Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Chalk Up Another Embarrassing Moment For Me!

Ya know when you do something really moronic, and then you quickly look around, hoping that no one saw what you just did?

Well, I have those moments often. Here's the most recent...

After we moved here, my husband was bit by a Brown Recluse spider. His ankle swelled up huge, turned colors, etc. I was searching the internet to see what we should do, and was horrified by the photos I saw of what could happen as a result of these bites. Luckily, he healed without any major problems.

About a week ago, he was bit by something again. It also swelled up and got me to worrying (I'm a worrier). Luckily, again, it healed fine.

Well, let me tell ya, I have never in my life been afraid of a spider. Nope, not afraid of spiders or snakes. Now that I know those nasty poisonous spiders are around this area and what their bites can do to a person... well, now its always in the back of my mind.

So, I was doing laundry. As I go down the steps to the basement, I quickly scan the concrete floor looking for 'killer spiders'. I proceed down the steps, and as I approach the washer, something starts 'crawling' on my foot. Well...

I jumped in the air about as high as the washing machine... Really, you should have seen it - it was a fabulous jump. Amazing what adrenaline can do to ya. As I leap in the air and scream a few words that I shouldn't type on here, I kick my leg as hard as I can to 'kick-off' whatever may be sitting on my foot. Well, in the process, I kick the washing machine... which caused me to scream a few more words that I shouldn't type on here.

When I landed on the ground, I frantically looked down to see what was on my foot... nothing. What? I felt the damn thing crawl on my foot! I DID NOT imagine this. Then, I see it...

An innocent toad was sitting there looking at me, probably wondering why in the world this woman comes to the basement to kick the washing machine. He probably thought it was some strange human mating ritual or something.

I proceeded to quickly look around to make sure no one saw my most recent actions... yeah, right, like there's someone hiding in the corner of my basement just hoping I'll come down and make an idiot of myself.

Then, I proceeded to load the laundry into the washing machine, and I cursed at and lectured the toad the whole time.

So, I left the toad in my basement, of course... You know, so he can eat all the spiders!

5 comments:

Girl Gone Wild

ROFLMAO!!!!!!! I did the exact same thing last year, except I was in the shower, and a baby frog jumped on me. I'm surprised I didn't slip and break my neck!

katherine.

I am not laughing at you...I am laughing with you....

you told that story great.

Bubba's Sis

I think you read about my embarrassing frog story recently. I think those little guys enjoy making fools of us!

Skittles

LOL!

Everybody was kung-fu fighting..

Shan

OMG--I would have done the same thing...if I thought something was crawling on my foot, anything within leg distance better watch out!

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