Although it has been quiet around here this week, so much has been happening behind the scenes. I have been thoroughly enjoying all of the incredible Halloween costumes popping up in my Link Party. Really fantastically creative people out there! If you have one to add, there is still time! Link it up. I really do love seeing what you all made too.
On another note, I have a Scary Pre-Halloween story for you. The faint of heart, squeamish, or fearful: skip this paragraph and photo.
Thursday I was making a treat for a friend of mine whose birthday was this month, and I felt a tickle on the front of my neck. I scratched a bit and looked, but nothing was there. I kept on going, and felt it again. This time, when I flicked at my throat, something fell to the floor.
It was this:
THE SIZE OF MY PALM.
Holy cranberries. I. FREAKED. OUT. I ran around the house screaming and shaking my head and body (after trapping it, taking it’s photo, and then sending the photo to my husband at work so he could tell me if it was poisonous or not). I also obsessively checked myself the rest of the day. BTW: Not poisonous. He informed me that these are the spiders that eat the Hobo spiders. I guess this one didn’t get the memo that I DON’T HAVE ANY HOBO SPIDERS ON ME. Uh, at least I hope not.
It must have dropped on my head when I went out to the recycling right before I started to bake. So I am letting the recycling pile up by the back door because I am just not ready to go out there again, yet.
That was enough to keep me from blogging for a day. Gah. I still have chills.
Here are some photos of a Flicker that was in our yard (to wash your eyes from that spider photo).
This bird is amazingly beautiful. AND big. It is a little smaller than a chicken. Apparently, we grow everything big out here in WA!
Flickers are a type of woodpecker that eat bugs in the grass. It was totally doing that.
This is my husband’s favorite bird. And coincidentally, his birthday is today!
Happy Birthday Jim!
Add in sewing Halloween costumes, review clothing, and KCW outfit, along with running people to lessons and rehearsals, and functions, and doctor appointments. We have been so very busy.
I will be back tomorrow with a book to share for On-Our-Shelves Sunday.
What have YOU been up to?