There was a lot of drama on my commute to work this morning. Luckily, Kendall was with me, and she was there to capture it on film...
Okay, I confess, that was a reenactment. (Kendall and I had a ball making it.) She obviously thought it was pretty funny, but this is serious stuff! In real life, I am not a squealy-screamy-girly-girl, but what you don't know is that the scenario depicted in the video has happened three times this week on my way to school! I am not kidding!! The odd thing is that it happens in the same exact spot, about 5 minutes from my house. The first time it happened, the spider was tiny, and I was only mildly bothered; I opened the window and let the air suck it out. The second time it happened, the spider was bigger, and I was alone. I pulled the car over and (truthfully now) I don't remember what I did with it (must be the trauma, I guess.)
My reaction to today's spider really made me feel out of my element! I'm just not used to feeling helpless, I guess. I about lost it--That thing was HUGE, and I just couldn't handle it. I pulled over and insisted that Kendall come over to my side to open the door and maybe find a way to get the danged thing outside.
But we couldn't find it!
A feeling of nauseous dread came over me (where was that moxie when I needed it?!) but since we obviously couldn't look for a spider all morning, Kendall got back in the car and I made it to school without a hyperventilating. (Denial comes in handy, now and then.)
What is with the danged spiders dropping down from the ceiling and hanging out next to my flipping face, taunting me?! Is this payback for all the spiders I have killed in my lifetime? Is it some type of omen? Or maybe it's just trying to tell me it's time I got my Halloween decorations up?
I can hardly wait to go to school in the morning...
[Update: Spider #4 reared its ugly little head this afternoon, when we were in the bank drive-thru. It makes me ill to say this---It was a tiny BABY spider. I don't know a lot about spiders, but I did see Charlotte's web, so I'm pretty sure there about a billion others hiding out, waiting to attack me on my way to school. Greaaat.]