I realize that living in Florida has it’s perks. I’ve got theme parks galore at my fingertips, beautiful beaches, and absolutely no snow. No shoveling, window scraping, car-warming-up, and for that I am grateful. But it comes at a price, and the older I get, the more I’m not so sure it’s worth the price. Behold exhibit A:
That is a lizard… next to my kitchen cabinet. GROSS. This isn’t just any lizard, this is one of the gazillion lizards that I find in my house everyday. I will admit that they don’t “hurt” anybody, they don’t bite or leave identifiable lizard turds around the house (that I can see), and my husband says they are good to have around because they eat bugs. But when I see one of these little guys crawling up the wall, it just creeps me out. I have been lying in bed at night, watching TV, and out of the corner of my eye I see a little movement- and it’s a baby lizard crawling on the ceiling.. over our heads! Every minute or two it will take a couple more steps, closer to being directly over us. There is no way I can reach the gd things up there, I just have to try to forget about it and try to catch it when I see it within reach. The problem is that when I catch them and open the door to throw them out, another one that was just hanging out on the front doorstep will run in. I’m generally a humane creature capturer but I’m about to resort to flushing! The only good thing about them is that Lily sees them and says “Didard”, and it’s pretty darned cute. And Cameron signs “lizard” which is fun to see. Other than that, I’m really quite sick of these little creatures.
And this is just one of the lovely forms of wildlife around here.. we have snakes, scorpions, evil attack-ants, and yesterday I am pretty sure I saw a coyote run through our front yard. (That was actually kind of cool.) It seems like any bug that we had up north, we have down here, times 10. On steroids.
Onto other news.. I took the kids to SeaWorld today. I haven’t gone anywhere with them in over a week and they have a pretty good deal for Florida Resident annual passes, so we are all set up for SeaWorld now. We missed the Shamu show, unfortunately, but we’ll be back:) Here’s a couple teeny tiny pictures from today!