Balloons and Bugs

Well, another weekend is in the books.  Our’s was pretty uneventful.  How was yours?  My sister is coming for a visit this week.  So, we’ve been cleaning preparing .  The guest bedroom, formerly the nursery, is finally ready for guests!





This past Thursday would have been my mom’s 60th birthday. Saturday, to celebrate, we got some balloons and released them.  RJ chose the colors.



He originally chose an orange and a blue balloon, but the heat didn’t like them.  Purple is the Lupus Awareness color, so it worked perfectly.


 I’m considering doing it every year.


Every spring, I plant a patio herb and container garden on our patio.  This year was no different. However, we have an infestation of kudzu bugs.  What is a kudzu bug, you ask?  Here you go:


I HATE them! I’ve Googled them and there doesn’t seem to be much I can do to get rid of them.  I’ve gone to two nurseries, but they weren’t able to give me concrete solutions.  Tomorrow, I’m call the Clemson Cooperative Extension for help! They offer Home & Garden advice. I listen to their radio show on the local NPR station and I’m hoping they’ll have a solution.  Yesterday, Hubby and RJ had to cut their t-ball game short because the bug were driving them nuts.  I want to enjoy my patio so these SOBs must die!

In work news, my co-worker is out on maternity leave, tomorrow is her due date.  Our part-time worker is now filling in full-time.  My short work week is even shorter this week.  I’m taking Thursday and next Monday off to hang with my sister.  I’ve got a lot of work to cram into 3 days, but I can’t wait see and spend time with my big sis!

 Do you do anything special to honor deceased loved ones? Have kudzu bugs infiltrated your garden?


  • Reply Cam | Bibs & Baubles June 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    What a sweet way to remember your mom! So special.

    RJ looks like such a big boy! Where has the time gone.

    I have to say, I am REALLY feeling your hair cut!

    • Reply Jenni June 24, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Kids don’t stay little for long:(
      Thanks! I absolutely love my cut. I may keep it like this for a bit.

  • Reply Krissy June 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Does RJ have another room now?

    I love the releasing of balloons. We do that at our fam reunions for those who are no longer with us

    I can’t with whatever that bug is! no ma’am!

    • Reply Jenni June 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      He is now in his “big boy” room which was the guest bedroom. It’s bigger.

      Releasing the balloons was my husband’s idea and I really like it. RJ always says “Grandma’s way up in the sky” so we sent balloons to her.

  • Reply Nellie June 24, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Enjoy your time with your sis!! I dont know what that bug is but I wants no part of it!

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