Friday, February 5, 2010

Little Miss Muffet

Some of the exciting news for today...

First order of business, the winner of the $20 Barnes & Noble Giftcard is...


Thanks to all of you who left a comment on "Something that Makes You Happy". It was encouraging to hear all of your thoughts. I really do appreciate all of you taking the time to share your happiness.

Today the Whitney Awards announced their finalists. Click here to see all the great books you could be reading right now. Congratulations to all the finalists!

And, on a totally different topic... today while my five year old twins and my two year old daughter were eating lunch, I was in the other side of the house when I hear them start screaming. My two year old was the first to make it to me. When I asked what happened, she said something I couldn't understand.

Then my five year old girl, with tears already coming down her cheeks finds me. There's a spider. Oh. A spider. I make my way to the dining room where I find my five year old BOY crying. About a spider?

All of them are shouting, "There's a spider, mom! There's a spider!"

It took them a while to calm down enough to show me where in the heck the spider was.

Oh my gosh. Now I can see why they were crying.

Wedged between the bricks was the biggest freaking black widow I've ever seen in my life. Since running and screaming wasn't an option, I did the only thing a wimpy girl like me could do.

I sprayed it with hornet and wasp spray. I couldn't step on it. It was wedged in between the bricks. As soon as the monster fled to a flat surface, I squished it with my slipper. Yes, my rubber soled slipper.

The kids almost missed the bus, but the spider situation was under control. Now that the black demon is gone from my house, we're safe for another day.


L.T. Elliot said...

I hate spiders. They're evil.

Synergy Girl said...

Oh man. I. DO. NOT. DO. SPIDERS. (NOTICE ALL THOSE PERIODS???) (PERIOD). We have our house sprayed because after getting a black widow down my shirt...I AM TRAUMATIZED. It just isn't worth it...PLUS...I love not worrying about seeing bugs in my house...instead I just see four crazy monsters, a kitty and our giant dog....and all the crazy stuff that goes on with it!!

Melissa said...

Yikes! I'm with tamra, I don't "do" spiders! A perk of having a husband work from home!!!