Ree Drummond – Spider Slayer

**DISCLAIMER**  Mom:  Don’t read this post.

See this box?

I was so excited to get this box in the mail.  It contained my copy of Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks! cookbook which had been on backorder from for a couple of weeks.

I love that a blogger wrote a cookbook that reads just like her amazing blog and is now a #1 New York Times bestselling author.  That speaks to me, a writer and a cook and a blogger, on so many levels that I cannot even begin.

Back to my horror story of skill and cunning.

I was on the phone with my husband when I got the mail.  I started to open it when he asked me if something else came, so I set it aside (on my bed – panic attack starting as the memories come crashing forward) found the item of mail about which he had been inquiring, and walked out of my bedroom.

Later that night I picked the box back up and zipped the little cardboard strip open.  Something white caught my eye.

Just as I opened it all the way, a black widow spider jumped out at me.

I kid you not.

I was so started that I dropped the whole thing – book, box, horrible scary black widow spider.

The worse part was – this was my bedroom, in my house, where my babies live.  I wanted to sleep in there again, and I didn’t want the horrible scary  black widow spider loose in the house.

Armed with a shoe and a billion tons of adrenaline surging through my system, I hesitantly lifted the edge of the cardboard hoping that I could find the spider and yet still at the same time afraid I’d find the spider.  Only to discover that the cookbook had smashed the spider.

It was a beautiful thing.

Ree, if I ever meet you and hug your neck whilst collapsing in grateful sobs, now you’ll know why.

I want to add that if I had opened the package while on the phone with Gregg, I would have been distracted from the task on hand and might have either been bitten or not seen the escaping creature. Continued proof that God is good, all the time.  :-)


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This post was linked to Grattituesday, because I’m thankful the horrible scary black widow spider is dead.

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