Well…. this has been a sluggish day from the get-go… Woke from a dream of buying property in sunny Arizona, only to find it a rainy cold morning with an unpleasant snap in the wind as I went out to serve the hens fresh water and scratch…. Sat down to eat slimy Red River cereal with toast when what should appear on the wall above the toaster (this is no joke) but a fellow from the garden, a long dark brown slimy slug with distinctly two curious antenna out to inspect our breakfast–as if it were his business! Ugh. Imagining where he came from and how he got there is nightmare material. But as Jim said, at least I didn’t wake to find him on my face! And that was just the beginning of this sluggish day…..
But to make a rather long and boring story short and spare you the depression I tried to journal through in the afternoon doldrums, I found a slug solution. Take note for future reference in the event you should wake one day with a slug on your wall. The solution is this:
1) Curl up in a ball in a quiet space and take a nap for at least half an hour.
2) Eat chocolate. Not so much that you feel guilt for having consumed too many calories, but enough to get a good taste and a moment of happiness.
3) Put on comfortable warm pants (don’t worry about the looks just the warm and the comfortable part) and march directly out to the bike shed and head on up the road on a happy ‘beater bike’ for a tour of the neighborhood. Take a new route. Don’t plan on working hard, just pedal firmly and mentally plan out a course that will include as many streets as possible. No rush. Just breathe deeply and you’ll find pleasure begins to overtake the sluggishness of the day. Yeah!!! for endorphins and cool fall days!
Try it. It works. Slugs all gone.