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.

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A Positive of a Near Migraine

In case you haven’t noticed, and I’m sure you have, my new Granny K Poops Rainbows and Sunshine series is just a new way to complain.  But, I kind of like it!

So, I had a rough night and woke at 3am with a HUGE headache that is trying hard to become a migraine.  I took my pill, which makes me jittery and my tummy is cussing me out and threatening me with violence.  But, there is one positive!

I can drink all of the cola I want and nobody will tell me I am getting too much sugar, caffeine, whatever!  They all know Coke helps with these headaches for me, so my kids don’t frown upon it.   So, even though I could just have one, I will have two just because I can!

So, there is a positive!

Have a nice Friday, all!