"I don't like spiders and snakes and that ain't what it takes to love me you fool, you fool..." (Jim Stafford and Dolly Parton song) Remember that one?? Of course, I don't expect my friend Andresa to remember, the song was popular in 1974!
Yes it is true, I hate spiders! I really hate big spiders! This time of the year I always find them all over my bushes in the backyard. I'll tell you right now, I'm not going to be doing any yardwork or trimming! I'm not afraid, mind you or I'd not be looking at them, it's just that they creep me out! Yucky, as Jakob would say. He also says, "Grammie come look!" So of course, I being the brave grammie that I am, arm myself with a stick and show him all the wonders of the spider and it's web. (blaaaah!) I do this so he won't bring one in the house to show ME. When I worked at the elementary school library I had some upper grade boys bring in a tarantula to show me expecting me to freak out. Freak out (on the inside, I did) on the outside cool as a cucumber. That took every bit of brave fiber in me! ("I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" was the promise in the Word that I was claiming as my own!). So, I can't close without posting some pictures of the new neighbors that have camped out in our backyard, so I'm giving you fair warning: Below my signature are some gnarly looking spiders and you may not want to go there but if you do, don't mind them, they are taking a break from their spinning class and eating some choice morsel of something.....protein I'm sure... yucky!