This is an update to my previous post.
First, those of you who commented are absolutely right about the fact that I should not rush this pregnancy. I don't want to rush it either, for all of the reasons Cindyhoo and others pointed out. I think I was just sitting at the crappy luncheon staring at that pregnant woman and my mind wandered.
Second, the tomato hornworm is no ghost. Last night my DH and I grilled steaks and corn on the cob on the BBQ. While I tended to the food, I asked him to please check my plants. I have a potted red bell pepper plant (although growing, the peppers are still all green) and I suddenly noticed that the plant had virtually no leaves! It wasn't like that in the morning. My DH reached down, pushed away some of the dry pine needles I use as mulch, and picked up a giant hornworm! "Here's your culprit" he said.
"See the horn on it's head, that's why they call it a horn worm," (he's inordinately into bugs and insects because his dad was an entomologist when my DH was a kid). I said, "Uh, yeah, great. Now get rid of the thing." He ended up dropping the worm in our green waste container. Let it feed in there for a while.
So the worm mystery is solved. It never occurred to me to look down in the dirt. My eyes are now open for these critters.
But the poor pepper plant! It has so few leaves left! I don't know if it will make it and my DH said we should just pick those peppers now (but they're not red!)
As for my neighbor's truck getting broken into, when I told my DH he said, "Well, the neighbor leaves his truck unlocked and the windows down all the time." What? Who would leave valuables in an open vehicle with the windows lowered? Okay, we live in a residential, suburban neighborhood, but still, anyone driving by with the least bit of an opportunistic theft urge would surely be drawn to a rolled down window on a utility truck. Not that I think it's right, or that our neighbor "asked" to be robbed, but it's not like the thieves smashed the windows and pried the door open. I think people need to take ordinary precautions to protect their belongings, like locking doors. Duh.
Anyway, I woke up this morning and the world makes more sense. Which is always a good thing.
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