Lost Spider

I had the day off so I decided to be productive and mow our big old back yard.  I opened the shed door and…..and….this was on the door!

I froze.  It was huge.  I usually leave spiders alone if they are outside just doing their spider thing.  But the thoughts of leaving a huge mutant jumping spider in the shed was just too much.  I kept having visions of it jumping on me every time I open the door.  I slowly backed away and then bolted into the house to get a fly swatter.  I didn’t have anything to swat it with and I didn’t want to use my shoe.  I would have been cleaning spider guts off for days.

I go back out with the fly swatter and….it was gone!  The spider was gone!  It took a minute, but I got brave enough to creep inside and get the lawn mower out.  After mowing I had to get the courage to open the door again to put it back.  I slowly open the door, ready to run if needed.  No spider on the door!  I decided to just get that mower back in the shed before I chickened out.  As I was lifting it into the shed, I saw it.  We have a cord storage reel and it was sitting on top of the cords.

“Hi Mr. Spider.  I’m just putting away the mower.  Nothing to see here.”

I just could not leave it alone.  I did NOT want that thing in the shed!  With a burst of courage (or stupidity) I grabbed the handle of the storage reel and threw it out of the shed.  I was sure it would knock the spider off.

I crept up on it, carefully checking the ground as I walked. As I neared it, I saw it burrow into the cords.  It had survived the crash!  Now it was hiding in the cords!

I gently put the storage reel back into the shed and closed the door.

My son will be mowing the lawn from now on.

Problem solved.

Granny K is Being Positive

So, in an attempt to change my mindset, I am going to start posting positive things that happen each day.  Well, I might not do it every day as work days can be long and when I get home I sit and stare with glazed eyes and sometimes will drool a bit.  But, anyway, back to being positive.  I should name the segment.  I will disclose the name at the end of the post.

So, for today I will find the positive in insomnia.  In the last three nights I’ve had about nine hours of sleep, total.  Now, how can I find a positive in that, you might ask?  Here is a list of positives:

  1. I see things I don’t normally see.  That may or may not be good.  Depending upon what I am seeing.
  2. My emotions are heightened.  I think everyday things are hysterical, or I might burst into tears because the cat looked at me with love in her eyes.  I might also snap your head off for saying good morning, but I won’t list it here because it’s supposed to be positive stuff.  The point is, I feel things more intensely.
  3. I see colors.  Bright and shiny colors.  I like colors.
  4. I forget things easily.  So, you can say something rude and most likely I won’t remember it by the end of the day.  Or, I just won’t care.
  5. I see dead people.
  6. Actually, forget #5.  That shit is just creepy.
  7. I catch up on my Netflix shows.
  8. It makes me act like a child.  This is good, because I’m around children a lot, so I fit in.

So, there we have the first installment of Granny K Poops Rainbows and Sunshine.

Have a wonderful day!