Sunday, November 15, 2009


I am 41 years old and never have been afraid of any bug...

The past two years our home has had an occasional Jumping Spider Cricket here and there. Lately we have had about three a day in different rooms. They seem to like dark moist places like the bathroom, laundry room and garage.

Saturday night I washed my hair and went to bed. At 3:46am I felt something itch my head and in my sleep scratched it...but, I felt something solid...and jerked it off and wiped my hand on the bed.

I just sat in bed half awake with the baby on one side and my husband on the other...I tried to convince myself to go back to sleep...but, I had to see what it was. I went to the bathroom turned on the light and went to the bed to see what I could find.

You guessed it!!! There were two big legs of a spider cricket and a stain on my sheets where I wiped my hands. I tried to go back to sleep but I couldn't do it. So I was up for an hour trying to clean and get ready for my eight year old's bday.

To make things worse, my dear husband has the above photo as our computer screen saver!!!

SO the moral of the story is...don't go to bed with wet hair...just like my daddy used to tell me!!!



MamaMidwife said...

Eeeewwwwwww! Gross!!

And I just happen to be in bed right now, reading this on the blackberry while my two babies and husband sleep next to me.

I think I'll give up on sleep and just get up to knit.


Kathy said...

A centipede crawled over my face when I was sleeping once. I was half asleep, but I was able to grab it and throw it against the wall. It was so big it actually made a thud when it hit the wall. I had the heebie geebies(are those words??) so bad I threw up.

laurazim said...

EWEWEWEWEWEWEWEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh...EW!

Wow. Oh gross. I'm on my way up to bed. I may not sleep.