I awoke early this morning, rolled over and opened my eyes to discover myself eyeball to eyeball with a rather large spider! She was sitting on my pillow!
A few years ago this would have had me screaming and running out the door until a pest exterminator (or mother with a tea towel) could be brought in. Living alone for awhile sorted that as I had to just deal with it myself. This morning I tried to get Mrs Spiddly out the window with a magazine but she was having none of that and kept running off, so I had to trap her using a roll of masking tape (closest cylinder to hand), a book on top and a piece of card slid under the roll of tape. I got her into the close and sent her out the window. She promptly came back in and I gave her another flick. Mrs Spiddly last seen hiding on the window ledge where I could not reach her.
My favourite spider trapping story is from living in Tasmania and finding a large Huntsman (non venomous, quite large and hairy) spider on the wall in the bathroom. I went and got a glass to trap her with but as I got closer realised that the glass was too small! I had to get a Tupperware container after that.
This evening was my first club run as Jog Leader. I was given the 5 k group which was nice and small tonight. I decided on running along the canal as it is an out and back route, has minimal roads to cross and is easy to keep track of everyone. I set out with four runners and returned with four so on that basis I’m calling it a success 🙂
My parents arrive in Glasgow this evening after spending a few weeks with my sister in London. Can’t wait to see them and have prepared them for a week of cleaning and painting. They’ll love it 😉