Another gecko in the bathroom, dangit! Why does this always happen when Jungledad is away? Jungledad is on top of the volcano again, and I am left dealing with the twins and the geckos, in that order. The gecko problem wouldn’t be a problem if we still had Junglecat, who loved nothing more than chowing down on geckos, but Junglecat was killed by a wild pack of jungledogs, allowed to roam freely by my neighbor, Junglenutcase. Soooo, I am left with Junglecat2, who occasionally toys with geckos, but doesn’t eat them.
I know I shouldn’t complain. Compared to monstrously large flying cockroaches, centipedes as long as your arm, spiders big enough to eat mice, flying termites, mongooses, and other jungle infestations, having lizards in your house barely warrants a mention, BUT, they still drive me bananas. Speaking of, we have a real bumper crop on the front lawn this year. We ODed on banana bread though and have started mashing up vast quantities of the stuff and freezing it in tupperware in preparation for the mythical day the twins start eating solids.
I’m way behind on everything. My neighbor (not the nutcase one, the one with the unique living arrangement : 1 wife, her husband, her ex-husband, and her ex-father in law, all under one roof. I don’t ask, yo) gave me a pineapple to plant ages ago and I haven’t gotten around to it. I better hustle while the little guy is still viable. If you plant only the spikey top of the pineapple, it takes like 3 years for more to grow, but if you can get your hands on a pineapple with what looks like 2 little pineapples coming out of the base, which is what my neighbor gave me, you get more within the year. It was very cool of them to give me one, must get cracking.
Did some knarly off roading with Jungledad, the twins in their mountain buggy, and some friends and their kids on Saturday. Drove to the end of my road, where the road disappears and the jungle takes over. Started pushing the buggy up the steep path (technically a volcano, and technically Jungledad was pushing). Saw many cool things: a valley filled with towering green wild ginger plants with huge, fragrant white flowers (wild ginger is my fav, I seem to always be blogging about it) and a lovely stream cutting through, a huge tree tunnel (canopy doesn’t cut it, it was a full out tunnel), and sweeping views of ocean, erupting volcanoes, and lash green landscapes. Legs are still sore, but it was worth it.
I hear a Jungletwin crying in the distance, must go…