This morning I did that thing that I know I shouldn't ever do - I fell back to sleep after Mike left for work. And the thing that always happens did not fail to happen.
I had a weird, crazy, awful dream.
You could call it a nightmare.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ADVERSE TO IMAGES OF SPIDERS, STOP READING NOW!
Aunt Ruth, that means you *grin*
While I should have been slumbering peacefully, I was actively dreaming. About spiders. I dreamt that Mike & I were in our bedroom talking, sitting on the end of our bed. Instead of the red painted walls that our bedroom has in real life, our walls were wood paneling. I looked up at the head of the bed, to the wall behind the headboard to see a group of no less than 30 spiders crawling around & spinning webs & jumping all over the place. I freaked out. Mike was calm & said why don't we just wait & see what they are going to do? So that's what we did. We sat on the far end of the bed & watched them. They stayed in the same general area but as we watched we could literally see them getting bigger. That's when I came undone in my dream. I got up from the bed & hollered & they all started moving toward us & that's when I woke up. And yeah, I was afraid to open my eyes or move any part of my body. It was horrible.
In order to fully share with you the experience of my horror, I spent all of my lunch hour scouring the internet for a picture of the spider that occupied my dream. I knew eventually I would find it because I've seen this kind of spider just about everywhere. So I searched online & definitely lost my appetite looking at pictures of spiders. Finally I found out that it is called the Black & White Hunting Spider. I was relieved to discover that he is totally harmless as far as poisonous biting. However, I was horrified to discover that he is a jumper. *shiver*cringe*shiver*
Here he is! Have you ever seen a spider like this before?
Everyone have sweet dreams tonight!