I have always thought of ladybugs as a 'sign' of good things coming my way, and initially I thought it could have been a major sign (like a baby in my tummy?!?) but this was ridiculous. Funny how things can change...
We had to be careful to shut all the windows tight each afternoon or there would literally be 30 ladybugs crawling around the inside of the window frame each evening.
At first, I thought of this as a confirmation, a sign like I had in the past, of me being in the right place, doing the right thing, needing only to be patient...then I realised that it was just a lot of friggin' ladybugs, searching for warmth in the the cold fall air...I wish I was able to go back to the time when they were a talisman, a lucky charm, a reason for hope.
Now, somehow even through the winter, we continue to find ladybugs in the house. Though not in the crazy numbers we found them in the fall....and the sad part is that because they are sluggish and obviously not finding all the yummy aphids they need to survive, more often then not, they end up under one of our slippers...crunch.