Jul 4, 2015

A spider in my pants

Yep.  Stupid fricking spider bit me in my pants!  I sat on the sofa after getting a drink, and it felt like I was sitting on a button, magnet, something small and hard.  So I reached up the leg of my loose knit shorts to grab it and OMG it was a spider.  Already bit me and when I realized what was between my fingers I threw it on the floor.  The little bastard was already dead from my fishing him out. You know how I feel about arachnids.  The bite just looks and acts like a mosquito bite - believe me, I'm very familiar with them.  Upper outside of my thigh, right above the saddle bags.  Will keep an eye on it but it happened a day ago and no change so far.  I was working on Ann at the time so every time I see that sampler I will remember my scream.  I doubt the neighbors heard me but today, the 4th, I sure am hearing them.  They are setting off  ???? fireworks - no sparkle, no color, just noise.  It sounded like a sonic boom, and shook my windows.  Over and over and over.  I sure hope the deer didn't run out onto the highway.  Then there's the go carts and 4 wheelers that the little ones have, up and down the road at high speeds all day.  I would love to hitch a ride but doubt my long legs will fit in.  Years ago, we were continually surrounded by large 4 wheelers from a neighbor and his friends.  Drove me nuts.  The sad thing is that each of them ended up running away or put in detention.  Mom's boyfriends were a problem, the guardian grandfather was hitting another, another with a mom on drugs.  No one really wanted to give up anything and devote time and attention that these teens needed.  There weren't bad kids but ended up with so much anger and resentment, which I think was sadness and despair from not feeling important or wanted.  My neighbor was the last one sent away after the divorce.  I have no idea what happened to the four of them after a few years.  Wow I really got off track.  It's funny how certain things trigger memories.  I wonder where they are.
 
I wanted to show you the color choice for the sink base after months of this that and the other.  First reds, then grays, then greens, now this.
 Sherwin Williams old Curio Gray.  Finally.  The colors just stood out too much in this small space.  This neutral color is a change from the other cabinets, but a subtle one. 
 
Will distress quite a bit with red showing through.  May even use the cabinets' color over it and show both through it.  Should be done in a few days.
Sunday we'll be taking hot dogs and all the sides over to Carole's for the 4th, my birthday, and Chris's birthday.  He can't eat chocolate so I always use the vanilla box cake for cupcakes.  Never liked yellow but the vanilla is really good.   Mark mentioned to my sister that I clean, I've bought her clothes for years, paid off cards, we're giving her a car, the yadda yadda family stuff, and she has never baked a birthday cake for me.  She snapped back that I didn't make one for her 70th or 75th.  I guess all the other years don't count.  So this year, I got cookies.  Close.
 
I'll make my favorite scratch sponge cake at the month's end for my brother's birthday.  Nothing like it!  Wonderful texture.  Mahogany chiffon is good too, both from a very old Betty Crocker and Softasilk flour booklet.  Still buying the grocery store's whipped cream icing because I can't duplicate it.  Mom's whipping cream recipe is good, but this is ready to frost, freezes so there's always some on hand, and everyone's favorite.
 
 
Damn.  Last time it was pie, now I want cake.  Unfortunately, I've never craved a vegetable. 
 
Hope your weekend is spectacular!
 
It's July.  I need to keep repeating it to believe it.  But we had sun for two days and Sunday will be also.  Finally.
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th of July Marly!
SF

StitchinByTheLake said...

Always love reading your posts Marly - you write like I think...bits and pieces from here and there. :) As a former high school principal I can tell you that the teens you spoke of will unfortunately spend much of their adult life trying to get the attention they didn't get as kids. Any way they can get it....bad or good. Makes me sad to think about it. blessings, marlene

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Oh my gawd that spider story was awful. Yikes! Happy 4th to you.

Sharon Cuppetelli said...

Oh my gawd is right.. The spider story made me jump off my chair... I'm so allergic to any type of insect bites, especially BEEs I keep an Epi pin on hand....always enjoy reading your posts..Cake looks good.. Hope your evening was quiet @ some point...
It's still so noisy here..Iesr plugs in..
Take Care..

Hazel said...

Yuck I can't stand spiders either. Hope you're okay now. xx

Truus said...

Happy birthday to you and Chris and many blessings!
Do not like spiders and there are big ones here because I do living on the outside of a village near the woods.
I will send you a lots of sunshine because we have had very hot days here in Holland.
greetings,Truus from Holland

Jacqueline said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Marly, happy birthday to you.

Cabinets look good.

Enjoy your cake.

Vickie said...

Enjoy your hot dogs and cake and birthday cookies!

Kathy Barrick said...

Happy 4th, Happy, Happy Birthday Marly!!!!

Ele said...

Ouch! Hate spiders...
Happy birthday

Annmarie said...

Marly, can I move into your home - love the look and feel-so warm and cozy.
Happy Birthday!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I can't believe it's July either and I've never craved a veggie...sigh.
Oh, those spider bites itch! I had a couple last week.
Happy, happy birthday to you.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Peggy Lee said...

Your spider story gives me the heebie-jeebies! YIKES!!
I was a foster parent for many years and I found that all the kids really wanted was for someone to take the time to listen to them.
I am really hoping we will see some sun tomorrow. It's been cloudy, rainy and humid here every day for about a week.
Our neighbor shot off a home made cannon yesterday. He lives a couple houses away. The BOOM was so nasty that my microwave stopped! I think it caused the door to come ajar just enough to stop it. That isn't fireworks to me. I like the pretty stuff.

kelley said...

Is it possible to crave a vegetable? once on a liquid diet I craved an apple...LOL...sorry about that spider incident...I am totally creeped out by bugs with spiders only second to ear wigs on my list...Happy Birthday girl!!!

Barb said...

What a grim spider story and what a nasty place to get bitten!! That is a sad story about that family. Unfortunately for the children, there are far too many stories like that.I love your cabinet color!! Have a good day and a very Happy Birthday to you. Enjoy chocolate!!

Faye said...

I don't do spiders so I'd a been screaming too!!! Keep cooking ~ everything looks scrumptious 🍰

Maggee said...

Spiders alarm me, but if they are outside I let them live! Inside, NO BUGS can live!! Yecch!!! Cabinet is gonna look superb! Your pictures have made me VERY hungry now!! Happy Birthday!!

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