Sunday, June 1, 2008


Friday afternoon I was minding my own business, playing around on my laptop, when I heard a buzzing noise. Stay with me now...It was not just any buzz noise. I knew it wasn't the fan, or my laptop (for I would think my "lappy" may be dying on me if it made that type of noise.)

But it was a very unique buzzing noise, and it was getting closer and closer, until I saw a yellow striped culprit staring into my eyes! "Well, hello there!" I said "Shall we go find some honey?" He nodded his head and I took his wing and skipped happily into the kitchen.

Yeah...would you like to hear what I really did? "WAHHHHH!!!! That's a hornet!!" I quickly left my laptop abandoned on the bed, jumped off the bed and ran into the kitchen to find Mimi. Oh... my Mimi my sweet grandmother I am suppose to be taking care of. "Mim....Mim...Mimi!!!" "Yes?" "There is a..a...a....HORNET IN OUR ROOM!!!"

She quickly came to my rescue and went into the bedroom, and to my dismay, the hornet had disguised himself into something, 'cause we couldn't find him anywhere. I was hoping my reaction to the intruder might have surprised him so much he had a heart attack and his remains would be found after I am back home.

Just to be on the safe side, I stayed out of the room for the rest of the day, until it was time for bed. I let Mimi go in first just so she could make sure it was safe...Yup she didn't see anything. So I came in with my laptop I had rescued earlier. Yup...I saw nothing either I got comfortable on the bed after I made sure no bee was ready to attack my pillow.

I'm cozy under the covers reading an, email, when all of the sudden I hear it!!! Once again I leap out of the bed as if my legs are on fire!! "Mimi!" She saw it this time. The hair spray came out while I quickly shut my laptop so the screen wouldn't get ruined and Mimi started spraying.

The hair spray didn't seem to be working. The hornet was just getting angrier and angrier. Although I started feeling a little faint. "Umm...*cough* this bee is one tough cookie!" I am now getting annoyed this bee was so stubborn! I walk out of the room huffing and puffing, looking around the house for something I can catch the bee with. I walked by our room and Mimi had put down the spray and started whacking aimlessly with a broom.

It was getting later and later and we finally decided it was time to end the bee ambush and just move into another room for the night. So, I grabbed my movies my laptop, my purse in my pajamas, mind you, I go stomping off through the kitchen, stop at the living room door, said to my aunt. "We are moving out!" Went into the other bedroom and eventually fell asleep.

Right now, I still have no idea if the bee is still around. I am hoping with all my heart that it has died! I mean who can live with all that hair spray in their lungs??


haert2home said...

Hairspray?! What a total riot the two of you are!! Your Mimi is so resourceful. She should have been an Eagle Scout. Unfortunately, Ginger, I don't think we could count on you earning too many of those "outdoorsy" badges. Picturing this whole thing made it almost worth getting up at 5:00am to let the dog out. Almost.

Well, I hope robo-hornet has met his demise and that you and Mimi don't end up needing an inhaler.

Hairspray. Who knew?

mrs. h.

Mackenzie said...

I LUV the drawing BTW

Stepheny Weaver said...

your so funny Ginger! I hate bugs!

Whoa whao, wait a minute....I was just thinking.... didn't you just have a spider there too???? I don't think that those "bugs" like you very much....!?


Aunt Barbara said...

This information may be something to remember, as this season will soon be here again...IT'S HERE!
The bees and wasps are already swarming around here and they definitely have attitudes this time of year! NO KIDDING HUH GINGE!
It might be wise to carry a penny in your pocket while working in the yard...OR WORKING ON YOUR BLOG @ MIMI'S HOUSE! -THIS IS AN EMAIL I JUST GOT. I HAD TO SHARE IT W/YOU FOR YOUR STORY! WITH A FEW OF MY OWN THOUGHTS...
A couple of weeks ago, I was stung by both a bee & a hornet while working in the garden. (GET OUT OF THE GARDEN LADY) My arm swelled up, so I went to the Dr. The clinic gave me cream & an antihistamine. Next day the swelling was getting progressively worse, so I went to my regular Dr. WHO WAS THE OTHER DR.? The arm was Infected & I needed an antibiotic. Then; Dr. told me, "The next time you get stung, put a penny on the bite for
15 minutes."
That night, my niece was stung by 2 bees. I looked @ the bite & it had already started to swell.
So, I taped a penny to her arm for 15 minutes. The next morning,there was no sign of a bite. We decided that she just wasn't allergic to the sting. Soon, I was gardening outside. (AGAIN?!) I got stung again, (BIG SURPRISE)twice by a hornet on my left hand. (SHE NEEDS A REMEDY FOR THE BEE & HORNET PROBLEM SHE'S GOT GOING ON!) I thought, here I go again to the Dr. for another antibiotic.
I promptly got my money out and taped two pennies to
my bites, then sat and sulked for 15 minutes. (IS THAT PART OF THE CURE AS WELL?) The penny took the string out of the bite immediately. (I THINK SHE MEANT STING? MAYBE STINGER??) In the meantime the hornets were attacking, and my friend was stung on the thumb. (STAY AWAY FROM THIS LADIES HOUSE!) Again the penny. The next morning I could only see the spot where the hornet had stung me. No redness, no swelling. My friend's sting was the same; couldn't even tell where she had been stung. (DON'T WORRY I'M SURE IF SHE COMES OVER IT'LL HAPPEN AGAIN)
She got stung again a few days later upon her back---cutting the grass! (SEE!!! - MAYBE THEY'RE NEIGHBORS?) And the penny worked once again. Wanted to share this marvelous information in case you experience the same problem. (YOU CERTAINLY WILL IF YOU GO OVER HER HOUSE)We need to keep a stock of pennies on hand.
The doctor said that the copper in the penny counteracts the bite. It definitely works!
Please remember and pass this information on to your friends, children,grandchildren, etc. CONSIDER IT DONE :)