28 June 2009

National Geographic

That is what yesterday felt like :) I felt like I was in the magazine!! First, at about one in the morning, when I was heading to bed, i walked in to my bedroom and saw this!!!

This is no exaggeration....it was about the size of a dollar bill. Huge for a spider!! I have never seen anything like it and it was the first time that I was actually scared of a spider. It was sooooo big and hairy, and fangy, and ewwwww that I was positive that it had to be poisonous. It probably wasn't though. What kind of spider is it?? I am thinking maybe a Wolf Spider and all I could think about the entire night was all of the eggs that it probably laid all over my house, especially my pillow. Don't you hate that?? In the sevenish years that I have lived here, I have only seen probably 5 bugs in my house and the previous four were ants. Im freaked out. It could have eaten Catalina!! Ok, that was an exaggeration :)
Next, on my way to some garage sales, my dad announced that he just saw a groundhog on the side of the road!! Who sees a groundhog in real life? I have only seen them in movies, not even at the zoo! So, I made him turn the car around so I could see it and snap a picture:

They are actually pretty big as well. Like a giant prairie dog :) Sooo cute! It was chilling on the side of the road eating leaves :) Loved it!
Then, while my dad was in a garage sale, I sat in the car for about 10 minutes watching this momma bird fly in and out of this hole in the tree with treats to feed it's little baby birds. There were about 4 little bird heads sticking out of the hole with their mouths open....sooooo stinkin cute!! The only clear shot I got was of the mom and one of the babies...

I was more excited about watching them then trying to get a picture. It was so neat.
How cool are all of God's creatures...even the spiders really. I mean a spider's web is such an amazingly stunning work of art. SOooo, cool.
Then to finish my day of photographing animals :) I took some pics of my favorite little animal, Catalina, taking a bath :)

I love her soooo much!!
Today, church was amazing, as usual....I love it.
And this afternoon I am going to my cousin's 21 birthday bar-b-q where there will be a washer's tournament!!! Nicole and I's men are THE BOMB at washers so I am sure they will win :) We shall see. I know it will be a good time and the weather is gorgeous here!! After a week of 90-100 degrees we have a beautiful sunny day in the 80's! perfect! I am going to take lots of Polaroids today....have a blessed Sunday!
Oh and the needle in one of my sewing machines broke last night at about midnight when I attempted to finish the binding so as soon as I get it fixed or switch over to the other machine, I will post pictures of the finished quilt. It is way more beautiful than I thought it was going to be. I am pleased with it :)
Ok, peace out!


  1. Don't worry. I think it's just a wolf spider.

    When Mark and I were first married, we had gone to bed - the lights were out and I said to Him: "I think there is a spider in the corner of the room." He said - you can't hear a spider! I said "I'm telling you, I can hear a spider in the corner of our room and I can't go to sleep until you get up and do something about it." He made fun of me but he finally got up to look (I think he just wanted to get some sleep!)

    Sure enough, there was a H-U-G-E spider - about like the one in your picture! Needless to say, my husband was amazed that I knew it. He asked how I knew. I said I could hear it. I think it kept running into the wall. And it was so huge that it made a sound!

    I don't know why I just told you that - it's just that "your" spider reminded me of "my" spider - LOL! :)

    Catalina is so cute and so were the birdies and the groundhog!

    I just made a discovery - I'M STARTING TO LIKE ANIMALS! Woohoo!!

    See you in a little while, but I must warn you - my husband is REALLY good at washers - he might just give your husband a run for his money! ha ha

  2. Ewwwwwwwwwwww. I hate wolf spiders. I used to see them all the time in the house I lived in growing up. Still makes me shudder!

  3. Wow, crazy spider! My mom has claimed there was a "creature" living behind their house for a few years now, but no one else ever saw it. Anyway, a few weeks ago, I got a photo and sure enough it was a groundhog. Did you know they are also called "whistlepigs"? I think that name is more fun :)

  4. i thought wolf spiders were poisonous...i'm probably wrong though.

    i just make the assumption that every spider has the capability to kill me, so i kill them first.


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