Tuesday, December 21, 2010
1986: Christmas Tree + Unexpected Guests
Enjoying the tree, music, candlelight and a glass of wine on Christmas Eve Eve, I thought I was losing my eyesight. Blinked and blinked but a moving black cloud got bigger and blacker. I went in the bathroom to look in the mirror - no black cloud. Came back into the family room and the cloud was worse. I could feel the blackness crawling on me. Spooked, I flipped on the light and met the unexpected guests. Flying ants. The beasties had been dormant in the tree and the warmth brought them out to play. I unplugged the lights, held my breath, picked up the tree, ornaments et al, and threw it all in the backyard. aaaiiiieeee!