Yesterday I was privileged to witness a miracle.
It was only a spider, in my garden, busily spinning a large web, but it was amazing !
A miracle of creation, creating a thing of beauty for us bystanders and a thing of immense practicality for the spider, being both food trap and storage larder.
I could wax lyrical at length about this, but we are dealing with an infestation of creepy crawlies of a rather less interesting nature - the dreaded headlice have come to our house.
The girls have only been in contact with other kids at the local library last week, so I imagine it happened then.
The only things I hate more than wasps are headlice.
We have used our trusty essential oil shampoo, conditioner and special comb, (which does actually remove lots of eggs as it is so fine-toothed) but the problem is Abby`s hair is really thick, making it difficult to comb effectively without driving her nuts.
Today I found one large louse and *6* teeny -weeny ones which have just hatched out.
The only cure is combing three or four times a day for the next two weeks, for every member of the family, to interrupt the life cycle by catching the little blighters before they get mature enough to breed and lay more eggs.
I repeat - uuuuugh.
I know headlice are also part of God`s wondrous creation, but I really can`t get as enthusiastic over them as I can over spiders :-)