“Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals.”

The morning is dreary but warm. It is supposed to rain all day, light showers. The dogs love being out, even in the rain. Last night Nala stole some candy off the table. I went outside and chased her. I was playing get you, and she was playing keep away. Below the deck is light from the spotlights but beyond is dark. I fell into a hole. Luckily, there was no sharpened bamboo. It was a Nala hole covered by leaves. I had run outside in a t-shirt and my slippers so after fifteen minutes I was so cold I gave up the game. I think Nala was disappointed.

My kitchen floor has a new layer of paw prints. Archaeologists would start stratigraphy and map each layer and check for artifacts. I was glad I didn’t wash it yesterday.

I got my booster on Wednesday. It only hurts when I touch it!

Dinner was delicious yesterday. I filled the air with a chorus of yums. I have leftovers, enough for lunch. I even have more apple crisp. What I don’t have is the toffee. Nala stole it.

When I was a kid, Friday suppers after Thanksgiving were open turkey sandwiches on toast and covered in gravy. Stuffing was on the side. I loved those sandwiches. The white bread was soft and absorbed the gravy. The stuffing was even better reheated. For dessert, I had lemon meringue pie.

I find myself yelling at odd plot details in movies. I’m watching Behemoth. The title gives the plot away. One of the characters, a teenage girl, refused to leave the restaurant where she worked until she’d saved the money in the register. The restaurant fell into a sink hole. She hasn’t stopped screaming. I keep telling her it is her own fault (which is a wonderful description given the earthquakes). The behemoth just rose from the mountains. Our hero is on it. His companion is screaming.

Spiders and snakes have never scared me even after I saw The Fly. The ending of that movie is still etched in my memory drawers. The fly with the human head is caught in a web with a spider advancing. He? It? was yelling, “Help me. Help me.” Someone did and smashed both the spider and the fly with a rock.

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4 Comments on ““Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals.””

  1. Christer. Says:

    The snow that was melting yesterday stopped to melt and I woke up to four inches of snow, I really didn’t like it but now I know how good the new tires are on snow 🙂 🙂

    Alma was fascinated by the snow and it was even hard to make her come back in when we were about to go to bed. She’s a bit calmer today though, it is already old news 🙂 🙂

    I’ve never been worried or afraid of nsakes but I did have a great fear of spiders when I was younger. Now days I almost like them and I really don’t mind that lots of them spend the winter in my home. I’m only annoyed by them when there are too many old webs hanging around 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      I don’t want snow. My sister had some the other day, and north of me will get some tonight, a couple of inches. I need to buy safe for paws ice melt. The time is coming.

      I know Henry is okay with snow, but I don’t know about Nala. Given she likes rain, I figure she’ll enjoy snow.

      I like that spiders eat all the insects in my house. In August the baby spiders emerge. They are all over.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    This morning the temperature got down to the middle 30s and the heat clicked on for only the second morning this fall. Rain is predicted for tomorrow and by Monday the high temperature will be back in the mid 70s for most of the week.

    Today we went to our authentic Chinese restaurant for lunch. I have been feeling under the weather with a cold and had a big bowl of barbecue pork, wonton and noodle soup. It hit the spot.

    Later tonight I’m sure the leftovers will reappear. I’m thinking of taking liquid nighttime cold medicine and getting into bed.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      North of me will get a couple of inches of snow, but we are not cold enough. I’m glad of that. It is cold right now, down to 49˚but the wind makes it feel colder.

      My Chinese restaurant is mostly a take-out. All the cooks are Chinese. I usually order jumbo shrimp, spare ribs and a dish of sorts. Their food is delicious.

      I had leftovers for dinner, and they were scrumptious. I am sorry they are finished.

      No reaction to the booster.

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