Musings about writing, being a freelance editor, and life in general, with healthy doses of humor and unapologetic acts of silliness.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Spider Bite Update
Exactly 10 weeks ago I woke up in the morning and discovered 10 spider bites on one leg, and another bite on the other leg. The bites never hurt, and it didn't wake me up when that sneaky spider bit me, but man, do they ever itch! Worse yet, after 10 weeks they are only now beginning to heal. In the meantime, I look like I have leprosy! Check it out. I got those bites on September 7 and they look as bad now as they did that first day.
I now go to bed with a flyswatter, and I'm jumpy as all get-out. I keep beating myself black and blue because I feel a little prickle and then I yell and slap at it, only to discover it wasn't a spider but a corner of the blanket touching my arm. I hate closing my eyes in the shower for fear one will pop up out of the drain or land on me from the ceiling.
Have you ever been bitten by a spider, and if so, how long did it take for the bites to heal? From what I understand, all spider bites are poisonous, but most are a very mild poison. It's the brown recluse, the hobo, and the black widow spiders that are dangerous. I leave them alone when they're outside, but if they come inside, it's all out war!
I'm retired from freelance editing and living the good life. I love not working for a living! I live on a small farm in rural western Washington State where I reside with my dogs, cats, and horses. I have a warped sense of humor and I'm joyously silly most of the time.