Thursday, March 29, 2012

This week...29th March 2012...7 days I will never get back

It has been 7 days since that discovery.

Little Boozle 2012

So for the past week,
I have been doing little more than washing, vacumning, cleaning, washing,
checking, washing, vacumning and vacumning some more.
I have been breathing, sleeping, dreaming carpet beetles.
They have consumed my time, my energy, my thoughts.

(Besides being passive-aggressive,
I have obsessive-compulsive tendencies
which tend to manifest at times like this)

The whole thing really serves me right.

As a stay at home mum, I have been slack in my domestic homework.
I have been slack in my yarn and fabric storage.
I have spend the past months sitting around feeling very humdrum
and haven't achieved much in the way of living.

Little Boozle 2012

So really I am grateful for these little shits.
They have put a bomb under me
and I am feeling fresh again.
OK so they have also driven me from the heights of euphoria when I felt like I had them under control
to the dark depths of depression and stress when I would find yet another one in yet another place.

In case you ever come up against these things,
you might like to be aware of the following.
You will find a single one in a face washer on a shelf
and so manically clean out the whole cupboard to find no other sign of them.
You will also clean out a whole cupboard
and be about to high five yourself
when there will be a little larvae grinning (Yes. I swear. Grinning.) at you from that last little garment
that you pull out.

The grin was wiped of its face- literally- once it was a smear on my fingernail, let me tell you.

I have found things that I have forgotten that I owned.
(In the case of the bag of G strings, that is not a bad  thing.
It has been quite some time since I have worn them,
it will be quite some time till I wear them again- think hell will freezing over-
and now at least I have the bravado to toss them.
Anyone else hoarding bags of underwear that they wore 20 years ago?)

I have discovered fabrics that I forgot that I had.
(and apparently nothing, not even a carpet beetle larva,
is willing to consume some of those artificial fabrics made back in the 60s or 70s.
To do so would be to risk death or at least severe constipation)

I have helped the companies
who make zip lock plastic bags, plastic storage tubs, cedar balls and Imperial Leather soap
(which helps stave off beetle infestations from your wool stash)
reach their monthly sales targets with ease.

Incalculable numbers of innocently by-standing black lint fluff have perished
in my goal to eradicate these beasties from my house.

Neighbours are no doubt choking on the cedar and lavendar scents emanating from the house at #5.

The worst is over but the fight will continue.
Vigilance will be required (and probably chemicals too)
but I am hopeful that the long term fall-out from this will be positive.

I feel more energetic and happier than I have in a long time.
I have been feeling oppressed and flat...
and now I don't.

So while you, my dear readers, might possibility be interested
in photos of me vacumning (in a G string or not)
or the clothes line full, full, full of washing
or little hairy beasties (or lint) on skirting boards,
I will assume that you would prefer to see my new squishy winter jumper
that I finished just before the proverbial hit the fan last week.

Little Boozle 2012

Little Boozle 2012

White Light- Veera Valimaki


Tin Can Daisy said...

Whaaaat? You threw out the gstrings?

Sally said...

Awesome jumper!
Yep. I do believe there is some pre-baby underwear been stashed away by my mister... if he'd stop getting me pregnant I might get a chance to wear it again one day...!

Tanya said...

great jumper. I need a little bomb...but I don't want your catalyst. I was reminded of a similar event I had but with stinky disgusting mice that had nested in my fabric. Ahh, shuddering. Good luck!

Nikki said...

Loving the jumper and the idea that it may one day be possible for me, too, to get excited about cleaning and clearing. (I just don't want the beetles...)

monART said...

lol just love your writing. Yes...had the same here of droopyness luckily it was not a bug that got me into moving mode but a It gave me a kick under the big behind that he will go into all the rooms upstairs shift the furniture and but in new windows. If I don't want me to disintegrate in shame and/or give him a heart attack I'd had to get into gear. The thought did help! By the way LOVE your jumper. wow.

Liz said...

Lets hope you got them all :) So Imperial Leather soap works too does it? I already have copious amounts of lavender/cedar balls in my stash spaces, but if the soap also helps.....

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Great jumper and haha on the g-string call! Thanks for the soap tip too.

Tasha said...

mmmm everyime I open one of my yarn boxes it reminds of my grandparents that always used imperial leather and makes me miss them :(

G-strings, um no! Mega short skirs that would probably fit my almost 2 year old on the other hand...

Mary said...

fabbo jumper.

No hidden g strings here but I have previously found a very ahem sort of corset thing that I forgot I ever owned.