We did a little shopping and then returned home - the 90+ degree weather made gallivanting about a little tiring.
We plan to have a regular girl's day out. Hopefully they won't necessarily include trips to the Doctor.
Pat had something interesting to show me upon my return. He had taken a little break from work and as is his custom, he opened the door to wander around the yard, checking on garden things.
There was a big sticky spider web on the front porch. He knocked it down and looked carefully to see what kind of spider he had encountered.
It was this:
Know what this is? It is a black widow spider. Thankfully, for us anyway, a dead black widow spider (it had been promptly executed by Patrick).
It was ON OUR FRONT PORCH AND MY GRANDBABY IS COMING NEXT WEEK.
We are now being extra vigilant about our surroundings. We never leave our shoes outside (something I often did up north). I garden with gloves on (something I never did up north) and we are making sure that the doors are always pulled tightly shut.
You can't be too careful.
Skunks and snakes and spiders. Oh, my.
Martha Washington geranium -
a gift from Daniel two or three years ago on Mother's Day