Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Godzilla Spider!

I am exhausted today and I will tell you why, but first let me say it may turn out to be a "you had to be there" or at least " I wish you were there" because it was funny, kind of thing. Anyway, also, let me preface by saying I HATE ALL BUGS!!!! Most anything creepy crawly I hate!!!

Ok, so yesterday morning I woke up to get ready for work. My husband and I only have one car so it is kind of a well coordinated ballet dance we have to perform everyday to get us both to work and home on time. He works 4:00am - 1:00pm and I work 8:30 am - 5:00pm. He gets up , goes to work and then takes his lunch to come pick me up at 7:30. At 1:00 I take my lunch and take him home and then go back to work. So needless to say it is a lot of driving but the fortunate thing is we work right across the street from each other and we only live like 5-6 miles from work.

So, I was getting ready for work and I walked into my kitchen to give my dogs some water only to find the biggest ugliest spider I have ever seen. I mean I wish I would have taken a picture but I was too paralized to think. It was like somebody was doing nuclear testing nearby and the spider got in the mix. It was HUGE!!!! and it was UGLY!!! I backed up, went into the other room and finished getting ready. My husband called to tell me he was on his way home and I said "when you get here you need to kill this spider!". He was like "Come on, get a shoe and kill it!" I said, "You do not understand, if I go near it with a shoe it will probably tear the shoe out of my hand and throw it across the room." He laughed and said I was just exaggerating. I sat down waiting for him to get home and keeping an eye on the spider at the same time.

Enter, Mia, my cat. She LOVES bugs or anything creepy crawly, just like most cats. Not that she likes to kill them, she just like to play with them until she gets bored. She runs over to the spider and it takes off towards me across the floor. I scream, jump up on the couch...and now I have lost the spider. I do not know where it went. I was very distraught about the whole thing because I had visions of this spider lying in wait for me all day. I know it is ridiculous but like I said I hate them...I have a border line irrational (maybe not so borderline) fear of them. But I like snakes, go figure that one.

So now the funny part. I go about my sign of the spider. So my anxiety lessened and I went to bed...LATE (about 1:30) because I had to catch up on all my reality shows ( I am a reality show addict). At about 4:30 in the morning, I roll over and out of the corner of my eye I see something huge and black on my remember, I am not fully awake and I have a crazy fear. So huge and black on my pillow... Now I wish I would have been video taping because I would have won a lot of money for this...I jumped out of bed, faster then I have ever moved in my life. I threw my pillows and blanket across the room, screaming I ran into the living room doing the heebie jeebie dance because I thought the thing was on me. I started thinking "why hasn't DH reacted and coming to my resue?" and then I realized he was at work. So now I have to go back in the bedroom in the dark, by myself, and because I threw everything across the room...I again have no idea where the Godzilla of spiders is at. I tip toe in the room, like I am going to sneak up on it or something, and turn on the light. I climb on the bed and lean over to thoroughly shake out my blanket and to look on the floor, in the bed, under the bed, and on the walls for this spider. When I lift up the pillows, there it is... a

candy wrapper!!!! I mean I am glad it was just a candy wrapper but come on. In my defense at 4:30 in the morning , in the dark, there was no telling what it could be and I had visions of a ravenous spider coming after me. I have laughed about this all day because I can only imagine what I looked like this morning going crazy over a candy wrapper! So like I said it might be a "you had to be there" kind of thing but I thought I would share my funny morning.

By the way...I still do not have any idea where the spider is...


Barb said...

I think it's funny even though I wasn't there. :) My Mom has that phobia too. It's awful.

Well hi there! Thanks for commenting. :) So you're on Met too? ugh.

Michelle said...

Hi! Thank you...yes I second that...UGH!!!

Lori said...

Geez. I've never been so scared of a candy wrapper in my life!

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battynurse said...

Oh yes, I've had these moments before. I had a giant spider my cat was playing with and I killed it by throwing shoes at it. See I can't get close to them unless they are only about the size of a dime or smaller and at eye level or below.