A few months ago I posted that we were getting Gabriel an ant farm for Christmas. I never would’ve imagined being psyched about insects but I have to admit, they are pretty cool! At least when they are contained and not freely roaming my home.:) Gabe was giddy to get his ants but they are shipped from CA and took a while to arrive. A few weeks they came and he was thrilled…until we realized they weren’t waking up. The lady on the phone said the go into a dormant mode when traveling. Well, after 3 days we realized they weren’t dormant, they were dead as doornail’s. Lol. So a new shipment arrived yesterday (many of them didn’t make the trip) but there were a few survivors. We were amazed to see how much digging they did already. It’s pretty good entertainment for a January in NE Ohio!:) Here is what they’ve accomplished in about 24 hours:
Man, if only I could tap in to a fraction of that energy!:)
On another note, I ran across a story that’s a little sad today. More signs of the economic trouble. It’s a list of surprising stores that may disappear this year. Starbucks?! Wow, things ARE bad! Click here for the Forbes piece.