Spiders again, bloody hell!

Here’s one I sprayed earlier.

I’ve probably blogged about spiders before. I’m arachnophobic, and I don’t just mean I don’t like them.

They’ve been stalking me lately. I keep finding them in and around the house. It’s like they know how I feel about them, and they target me deliberately. I just found one in my toilet, abusing the surface tension of water. The cheek of him! However, that was a simple fix – two flushes later, he was dead and gone. The thing that really freaks me out is how the hell he got there, and how I didn’t see him sooner. I drink a lot of tea, you know, which means I end up in that room pretty frequently! How many times I had been without knowing that little critter was lurking?

Every time I see a spider, I become convinced that they’re everywhere. In my mind, I can’t escape them. Certain places or objects are worse than others; I can’t use a clothesline because I associate them strongly with spider inhabitation, and anywhere I’ve already seen a spider becomes forever a place to be wary of.

Sometimes the phobia seems to be getting better, and I freak out less. I get optimistic and think maybe it will downgrade to a simple fear or dislike. But then it blossoms to full force again. These fluctuations don’t seem to have anything to do with how many spiders I’ve seen lately or anything; they seem random. I’m actually in a slightly-less-phobic period right now, despite being stalked. It’s nice, and I hope it lasts this time.

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2 thoughts on “Spiders again, bloody hell!

  1. notsowitty says:

    Awful awful awful awfuuuuuuuuuuuul.

  2. Kez says:

    I am SO arachnophobic. A daddy long legs crawled near me on my bed the other night and I almost lost the plot! It wasn’t even a big one! My husband had to escort it out of the house so I’d stop freaking out. I am such a wuss.

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