Monday, November 14, 2011
Scorpion on my pillow
So this was an eventful weekend. First, I woke up Saturday morning with an ear infection. Fun. We had people over that night for drinks and to watch some big fight or other on TV, which apparently lasted 64 seconds. Sunday I made a great big turkey dinner, kind of a pre-Thanksgiving thing, complete with mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pecan pie. My little sister and Mother-in-law joined us, and we watched Elf and then put up (most) of our Christmas decorations. When they left my husband & I watched another movie and ate some more food, and then when I went to bed, I noticed a little dust bunny on my pillow. I started to brush it away when I noticed that it looked like a very odd little dust bunny.
Because it was a SCORPION!! There was a #$%&ing SCORPION on my #$%&ing PILLOW!! UUUUUGH!! I'd never seen one before in my life, outside of a zoo or something. I was like HOW THE #$%& did a scorpion get in my house, let alone onto my pillow on top of my bed? Are there MORE of them? Is my mattress brimming with scorpions now? Why isn't the dog more upset about this?? My husband put the little bastard into a plastic container and we doused it in bug spray until it died, then we flushed it.
But my skin is still crawling!!! I can still see it shaking its pincers at us in rage, trying to sting our fingers through the plastic container. I had to check all the pillows and blankets and under the bed, and it still took me hours to fall asleep. Every time the dog brushed up against my leg I thought it was the scorpion army come to avenge their murdered comrade.