Friday, October 19, 2012

Tales from the Vault

Do you want to hear the scariest stories ever? Well, do you? It seems fitting with the chilling holiday quickly approaching. By the way, I don't like Halloween. It's dark and scary and kids ask for candy from strangers. Just look at the kind of movies that come out this time of year. Frightening.

I had a frightening experience once. The most terrifying of my LIFE! No, it wasn't when I married KT. I know what you're thinking. No it was when I awoke in the middle of the night to have a spider crawling on my face. No joke! I am truly afraid of creepy, crawly spiders. I don't know what it is, maybe it is my mom's influence. Thanks mom! But I woke to a tickling on my face. When I reached up to scratch it, it was a spider that I quickly pinched between my fingers, shot out of bed and ran screaming to the bathroom where I promptly flushed it down the toilet. Let's just say I lost it. I couldn't sleep in my bed for several nights after that. Talk about paranoid!

I am also afraid of slithery, slimy snakes. I can handle a toad or frog. For crying out loud, I married one. But, snakes...oh dear God...My chest is getting tight just thinking of it. I can hardly walk through the snake house at the zoo. When I was in Oregon a while back, Ladybug had a run in with a snake. Gratefully, I had run back to the RV for my sunglasses. I missed the whole episode. I might have made the situation worse with my screaming and hyperventilating. Ladybug and my mom were taking the nature trail to the beach. A little snake wrapped itself around her sneaker while she looked at my mom for help in what to do. Lifting her foot the thing slithered away. It was really just an instant, but if I had been there I probably would have caused her to be bitten or something horrendous.  We don't even know if it was poisonous.  Needless to say, if I had seen it I would have been finding an alternate route to the beach even if it meant climbing down a cliff or something.

I'm just saying there are somethings more terrifying than others.

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  1. Hahahah-eeeek!!!! To be honest, I will face a spider, a snake, heck even a bear ANYTIME before I face a mouse. Aaaaaaack. I once woke up to find a huge spider on the back of my curtain. I just saw the shadow of it, and it was so large it looked like a man's hand. I went and got my dad (to protect me from the male intruder) and he was so grossed out when he realized it was a big FURRY spider that he stood across the room and threw a boot at it. It crushed that massive spider against the curtain and left a big stain. Thanks big, brave dad :/

    1. Oh, Kristy! I think I would have been traumatized for LIFE.