...and-speaking of spiders...
I can't think of spiders without remembering this little true tale of a close encounter...
Haters of spiders-you should LEAVE now! :) This is a chillin' spider tale!
I live in Florida where spiders thrive (as do so many other pests!) and not just outdoors, where they would have ample room to spin their fancy webs, and trap any tasty dinner of choice! Spiders often choose to reside in our homes here in Florida. Oh, usually, not the big ones with the webs that reach from tree to tree- but the sneaky kind that hide behind our baseboards....and other unexpected places!
One day I had a visit from my sister. As is our way, we each poured our own cup of coffee and were standing around the kitchen, talking of this and that!...NOT about spiders, I'm quite sure, as my sis is one of those haters of spiders!
Suddenly, my sister starts sputtering and spittin' and spewing out coffee! She had poured her coffee in on top of a spider that had ventured into that cup on my counter! Didn't find him until she was taking the last swallow - and he met her teeth! THIS spider was Not one of those little ones, either-but BIG and brown! I don't know how she missed him when she added her cream, but she did!
Oh, my! I hated that! Really!!
( and I bet that spider did too!)
As you can imagine, my sis now checks her cups from my counter- before pouring a cup of coffee- however furtively!
Who could blame her! :) I'm lucky she will still have a cup of coffee with me, I suppose!
(ahhh- but I once saw a spider on her ceiling...so I check her cups too!) :)
This sister will remain un-named- I have 3!!