Friday, September 3, 2010

Skink on the Loose...and Five Dollar Bargains

Watch your step around here, we've got a skink running around. This is the second time it's happened this year. I wish they'd take a liking to someone else's house. For our non-southern friends, a skink is a snake-like lizard that's black with yellow stripes and an electric blue tail. It moves more like a snake than a lizard and having one in the house is just creepy. I tried to take a picture of it to show y'all, but the thing's too fast.

I managed to stop at one yard sale with my mom today on our way to an appointment. I bought a big box full of ribbon for hair bows and belts, a Longaberger napkin basket, a leather wallet for my mom, and a new pack of recipe cards...all for under five dollars. I was very pleased.

That's it for me for now. I've got a swollen hand from a wasp sting and typing is not so easy.


Anonymous said...

How to catch your skink. Buy that sticky paper like you catch mice with. Put it someplace that you know the skink travels, and hope it trys to cross. Let the kids put some skink food in the center of the paper. Just don't let them touch the paper. Should be an interesting project for them even if you don't catch the skink.

Anonymous said...

I had a long tail guesst for 2 weeks in my house

Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing about what a skink is. That is something we wouldn't find around here but if I ever see one when I go to visit my son and his family in South Carolina I will know what it is. You found some great bargains for under $5, that is always great fun.