Thursday, May 12, 2005


I had the scariest spider experience earlier today!!!! First, let me say that Luke somehow got a HUGE suspicious bite on his forehead mid-morning. I couldn't figure out where it came from... we hadn't been outside. Later on, I walked into the kitchen and above the cabinets (where the border is SUPPOSED to be, but 2 years later we still haven't gotten around to it) was the most enormous hairy black ferocious spider with a yellow dot on his back. We watched each other for awhile until I could figure out what I wanted to do about it. I was almost afraid to do anything. He was indeed scary. I finally got some newspaper and rolled it up real tight. He was fast, and knew what I was doing. Several times, I thought he seemed to "lunge" at me! I climbed up on a stool to get to him and I swear he rared up on his hind legs and started spinning a web and staring at me! I hit him with the newspaper, and he attached himself to the paper and in a Spiderman move, swung down onto an obscure corner of the kitchen counter. I frantically started moving things out of the way, looking for him. I found a few of his legs first, then finally found him. I started hitting him while whispering "Die, die, die" and splattering blood around the counter. At last, he died. I grabbed a paper towel and put him in his grave, which was my trash can. The End.