If bugs creep you out, this blog post may haunt your dreams.
I once heard from a blog reader who had to take a hiatus from reading my blog after I posted a picture of a gigantic spider, so if you break out in hives at nasty pictures of insects, come back in the morning when the pleasant photos return.
Until then, I have a horrific story to share with you guys.
Ryan is in a golf league and had plans to golf after work today. I figured I would spend some quality time with Sadie (Mommy 2012!) and take her on a hike at a nearby park.
I keep my hiking shoes in the garage because they are very old, dirty and sandy and I don’t want to bring the mess inside.
I always turn them upside down and clap them together outside before slipping them on to get any remaining sand or dirt out of the inside of the shoe.
I did the same thing today before wiggling my feet into them and calling to Sadie to hop in the car. I went back inside to pick up my water bottle and keys and felt what I thought must have been a small stick or something above the pad of my right foot inside my shoe. I walked back outside, pulled off the shoe and shook it.
Nothing came out.
I looked inside… and then FREAKED out and threw my shoe across the yard.
LOOK what was inside:
A mutant bug.
Ew, ew, ew.
I literally squealed and got the shivers as I thought about that huge bug rolling around underneath my toes 2.5 seconds earlier. When I finally got the nerve to collect my shoe and bang it against the pavement to get the bug out, one of its legs was the first thing to fall out.
That was enough for me. I told the bug he could have my shoe, went inside and grabbed another pair of shoes and got the heck out of there. When I returned about an hour later, he crawled out of my shoe, but didn’t get very far. I’m not sure about his current condition and I’m not about to check his vitals.
My hike with Sadie was much more relaxing than the events leading up to the hike.
We covered about three miles together.
I walked and she brought me every single stick in the forest.
This might lead you to believe she’s an excellent sharer, but don’t be fooled. She just likes to show off the goods and then run away with them. She does the same thing at the dog park, only the goods are her lady bits and she wants no part of the male suitors that come her way.
We didn’t see any interesting wildlife on our hike, but we did see the beginning of blueberries!
There are plaques along the trail that point out plants of interest and I’ve checked for blueberries for a while now near the blueberry plaque and was excited to finally see them!
After our hike, it was time to come home and try out a new recipe!
(Anyone else see a giant smiley face in the above picture?)
Tonight I made a Greek frittata by loosely following a Real Simple recipe.
My frittata contained red onion, spinach and feta cheese.
It was a great frittata, but I definitely prefer my kale and sweet potato frittata even though it’s much more work.
I also had a toasted whole wheat English muffin topped with Smart Balance and honey on the side.
Time to relax and hopefully not dream of super creepy bugs!