Ewey. Yucky. Grossness.
I've had enough for today. Now I need to drink to forget.
I had my very first run-in with maggots today. I don't even think I can put into words the absolute horror you experience when you realize what your eyes are seeing....on your kitchen counter....right next to the food you're preparing for dinner. Yuck. Yuck. YUCK!
Needless to say, that teensy bit of liquid in the crock pot was tossed down the sink, followed by running water down the sink for ... oh twenty minutes or so. Just to make sure all those buggers washed far, far away from my kitchen. Everything got a once over in the sterilization department and the dishwasher is running the rest of the sterilization as we speak. This is something I can never un-see. I will forever be changed.
As if that wasn't enough to give me nightmares, I headed outside to move the old filing cabinet from the back alley to the front yard for a large item pick up tomorrow. Luckily the four thousand pound pressed-board filing cabinet has weakened structurally in the months it has sat out in the alley. Moisture has swollen the boards and they were easy to pull apart with my hands. I toted one heavy piece at a time through the backyard to the street in front.
I picked up the last piece, the bottom drawer, and proceeded to shut the back gate. As I trudged back over the uneven ground I thought to myself I was blessed with the darkness so I couldn't see what I was holding in my hands. I set down the drawer to close the second gate and jumped back after laying my eyes on the most gigantic spider on the edge of the drawer I was just holding. (I'm not going to lie...I screamed. Loud. Right outside my neighbor's window).
I used a stick to fling the spider across the driveway and noticed a long, dark slug-like slug slinking up over the edge of the drawer. EEEEEEWWWWW! Again the stick was my savior, protecting me from the reality of a slug crawling up my arm. Flung into the night, I assume both intruders will be long gone by morning. They better be.
I took a quick glance for any more infestation near the top of the drawer, grabbed it quickly, and practically ran it the rest of the way up the driveway to the pile of other filing cabinet pieces and flung it down.
Yuckity, yuck, yuck, yuck! I feel like I need a bath. I'm all creepy crawly. Why on earth did I make wild rice soup tonight? I can't imagine the thought of what I will see when I have to close my eyes. Hence the mojito. I need to wash those visions right out of my mind. Now. And forever.