The Exterminator

Album Cover: The Downward Spiral

"Everything's blue in this world...the deepest shade of mushroom blue."
NIN / The Downward Spiral

Posted on February 07, 2009 8:59 PM in Personal
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Our kitchen has slowly been taken over by Odorous House Ants over the course of the past couple of months. We finally had an exterminator come out this morning to spray around the exterior of our home and then in particular interior locations as well. In order to make that happen, though, we had to collect all of our pets and corral them in our bedroom. We also had to stay out of our house for at least two hours, which meant another trip into the world with our baby, Heidi.

Our first stop was IHOP. There's a new one down at Southcenter, so we decided to check it out. Other than our crazy waitress, who took flair to a whole new level with her two-pound pen, it was a fun breakfast. Heidi slept for a bit and then watched us from her spot atop a high-chair (still in her car seat) as we gorged ourselves with pancakes, hash browns and the like.

Then it was off to the Southcenter mall, which was recently remodeled at the south end. We entered at that end, with Heidi in the stroller, and took a look at the new stores. As long as you don't venture too far north, you could almost fool yourself into thinking you were at Bellevue Square. The Coach store probably had something to do with that (speaking of Coach, it's that time of year again, isn't it?). There's also a new wing to the east that has a whole bunch of baby/toddler stores and a little play area for kids. Something tells me we'll be spending more time there as Heidi gets older.

We dropped by Gap to try on some jeans, and I ended up buying another pink shirt. In the process, Heidi got a lot of compliments from random strangers. If people were as nice to each other as they are to babies, the world we live in would be a different place. After that, we were in the clear to head back home, so we did.

At home, we all quickly realized how tired we were. Typically, at the Zimmermann household, Caturdays are for sleeping in. Since we weren't able to do that, we decided to try and take a nap. Somehow, all three of us managed to sleep for five hours. Now I'm feeling well-rested and starting to get hungry. I'm off to pick up some Mexican food in a bit, and then we'll probably top off the night with a movie or two.

All-in-all, not a bad day.

Comments

Zim on February 07, 2009 at 9:11 PM:

Hey, if you don't count the ants part, it was one of those simple but special days you'll later remember with joy. :)

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