But I camouflaged myself in the wicker trash can and he lost me in the scuffle.
Needless to say, the 7 tiles can wait until tomorrow.
Even after yesterday’s near-death experience with Fluffy, I’ve chosen not to abandon my journey.
Successfully conquered 3 more tiles today so only 4 more until the finish line!
Many a stinkbug has made this same crossing, so there’s nothing to stand in my way…Except perhaps the plumber’s foot.
Saturday, 12 noon:
I crossed 1 more tile today but it wasn’t the day I expected it to be.
Over by the toilet paper stand, I ran into a couple of the guys.
Max boasted about making the 10-tile trek in two days flat. But Herb whispered to me that Max is “All talk, No walk”.
I still felt depressed…
Sunday, 12 midnight:
What a week it’s been!
I spoke to Mom this morning and she reminded me that I’ve never let a water pipe, garden hose or ceiling fan get in my way – so why should bathroom tiles discourage me?!
And so I sailed across the remaining 3 bathroom tiles, whizzing past a few dust bunnies along the way.
My victory tasted sweeter than that aphid I caught last Tuesday! And as I neared the end of the 10-tile bathroom trek, guess what, Diary!
I saw that cute spider again.
…And this time, there was no turning back.