Friday, May 6, 2016

This was no eency weency spider!

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

The thing I REALLY don't like about spring?


They lurk. They sit there on the ceiling ... and then suddenly DROP right on the counter where you're making breakfast. (They seem to show up early in the morning...a LOT.)

I don't know where they've been all winter, but I wish they'd stay there. In fact, as I dispose of the bodies (after many screams that Mr. L says for sure are going to send him to an early grave), I tell the lifeless (usually squashed) corpse that it could have "lived a long and happy life" if it had only stayed OUTSIDE.

I know, I know--spiders are good. They eat the bad bugs (and also poop everywhere. See little black spots in the corner near a web? I rest my case).

This is the time of year when other bugs make their reappearance, too.

Ants; centipedes, pill bugs, flies ... the list goes on and on.

I remember my first trip to Northern California. Everyone had their windows open and nobody had screens.  Why?  No bugs.

Is there something about spring that bugs you, too?

P.S.  As I typed this -- a spider started crawling on my wall.  I screamed -- and it fell off the wall. I guess I scared it as much as it scared me.


P.P.S.  The paperback edition of A Fatal Chapter came out this week. If you haven't caught up on Tricia's and Angelica's latest paperback adventure, you can do it now!  (P.P.P.P.S. the price of the ebook edition also dropped.)

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