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Thursday, October 23, 2008

The A,B,C's of Life...Ants, Birthdays and Cake

So, I am sure you have heard of the phrase "Ants in your pants" right? Well, have you ever really thought about it and put yourself in that frame of mind? I unfortunately did!

This are the definitions for "Ants in your pants"....

1. If someone has ants in their pants, they are agitated or excited about something and can't keep still. 2. To be nervous or anxious or jumpy; to be unable to sit still. 3. If you had 'ants' (small insects) in your 'pants' (clothing) you would probably feel like jumping around.

Synonym: antsy
1) The children had ants in their pants, so we took them outside for some exercise.

2) Would you please stop tapping your foot?! You must have ants in your pants!

That is just a background.....I'm sure most people would say that phrase used as an idiom and not literally.

I can use it literally now! We were out front of Frontier City having Jessie's birthday party and I was the only one standing on this particular side of the picnic table. I was busy helping light the candles (a million times cuz the wind was being typical Oklahoma wind!), cutting the cake and picking up the presents Jess was opening. I kept sorta fidgeting and feeling like something was tickling my leg so I would use one leg to scratch the other leg. This went on for several, several minutes. I was off in my own little world to be honest and when I finally came back to reality, I looked down and saw my shoes and my legs from the knees down were covered in red ants! I took off running and flailing about not making any kind of sense but had no idea what to do! Carey and my mom were chasing after me all while I am scrambling and beating on my legs and thighs and stomach and anything else I could slap all in the parking lot with loads of people walking by...I am sure they thought I was having a seizure or something! (Hence the phrase running around like you have ants in your pants!) :)

Carey herded me (literally like he was on a horse and I was the cattle because he wasn't trying to touch me)into a porta potty (which I HATE!) and I proceeded to take my clothes off in this nasty portable bathroom! I tried to shake the ants off into the toilet and if you have ever been in one, you know you don't have the most room in it and I have no idea where the ants were going as I was trying to shake them (all the while also balancing on one shoe, holding my breath and trying to not touch anything in there!) It was quite a feat! By this time, my dad had gotten the car and drove it up to where we were so I could get in. I managed to dress myself and then proceeded to throw myself in the car where I could undress again! Most of the ants were off of me at this point so I was doing detective work to see where all I had gotten bit (legs, back, thighs, foot, chest). Luckily dad had some itching cream and mom had a benedryl for me to take so that I could enjoy the rest of the day!

*****Side note...The bites became these large red inflamed puss pockets so I went to the doctor and I found out I was allergic to the ants. Just par for the course! I am still taking antibiotics as we speak!*****

*****One more side note...the whole time I was blogging about this, I was itching like crazy all over my whole body like they were crawling on me again!*****

So now to the fun stuff....Jessie had her 10th Birthday on the 10th! It was an awesome day! For her birthday, her daddy is letting her totally redo her room including painting it four different colors! So needless to say, her presents were all about her new room!

Fuzzy blanket
Cool rug
Gran, Grandpa, Daddy, Jessie, Hunter and Mikey
Grandpa holding all the gifts!
Purple comforter
Different color curtains
Fuzzy pillows and teddy bear
Aunt Sissy, Uncle Carey, Jess, Mikey and Hunter
Picnic party in front of Frontier City (the place I was attacked!)
Blowing out all those candles!
More gifts and fun friends!
Jess is ready for some fun!
Not sure if Grandpa is though!
Carey and me decked out in our Crimson and Cream, but it turned out to be a VERY sad day....
YEAH! This is fun!!!
Now we are talking! WAY FUN!!!!
Okay...maybe not so much fun anymore!!!!
Jess and me doing the twist!
I had a side cramp after all that twisting and shaking!
Jess was called on stage and everyone sang Happy Birthday to her!
The emcee was a little scary looking!
Carey, Lauren and Ike fixing to ride a roller coaster! Fun times!

1 comment:

Lizzybeth said...

Flipping hysterical! I almost had tears cause I was laughing so hard picturing you running around like a crazed maniac! I totally would have done the same thing!! I love it! By the way, Jessie looks like she could be your daughter...you look identical! Crazy!