Yes – a grasshopper flew into my hair and got stuck.
Yes – “millers” followed me in to the house nightly.
Yes – a mosquito or two tried to suck my blood.
And yes – at least twice, two gi-normous Circus-Peanut-Candy-sized bees bumbled sideways into me, somehow unable to resist the gravitational pull I apparently possess.
But, omygosh!!!! The spiders! EEKS! It is raining spiders in Springfield, literally! Each time one of the parentals and myself have headed out to the patio swing, or out the front door or really anywhere – some mammoth, hairy, scary spider drops from a doorframe or a tree or the roof overhang or the sky. aaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeekkkksssssss……!!!!!!!!!!!!
One spider, a fat, black, nickel-sized spider just sat on my wrist as if he were my pet. The one in the picture was at least a 2-incher. They’re everywhere – in the sky, in my hair. Mama-mia – H E L P !
I am visiting the parents where they retired 4 months ago in Springfield, MO.
Springfield is…interesting. I have never seen so many junk stores, resale shops and on-going home rummage sales in my life. This could be an antiquer’s haven – or perhaps just the biggest pile of junk in the heartland!
They also have more eating establishments per capita than anywhere I have ever been and Dave’s goal is to eat at every single one.
We have seen 8032 churches (A of G “holy land”), 637 women wearing shorts who shold NOT have been and 214 mullets – yes, the Joe Dirt “do.”
We’ve hung some pictures on the wall, helped dad rebuild a shed, adjusted some doors and enjoyed the final days of summer as they have slipped into fall. The sunsets have been quiet and colorful, the days pleasant. Mom is constantly trying to feed us and dad wants to give us unforgettable memories of fun times. We just enjoy being near them.
This is where I am…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Still to do: Yahtzee with mom, talk time with dad
pictured: me and mom and the four of us just before church Sunday morning