Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My Spidey Senses are Tingling

I've recently had a hard time falling asleep at night.  It probably started around the time they caught that creep in Cleveland. I should stop watching the news before bedtime.....  When not sleeping, I lay in bed and attempt to tire myself out by looking endlessly for new apartments, a new job, bridesmaids dresses, ceremony templates, wedding hotels, cheap substitutions for flower bouquets, shuttles, DJs, photographers.  You name it.  I may never sleep again until September 22. 

Three nights in a row I was up past 2am and then up for work at 7am.  On the fourth night, there is no way I am not sleeping.  I go to bed early around 10pm.  This is going to be a good night's sleep.  Trevor goes to bed an hour or so later and I slightly wake up for a second when he stirs but I am definitely going to go right back into deep dark sleep, no problems here.  That is until I feel a breeze of a tickle scurry down my arm hairs.  I halfway open my eyes thinking it was just the wind or just Trevor pulling a blanket off my arm.  But to my absolute horror I can barely make out a shadowy dark object moving across the blanket.....SPIDER!!!

I spastically flail to my feet, abruptly  knocking a sleepy unconscious Trevor in the head and torso and strip the bed (and a now wildly awake and fearful Trevor) of all the blankets, as I dash for the light switch and proceed to blind my shocked and exposed poor friend who could really use a good night's rest himself.

Trevor: What!? What the heck is going on?!?!?!!

Me: Ahhhhhh, there was slider crawling on me!!

Trevor tries his tired best to assure me it was not a spider.  That I was dreaming and he must have twitched.  I made it all up in my sleep.

After scouring the bed, the floor, the surrounding walls and coming up with nothing, I shut the lights back off.  He is snoring in less than 10 seconds.  I shake off the blankets and tuck myself into the tightest cocoon of sheets so that no spider or puff of air will be able to come in contact with my skin.   I lie awake again.  No use in even trying to get back to sleep with a spider on the loose in your bedroom.  No better time to start looking at bridesmaid dresses again, I suppose....


Anonymous said...

MMMMM Made me think of corned-meat sliders!!

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