Ok, so I went out and checked for roses i could use. I picked great heads off of my pink and red bushes brought em inside and began happily plucking petals off the flowers. I plunked thm into a strainer and had a full strainer. I put the strainer under the water with all the confidence of a seasoned chef (yeah right, i am good if i don't burn mac and cheese). I glance down and black creatures were spilling over the edges of the strainer, fleeing for their lives...and heading straight for the nearest bridge to dry land...MY HAND!! i dropped the strainer and reached for the nearest thing..a sauce pot and began feverishly whacking the bugs with the trusty cooking pot. I believe i got most of em...but now i have no petals left. they were unfortunate bystanders in the all out erratication of the black pincher bugs and were smashed as well. :sigh: I hate bugs.
Maybe I can find some roses at the farmers market.
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