Musings From A Musical Mind

Something weird happened the other day when the weather was nice.  We spent a lot of time outside, on trails and parks around our town.  It was SO NICE to be outside – I got a nice sunburn on my neck and shoulders, but it was still such a change in weather, I didn’t mind.

Then the weird thing.  I noticed a bump on the back of my neck by my hairline – and associated irritation to the side of my neck.  My first thought:  Spider bite.  But Greg couldn’t really see anything, redness or welt – so I began to think it was my imagination.  The next day the lymph node on that side of my neck felt larger, like something draining into it – so at least I didn’t think I was crazy anymore.  It was definitely some kind of insect bite.

Tick attached behind ear. Note swollen lymph n...

Tick attached behind ear. Note swollen lymph node on neck below. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I began to google “spider bite” And was amazed at the things I was reading. Some people got bites while walking around outside – some while sleeping IN BED. I asked Greg how this could happen while I slept – I mean – where did they come from?  How did they get in?  It messed with me – got all mingled up in my thoughts, all the while still feeling the swollen neck.

Last night Greg worked late and we were finally settled in when all of a sudden I opened my eyes and looked above my head, only to discover a SPIDER WEB shining in the moonlight directly above my head.  The web string had not one but two little spiders hanging on the end of it.

FINALLY I have an answer, I thought – and said out loud to Greg, “there’s a spider web above my head with two spiders!”  He said nothing.  So I said it again, “Greg – are you hearing me?  I said – THERE’S A WEB ABOVE MY HEAD WITH SPIDERS ON IT!”  Still nothing.  “Greg – are you dumb?  Can you hear me?  I’m going to turn the light on now – get ready to GET THEM!”

I jumped up and turned on the light.  Greg was sleepy and somewhat reluctant to help me in my distress – but he did make a generous arm gesture – sweeping the area above where I was sleeping.  I couldn’t believe that was all he was going to do – I mean, if you knock down the web string – won’t the little spiders then crawl all over the bed and more to the point – my PILLOW?  We looked everywhere for the web and the spiders which had now disappeared – and Greg quizzed me, “you said there were two spiders? You know that’s pretty much impossible, right?”  Hmmmm.  He didn’t believe me – but I knew what I had seen.

We finished our search – looked above our heads, at the ceiling – nothing.  So I finally turned off the light and crawled back in bed.  With the light out again – I tried to see the spot where I had first seen the spiders dangle down in front of me.  It was pitch black in our room – no moonlight at all.  It was then that I realized I must have dreamt it.  There was no way I could have seen a spider web in the dark.

By this time I was quite flabbergasted.  I mean – it was so real!  How would I wake up that fast and say what I did to Greg?  It seemed impossible to me – and yet I could not explain the total darkness.  The whole thing became HILARIOUS to us.  The yelling at Greg to “DO SOMETHING” – the sweeping his arm over the place where I was sleeping – all of it!  Then Greg said, “maybe they were coming back to finish the job”  We must have laughed for a good half hour after that.

Hopefully NOT!!

Needless to say – there are NO spiders in our bed – real or imagined.  And my bite will continue to be somewhat of a mystery.  At least for now :)

 

God Bless

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Comments on: "When Spiders Attack In The Dark" (8)

  1. I enjoyed the humor in your story, especially at the end. What you did to your husband is what my wife does to me all the time. You see, she can’t stand any type of insect, little or big ones. When growing up as a child she was afraid of insects. I’m the “Protector” of the house when it comes to spiders and other insects that make their way into our abode . I’ll come home from work and find a white cups on the carpet and underneath it I will always find some sort of bug. So, Cindy, your story about the spider web reminded me of the many times I had to come to my wife’s rescue from these little creepy and crawly critters. Blessings to your and family. Have a GREAT week-end … Mikey

    P. S. – Thank you for liking my post entitled “Only A Sunday Christian”.

  2. Haha! Hilarious story.

    I’m really glad that the 2 little spiders were gone. I’m the bug annihilator in the Procter house.

    As to the mystery of how you got the bite… maybe it was a ninja spider.

  3. Cindy, Rob is right. You could start crawling on the walls and shooting spider webs too if it was a real radioactive spider. Anyways, glad it was a dream. I had similar dreams before.

  4. If you start to get super powers then you will know that the spiders at night were real. They may have been mutant spiders and you could get the ability to stick to walls. What? That’s not cool for you? Well, next time get bit by a cooler radioactive insect.

    • Rob – you are TOO funny! I can see how that would make you think that being bit by an insect would be cool if it gave you super human powers. You must watch “Big Bang Theory” like we do – funniest show EVER!!

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