Thursday, October 2, 2008

What I will NOT miss about Texas

This is a not baby related post! Though, I could actually make it baby related at the end!

When we moved to Texas in March, we had no idea that there was a stalker that was going to live in our neighborhood. This stalker likes to hide out and strike when you least expect it.

The stalker is masked as a normal garden weed, as you can see in the picture below.

However, if you look closely, this seemingly normal "plant" is actually a STICKER plant (also called hitch-hikers, Burrs, etc). It has tiny little balls on the plant that have hundreds of tiny little prickers on them that HURT and get stuck EVERYWHERE!!!!

As you can see on the picture below, just when walking outside on my driveway, my shoes get stuck with TONS of these little PAINFUL stalkers that are impossible to get rid of.




Our entire island is COVERED with these darn things that HURT. They get stuck on the bottom of shoes, pants, the poor dogs get covered with them when they go outside, we track them inside. When you are least expecting it, and your defenses are down, your bare feet will inevitably smash down on one of these little stalkers which results in blood, screaming, and a very unhappy person!
That being said, I am quite glad we are moving away from here before Owen is born. I would never want to live here and have a child crawling around on the floor when these stalkers are looming around every corner!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

If it makes you feel any better, it's not just Texas. There are sand spurs in Florida too. And yeah totally not fun.