So I've spent the last few days mulling over the life expectancy of van dwelling spiders and decided that without a food source my mini monster wouldn't be with us much longer.
Yesterday I'm stopped at a light when I see a black spot on the corner of my sunglasses. When my eyes focus on the speck I realize it's the spider! ON MY SUNGLASSES!! ON MY FACE!!!! So being the rational person I am I rip off my sunglasses and throw them against the front window, sending the spider flying off who knows where.
Now the light is green and I start to go when my right hand feels all tingly. I look down and it is crawling with spider babies. SPIDER BABIES!!!
No. I'm not kidding.
Do I look like I'm kidding?
(Ok, so you can't see me but trust me, I don't look like I'm kidding.)
That dang spider laid her eggs somewhere in my van and the hatched.
She laid eggs!!!
Ack! I am so freaking out.
I squashed the babies right on my hand (so gross) and drove like a crazy person to get us home and out of the horror mobile. Then last night I made my husband vacuum out every nook and cranny of that mini van...he and Simon found 2 spiders in there but both were tiny. So I'm afraid the queen mother is still hold up somewhere in there and plotting her revenge on me for killing her babies.
Which leads me to wonder...can you fumigate a mini van?
Hum....let's think on this while I change the subject for a minute....
I have a few unspider related things to share:
#1. I washed Gracie's Fringed Skirt and it is waaaaay cuter washed. It makes the fringe even more um, fringier (Is that a word?). But now I like it more than I did before.
And last night (after the van was re vacuumed) we made her up some fringed shirts that we'll post next week. And we even made one with beads!
#2. The voting is up over at Project Run and Play and their theme for the week was "color". You should head over their, check out their work and vote for your favorite design. (The contestants have made some really great out fits this week.)
And I'm super excited for next week's challenge---it will be a movie inspired outfit. (It's a theme I totally want to try....I just need to settle on one idea and get started instead of brainstorming more and more possibilities.)
#3. I've already started the next Art of Homemaking chapter and I'm totally into it. (Not like wearing real clothes and make-up chapter.) I'll give you a hint what it's about---it has to do with that old adage "A place for everything and everything in it's place."
It is so cool and I'm so excited about it that it will probably take several weeks to work through (especially since we'll be going through it room by room). We'll kick it off next week with some quotes and I'll report on what I've already started with.
Now I've got to go. (Simon has a soccer game this morning which means we all have to drive in the van with the you know what.) Wish us luck!
*Note: If you haven't been around here for a week this post may not make any sense....so if that is the case just know that I've been worried all week about a sneaky spider who has decided to make my mini van her home....and hope (like I do) that she goes away soon so that I stop talking about it.