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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Scary Creatures

I’m tired of finding scary bugs in scary places. Last time I changed my sheets I uncovered a black spider just sitting there under my fitted sheet, right where I always sleep. It must have been divine providence that I chose to change the sheets at just the right time to discover and kill him. Creepy. And then there’s the shower incident. I’m standing there, face full of soap, I pull my washcloth toward me under the spray, and an Earwig falls out of it (without contacts I have to assume it was an Earwig). I can tell you I dropped that washcloth like a hot potato and couldn’t WAIT to get out of that shower.

I’ve learned to check the shower for bugs before getting in, but I never thought to check my washcloth. I know these small creatures can’t hurt me, but they sure scare the bee-geesis out of me! I don’t like them and I don’t want them in my house. But, since I refuse to move to a concrete jungle, I have to accept sharing space with the intruders. Some of them are so creepy that I physically cannot kill them without letting out a series of embarrassing girl shrieks and hopping around like a mad woman. Just approaching for the kill raises my anxiety to dangerous levels. What if it moves? Oh, I don’t want to see it move! Can it jump at me? Oh, I hate this. Why do I have to do this myself?

But I am a strong, independent grown-up woman, so I do the thing that frightens me. I’d love to say I am stronger for it, but next time I’m faced with a big ugly spider don’t be surprised if you hear me whimpering like a school girl!

6 comments:

missknits said...

hahaha lol i laugh cause you sound just like me!!! i turn into a little girl everytime i find a bug too! well except crickets - those i dont mind so much, but anything else creepy crawly! ugh! i check my shoes, my sheets, the shower! lol if i see a bug, i cannot go to sleep until i hunt it down and kill it! cause my thinking is, it might end up in bed with me if i dont!! lol

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

I can relate! I've gotten slightly more skittish since discovering a VERY large scorpion in the tub at a friend's house, a black widow spider on my patio, and don't even get me started on the topic of ticks... I'm a nature lover but some things don't reach the same level of appreciation!

Stitch Crafts said...

I know how you feel. I'm usually not too girly when it comes to bugs but we live in the middle of 50 acres and this year they are just everywhere. Especially the brown recluse spiders.

Jennifer Murphy said...

The worst for me is when I know the bugs are there but can't see them, like when my kids are getting bitten in the middle of the night. I went on a crazed two-day cleaning frenzy a couple weeks ago because I was so freaked out knowing there were biting bugs hiding somewhere in the house.

Kate & Oli said...

Haha, I love this entry :) I'm the same way! Found your blog through facebook etsy bloggers page and think it's great! Following you now, too!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I am soo much like you! I can't stand any kind of bug...especially in the shower with me!