Does anyone out there have trouble with illogical fears? Do they prevent you from doing what you would want to do? Take up valuable time and energy?
The last four days have been spent in bed fighting off a very bad cold. (About half of America is in the same boat as me.)
Today I felt well enough to make myself food* and put the clothes on the floor in the hamper (yay, I'm an adult!)
Spending the evening playing some Saga 3,** then wearily I went back to bed.
Only to be startled by a small spider in my bed with me. After I climbed down from the ceiling I examined the critter and found it was quite dead.
I don't have a phobia of any invertebrates, really. Spiders are the most awesome of predators and they make my life better in so many ways. However, we have this little agreement that they are not allowed against my skin unwillingly (at least unwilling on my part.)
I know that there is very little chance that a spider could ever do any real harm to me, unless I lived in Australia. The spider was already dead when I found it. This is no CSI but I'm pretty sure it was killed by me.
I pulled off all the covers and washed them. I'm tired and still sick, but I don't want to go to bed still. I check again and again but I'm still a bit anxious.
I figured sharing this embarrassing story will make me feel better. And if not it might make someone else feel better. And I washed my germie bed clothes. It has the potential to be good all around.
Except for that particular spider.
*other then corn dogs
**I have a hard time making progress in this game because it is in Japanese and my Japanese non-existent, so I have to stop quite frequently and figure out what the game is trying to tell me.