oh, the spiders

So far it’s been a great week. I finally feel like I’m settling into a routine- the past few weeks have been a little frustrating because I’ve been struggling to find my place in my new role as a wife, working a part-time job from home, and attempting to unpack boxes and put our house in order. And you know what helped? A conversation with my sweet husband about the ways I felt I was struggling. Some time in prayer. And a cleaning/work schedule. Yep, I literally wrote out a cleaning schedule for myself. That’s Monday’s list up there- kickin’ it old school as an index card on the fridge. (Because nothing makes me feel in control and organized like an index card. I think that’s some kind of freakish mental thing that started in undergrad English classes- gotta have my index cards.)

Yesterday I ran some errands and did some hardcore unpacking and organizing and cleaning. I love our little house, but if there’s one thing I could change, I would eliminate the spider population. I know- the spiders are good! They eat other yucky bugs! Well, personally, I’d prefer to keep my house bug-free and spider-free. I wouldn’t consider myself a person that can’t handle bugs- working at camp in the desert cured me of that- but after the third or fourth spider of the day, it gets old, you know?

Last night there was an unfortunate incident with my trusty Dyson and a very threatening-looking spider. After which I had to deal with a sudden irrational fear that said spider had lived through being vacuumed up and could quite possibly lay eggs inside my vacuum and I would open the pantry to discover baby spiders streaming out of the vacuum. And I’ve had run-ins with baby spiders before, so I totally had the visual. Naturally I had to take apart the vacuum and wash it thoroughly before I could convince myself that we were safe. Yeah. I did so much cleaning yesterday that I even cleaned my vacuum. And I’m trying not to think about the spot on my leg that I noticed while we were on the couch watching Psych last night. The spot that looks quite a lot like a spider bite.

Seriously, y’all. Cleaning is not for sissies.

Any tips to beat the spiders? Are you a bug lover or a spider squisher?


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2 thoughts on “oh, the spiders

  1. Evy

    Set out bug traps…there are some made specifically for spiders….you will catch them. 🙂 And, get rid of your boxes. Spiders like boxes.


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