So I went for a run when I got home from work. Then after a short walk with the dog to cool down, I plopped down in the hammock for some R&R. I took this shot and posted it to Instagram/Facebook with the caption, "Nothing like a swing in the hammock after an evening run." And it was true . . . up to a point.
About ten minutes later, a black ant leaped/fell down from the pine tree the hammock is tied to and down the back of my shirt. I was mid-sip from my water bottle at the time. I jumped up and spilled a large amount of water down the front of my shirt and all over the hammock. Sigh. After drying myself off, I lay down again for take two.
About twenty minutes after that, Justin called on his way home from class. While we were talking, a piece of a pine branch (nothing sharp, just green needles) fell out of the tree and onto my head. I shook it off and kept talking. Then, I felt something on my right knee and brushed what I thought was a bug away. Turns out it was a little bit of bird poo, almost like a little bird had pooed far above me and it made its gentle way down to my knee. Double sigh.
So, after I hung up with Justin, I pulled the sides of the hammock up over me to protect me and escaped the perils of nature with a short nap.