The dreaded spider season is coming soon and I have been anxiously terrified about it for the last 6 months (it's THAT scary!). Last year, it was within the first weeks of September so I am absolutely dreading the end of this month that is approaching much too quickly. For those of you who weren't with me last year, just go to the archives, look up Sept. and you can read my massive freak out over the monstrously huge spiders we encountered last year. Apparently they come inside for their mating season, but I can hardly think of them without panicking.
Back in Washington State, where I had lived until I was 25, we had some decent sized spiders, but I never expected the biggest spiders I had ever seen in the 'wild' to be in Ireland! The things were the size of my palms and nasty beyond all reason! As a bit of a pre-monster spider invasion, little spindly daddy long leg spiders start their mini-invasion. We had one in every corner of our ceiling for a couple of weeks, as I left them there hoping that it would keep any bigger ones from moving in. They aren't like the daddy long legs I am used to, the type with one round shape for a body and then legs sticking straight out, but rather have a very tiny defined head and abdomen and then bendy, spindly legs. For the most part, I have tried to be ok with them, knowing that their mutant cousins which are due to visit, are much worse and enough to make me cry at the thought of one in my room again.
So at this time in the year, we are in the midst of this tiny mini-invasion and I'm managing as I wait for the imminent doom of giant terrors to arrive. Bear in mind that my fear of spiders is so bad that I can't even look at a photo of a spider. I have violently shoved laptops away from me and made Branden close internet pages where there have been spider images. This is something that drives me nuts when looking up home recipes for spider repellents as the idiots who make these sites, think it's ok to use photos of spiders despite the fact that the people most likely to look up these recipes are probably terrified of spiders in the first place! Anyway, this morning I woke up to find a spindly spider had created a web and suspended himself in the middle of my bra cup...I didn't realized they were animal habitats! Good grief! Surprisingly I didn't even freak out over the spider, I just sort of laughed in shock and then had Branden kill it.
As the month of September approaches, please send out anti spider prayers for me. I about had a breakdown last year, and with reports of these spiders getting considerably bigger each year, the sheer size increase may just kill me from shock!