Baking update...

I had every intention of trying out my Lightened-Up Monkey Bread recipe... I just realized I bought regular yeast instead of quick-rise. Ugh! I did whip up 3 batches of cookies last Friday. Frosted Ginger, Ultimates (named by Bro. Regnier), and Chocolate Chocolate chip. The Frosted Ginger are my new ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!! I think I ate all but 2 out of the 10 or so that we didn't give away. I LOVE THEM!! They have cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and molasses and are topped off with a powdered sugar frosting that has a hint of lemon! SO YUM!

Don't they look delish!!!?

I'm probably rethinking the nutella cookies also. I hate recipes that look simple but require a lot of menial work. I refuse to knead dough after mixing it in the mixer. I might try it over Christmas break when I have more time on my hands or next time I'm super bored and want to spend time kneading dough. :(
Anyhow, back to the market to exchange my yeast. I guess I'll make the bread saturday... I'll let you know if it's super yum!

UPDATE: 11/15/11 Okay, I tried my Monkey Bread recipe! I've actually made it twice so far! 1st time... I don't think I let it rise enough. The completed product was really short out of the pan... It still tasted yummy, just looked funny. 2nd attempt was AWESOME! The bread rose beautifully... I made it my way instead of all the steps they put you through. I mixed the butter & milk w/ the 2 sugars and cinnamon and just used additional cinnamon/sugar mix to roll the bread in. It's much quicker and easier! It's sooo good I can't believe it's light!!!]


I LOVE this month!! Seriously! I love that the nights start to get oh so cold and I just wanna snuggle deeper into my warm, comfy bed... [only on weekends :( ] I recently had an offer for a free trial of Cooking Light magazine and I have so many NEW recipes that I want to try! Since it's cooler I can bake away to my hearts content since I don't have to worry about the house getting hot or myself getting hot!! (Have I mentioned how much I hate being hot?)

New recipes that I want to try this month:

  1. PB and Dark Chocolate fudge
  2. Triple Chocolate Cake (Chocolate cake, chocolate mousse filling and chocolate ganche to top it off... YUM!)
  3. Nutella Sandwich Cookies (I recently discovered Nutella and how yummy it is!!)
  4. Lightened-Up Monkey Bread (This is already a favorite! This is made w/ homemade wheat dough only 2g of fat/serving as opposed to 13! Can't wait!)
5. 14-layer chocolate cake... (Have had this recipe for awhile courtesy of and she makes it look so easy... you should look at the picture it looks AMAZING!)* I pasted it here for you, so you don't have to do any work except maybe wipe the drool off your face!

That's it for now. I'll let you know when I bake all these... Once I find the time and money!

The Lovely Little Girl & the Bathroom...

Alrighty. Since Halloween is in 4 days I'm going to tell you a VERY scary story!
About 2 months ago, a lovely little girl was feeling tired, so up to bed she went. She was a very good girl so, of course, she brushed and flossed. It was while she was brushing the girl noticed little spots on her bathroom ceiling... they looked like someone had dirty hands and flicked their hands all over the wall. The lovely girl decided to look closer... AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!! The little dirty spots were actually baby SPIDERS! I know what you're thinking, baby spiders? What's so bad about that? They're BABIES!! Well, this lovely little girl suffers from severe arachnophobia (that means fear of spiders) and it wasn't so much the baby spiders... she was wondering where the mama spider was that just hatched all those baby spiders! So, this lovely little girl (really trying to keep it together) went and grabbed her spider spray, and then turned into John Goodman from Arachnophobia! She sprayed and sprayed and sprayed and sprayed AND SPRAYED! She sprayed so much that her throat was hurting for an hour afterwards! She sprayed until there was nothing left to spray and then sprayed some more! Then the door was shut, a towel was pushed under the door so nothing could get out (everything had to die in there!!) Then the lovely little girl let herself have a moment of pure breakdown! After a quick cry (no really, it was quick) she tore her whole room apart checking for escapees and other creepy visitors before she was finally able to relax a little ( a VERY LITTLE)! The lovely little girl had a terrible time trying to sleep, but finally, she was able to drift into an uncomfortable sleep (she left the light on, of course!)
The next day, the lovely little girl, put on her BIG GIRL panties and OPENED THE BATHROOM DOOR! The spots were still on the wall and ceiling but they were plastered to the wall and ceiling b/c of all the spray (DIE SUCKERS!) Everything was taken out and that bathroom and spider carcasses were vacuumed and scrubbed away! Then, the fan was sealed off b/c that lovely little girl was smart and realized that was where all the babies came from and she never wanted to meet Mommy and Daddy Spider. The lovely little girl now sprays her room and bathroom about every other month to keep anything and everything away... and so far so good.


Oh October...

Took my niece to Disneyland Wednesday w/ Soni. Her birthday wasn't until Saturday so she still got in for free. It was SO HOT 102 at least. Ugh! It was still fun! We went on a bunch of kiddie rides, had lunch, saw Dolphin tale (super cute movie), then ended w/ Haunted Mansion. I'm hoping it was a fun day for her, b/c I sure missed all the adult fun rides!!

More later...

Nutshelling August... *sheepish grin*

August! August! August! Is it sad that I really do not like the middle 3 months of the year? It's summer, it's hot, the electricity bill goes WAY up! Sigh. Summer gets such a bad rap. I've liked it better this year, since I've been living at the pool, but I JUST. CAN'T. STAND. BEING. HOT!!
The RS lessons have been going way better after that first one where I had an extra 15 minutes that I was struggling to fill! I taught Chastity last month... *giggle* I think some of those RS ladies are wondering where the heck I came from! I used gum as my object lesson... I asked if I offered them gum would they rather have this (wrapped/packaged gum) or this (gum I took from Soni's mouth as she was chewing it)... they all were giggling. But when we are chaste we are still "wrapped" or pure. No one wants to chew used gum unless you are Buddy the Elf! The ladies are still talking about it.
This month our water line to our fridge developed a leak!! There was water on the floor and the line was making a spritzing sound. I pulled out the stove and found where the line had a tiny hole... I tried to kink it like a garden hose, which only accomplished making the tiny leak a geyser!!! I yelled at Soni to turn the water off and then our cousin's plumber, Francisco (ooo! That's fun to say!) came over the next day and fixed everything for us... so all is well at the money pit!!

Soni & I are planning a vacation/35 birthday celebration for me the week of Thanksgiving in San Francisco! Whoo! We already booked our hotel and we want to go to Chinatown, Ghiradelli Square, Alcatraz-at night- *Freaky!*, and loads more places! I'm excited! I've been working LOADS of extra hours to make extra money so we can have a GOOD TIME! You only turn 35 once, right!! :)

I'm already doing better for September! YAY!

July in a nutshell too!!

I'll try to be better for August, but no promises!!

4th of July, you ask? I think my sister and I went to the movies and shopping. No fireworks. We didn't care this year... I've seen fireworks at Disneyland, the Hollywood Bowl, Lake Arrowhead-my favorite, by FAR!), Big Bear, Vet's Stadium, the Queen Mary, Dodger Stadium... What's left? I mean really?!

This month I went to my nephew's baptism/8th birthday party. That sounds funny. The birthday party was not at the church. 1st the Baptism. Then Birthday party at the house. At the baptism Soni & I sang 'I wonder when He comes again'. Unfortunately, I had just booked it to my car to grab my mini primary songbook and booked back, so I was COMPLETELY out of breath and couldn't control my diaphragm enough to squeeze out those high notes. (And they are REALLY HIGH NOTES!!) Oh well, not like it was for money or a singing contract right?!

Here's the handsome little devil here!!
He's just so adorable! It's hard to believe he's 8!!!

I'm struggling to remember what else I did this month... that's probably why I should blog more consistently, right?! Anyhow, I'll be way better for... September... since August is gone now!!!

June in a nutshell!

I have been sorta slacking on the blogging scene so I figured I would give you my month wrapped up in a paragragh or 2... or 3! :)
I know EVERYONE loves summertime! Lazy days where you can lounge by the pool and the weekend is all week long and you have no commitments. But my summer is a little different. When everyone is free is when we get SUPER busy!! I work for an oral surgeon so the wisdom teeth usually come out at this time before school starts up again. This means, in the words of the magician from the Frosty the Snowman cartoon, that we are "Busy! Busy! Busy!" This means that I have to really relish the weekends and take advantage of free time!

This month I went to my youngest nieces 1st birthday party. We celebrated at Long Beach Towne Center. There's a patio area where we had cupcakes and then the little kids played in the little splash fountain while Soni and I snuck away to see X-men: First Class. :) (AWESOME!)

I also had the opportunity to go the Newport Temple with my 2 sisters, Dad, Bro-in-law, niece-Nicole and nephew-Dylan. We did Baptisms for the Dead for our family names that my cousin Gayle put together. It was a great experience to be able to participate in that for my own family.

Finally, I taught my first ever Relief Society lesson this month. I used to teach Gospel Doctrine when I was in the singles ward, so this wasn't too bad. I think I just need to get used to timing again. I ran out of lesson material with 15 minutes still to go and was struggling a little to fill it!! I'll know better for next time though. I think I'm really going to like this calling! It's only once/month... I like that!! :)

Weekend getaway!

Ahhhh.... We just got back from here! Where we shopped until we dropped here & here & HERE!!!
We ate here both days. YUM! I was HAPPY! Still am happy! I LOVE spending time with this couple!! Happy to be home now... (ask me tomorrow if I'm still happy when I have to head back to work.) :/

YAY... Ooops!

I'm not Catholic, so imagine my surprise when I finished my 40 days of giving stuff up for Lent and then my co-workers tell me that Lent isn't over until Sunday! What?! I counted! I started on Ash Wednesday and counted 40 days... that ending was yesterday... I was feeling quite proud of my accomplishment and Boom! In my face! Oh well, I'm LDS not Catholic... no biggie. I'll take the 40 days I finished already and run with them! :) I'm proud to say, I did pretty well! My prayers have been AWESOME... I remember night, but have forgotten about 3 times in the morning. Scripture reading was forgotten  neglected about the same amount of times... 3.  Considering I wasn't really putting effort into any of it at all I have vastly improved.  Got my Temple Recommend renewed at church Sunday and decided I need to make the effort to go a LOT more!!  So, I  made a goal of 1/mo.  I have next Thursday off so I am making an appointment and GOING!  (Anyone is welcome to tag along-Newport @ 10AM).  I'm still working on my last Ensign for 2010, but am almost done.  I've never felt so accomplished spiritually! (OK, on my mission I was of course... but you have all the time in the world for spiritual matters!)
Anyhow, Now that spiritual aspects are going well, it's time to pick up on the physical... EXERCISE!  Ugh!  I WILL start sometime in the next 2 weeks! :)  I give myself plenty of time to procrastinate and try to get in the mood!  Something needs to be done.  I'll continue to keep you all updated!


Only 6 more days and I am back on FB!! Whoo-Hoo! I've missed it, but I definitely have realized that I don't need it all that bad! I do have to admit that I was bad once and did get on there last week. I only looked at my profile to see if a friend had written in regards to me submitting one of her cake creations to the blogspot One of her cakes made it!! I thought that was worthy of breaking it once to tell her about it! Other than that, I have been pretty good!

I'm doing great with the Ensign/scripture reading and thankfulness journal entries. I believe I have only missed 2 days of reading and I am 5 Ensign articles away from being in 2011 Ensigns! YAY! I'm positive that I'll keep up all my good habits after Lent is over... They say, 21 days of doing something and it becomes a habit... I think 40 would cement it!

On another note I am totally enjoying my freshly installed ceiling fan! It got up there just in time for the warmer weather!

Anyway, I will give a final report next Monday when Lent is officially over! :)

WOW!! Look what I did!!

OK, Seriously! I am beyond thrilled! For real! Whenever I think about coming home and seeing my handiwork, I get a big smile to my face!! Can't believe I was able to do this all on my own! (Well, I had to wait for Soni to come home so she could hold it up while I connected the wires and then connected it to the base.) Following are the 'before', 'during', & 'after'. YAY! ( I said at least 5 prayers to Heavenly Father while I was doing this!!)
I couldn't find the before picture. It was in my phone, and I never deleted it, but now it's gone!! So click this link and then click on the pic to enlarge it. In the mirror you can see the gold accents! It was UGLY!!

This is the during. Putting on the blades.

This is the after... see how nice and bright white it is!! And nice frosted lights instead of the gold ones with black lining the inside!

Lent update 2...

It's still going really well. I can't believe I haven't gotten on FB since March 9!! It seriously feels like it's been FOREVER!! I can't wait until I can read people's statuses again! The thinking positively has been going great! I have my 3 thankful things that I do everyday, the Ensign's for 2010 only have 2 left in the pile (started with 6), the prayers have continued daily without fail as have the scripture readings. The only thing that's kinda hard for me is the complaining... You see, I work with only 1 other full-time girl in the back office at my work... and she is not a hard worker. She sometimes hides out in the bathroom, she has told me that she does nothing on Wednesday when she is supposed to be stocking the office... so basically, I get left with picking up her slacking off. I try not to let it get it to me. I just try to do my job, but a lot of times b/c she hasn't done her job, I get stuck with double duty. I've talked to my boss, but he's a wuss and won't really talk to anyone about anything, so I've decided just not to worry about it, since he doesn't seem to care, but I still feel the need to vent every once in awhile, which comes across as complaining. I have to say, though, it's a lot less than it was before! Anyway, 4 1/2 weeks left!!

Lent update & Honesty

So far so good. My boss is out of town right now, so it's been SUPER easy not to gossip or complain. :) The Facebook give-up, I'm not going to lie, has been HARD!! After the first 2-3 days it felt like it had been weeks already!! I kept wanting to jump on and check on everyone's statuses! Since then it's been getting easier. I've finished a whole Ensign and am more than half way through a second one! YAY!
I'm not sure if this Lent thing has gotten me thinking or if it's been the Judgement, Second Coming & Exaltation Lessons we've been getting in church, but I have been thinking a lot lately at how bad I am at scripture reading and praying.
Not many people know this about me, but several years ago I was going through a health scare. I was having UTI's every other month, lots of back (kidney area) pain & I was tired a lot. For those of you who haven't heard, I was born with 4 kidneys & 4 ureters one of which wasn't connected to my bladder. After YEARS of testing, peeing in cups, IVP dyes, x-rays and exploratory surgery, I finally went in for major surgery at age 6 to 'fix my leak' so to speak. It was pretty traumatizing and now as an adult, I have a slight freak-out now and then if my back aches or I'm getting UTI's constantly.
So, I went in and consulted with my Doctor, who was concerned too, and sent me to a Specialist. During this time, I received multiple blessings, was praying constantly that they would be able to figure out what was wrong.... even if it was cancer I at least wanted an answer and to know I wasn't crazy. The specialist referred me out for a VCUG, which stands for Voiding Cysto urethrogram basically, they catheterize you, fill your bladder, and then stand you up and take x-rays while you void. (Fancy way of saying pee). They wanted to see if I had reflux of my ureters since I have 4 going into my bladder. This test showed nothing. Grrr...
My next test was a Cystoscopy... I'm not even going to explain this one... just look it up. All you need to know, is it hurts and I cried. Again, this test showed nothing. When the Specialist told me this, I was devastated. I had been praying so hard for comfort and when I got home I fell to my knees and .... nothing. I had no words. I felt abandoned by Heavenly Father. All I had wanted was an answer, a name for my pain. Ever since then my praying has gone by the wayside, scripture reading came to a stop. I still had a testimony of a lot of the principles and doctrines of the gospel, but felt like my faith was slightly shaken.
Lately, I've really felt the promptings/desire/need to get it all back. Yesterday, I added some stuff to my Lent give-ups. Not really give-ups, but just things I need to do. So, I pledged to set aside one hour of each day to study my scriptures and write in my 'liken' journal (you know how Nephi said to liken the scriptures to ourselves? That's what my 'liken' journal is for), to write in my thankfulness journal and read my Ensign. I just put in my earplugs so it's quiet and go. I also pledged to say my prayers morning and night without fail!
Last time I went to the dentist for a check-up, they said everything was fine, but then noted some areas they wanted to keep an eye on. I have to admit I'm not the best flosser... even though I work in the dental field... then and there I decided to make sure I brush and floss EVERYDAY. And I haven't missed a day since. Why is it so easy to make that a daily habit but the scriptures and prayers (which I've tried to make a habit before) are so hard? I'm hoping this new plan will make a difference. I have to admit though, it's hard to feel close to my Heavenly Father after being away for so long. Anybody have their own tricks or tips to getting that relationship back? Or making scriptures and prayers daily?

Oh.... Dear!

Have you ever spilled hot wax all over? And I'm not talking "oopsie...I spilled a little." I'm talking an "OHMIGOSH-MY-SISTER-IS-GOING-TO-KILL-ME" kind of spill!!
Well, I did. And the wax is a brownish-reddish color. Of course the hardest color to get out!!

A candle we have was not burning well, so I thought I would help it and dump out some of the wax. Got it in the trash can on top of something sturdy so it wouldn't leak into all the trash and start a fire. Well, then I looked at the candle and realized I dumped too much. (I just couldn't leave well enough alone!) Pulled the stupid stuff out of the trash and was making my way (a very short distance) to the candle when it started to drip... ALL OVER OUR NOT EVEN A YEAR OLD CARPET!! I panicked and aimed for the sink. (I wish I had gotten a picture, but I was in a total panic at this point and could only think of how I should end it all before Soni came home and ended my life for me!!

Let the clean-up process begin. I brought out all the cleaning products I could find and spent the last hour or so cleaning the wax off the counter, the tile, the sink, the cupboards, the dishwasher and, of course, the carpet. I cleaned to a steady mantra of "I am so dead-I am so dead-I am so dead" going through my head! Finally, hot sweaty and totally sure I haven't missed any, I am pretty stoked about the outcome... call me crazy, but I don't even think you can see where I spilled!! AMAZING!! You be the judge!!

The carpet is still a little wet, but I think it looks great!! And so does the sink! YAY for cleaning products!! Just 1 of the 3 things I'm thankful for today!!

40 days & 40 nights

Ok, Let me just preface this by telling you I love my religion. (I'm LDS) I know deep down of its truthfulness and have a strong testimony of EVERY ONE of its principles and doctrines. That being said, today started the Catholic season of Lent. Being that almost everyone at work is Catholic I hear about Lent frequently. This year, I decided I didn't want to be left out. Just because I'm not Catholic doesn't mean I couldn't benefit from giving something up... only I decided just giving something up wasn't enough. In addition, I would replace the 'given up' with something good. That way, I may even develop a good habit at the end of the 40 days!
I decided to give up 3 things! I recently got a smart phone that is FB enabled which makes it sooo easy to hop on all the time!! (Which is what I find myself doing)! So,

#1. I'm giving up Facebook and going to replace it with reading more often from my Ensign magazines (that I'm behind on... cough-cough!)

Recently at work I've had a rough couple of days... I get frustrated when people do not communicate. It seems we all beat around the bush because no one wants to step on any toes. If you know me, you know I'm a blunt, to the point, speak my mind, spit it out type of person. Even if it hurts feelings sometimes. I get frustrated with no one communicating so I find myself complaining A LOT!! (Also with other co-workers lack of working and feeling like I do it all) So,

#2 is to STOP COMPLAINING!! I am to find 3 thingsI'm thankful for each day.

Actually, this is something I used to do on a regular basis because of an article I read in an Ensign- I filled a whole journal with a years worth of 3 Thankful Things! I've been wanting to start up again and this gives me the perfect excuse/reason!

Finally, and this really goes hand in hand with the complaining, working with all girls there seems to be a great deal of gossip/smack-talk in the office, and I'm sorry to say, I find myself participating more often than not. (What a bad example!!) Anyway,

#3 is NO GOSSIPING!! I have to look for the positive if I catch myself speaking/thinking negatively.

I already had to do that one today... Our schedule at work was a scheduling nightmare and I found myself thinking negatively about the girls who schedule!!! But, I stopped and reminded myself that I was LUCKY to have a job! Day 1 went well... Wish me luck for the 39 remaining!

Here are the 3 things I'm thankful for today:
  • My Job (got to go Uniform shopping today courtesy of my boss.)
  • My smart phone... I have that GasBuddy app and since I've started eagle-eyeing gas prices I pay less attention to how people are driving! (I need to give up my road rage next Lent!)
  • Only having to work half a day!! (YAY!)

Aunt Bonnie's 70th!

Tonight was Aunt Bonnie's 70th. (She's not on the www, so she'll never know that I told you how old she is!) We all met at Mimi's in Long Beach to surprise her. She was NOT expecting us all to be there... it was like 'party of 20'... seriously! It was a great time had by all and although I had my camera in my purse I forgot to take it out ALL night! Duh! Could have been because there was sooooo much noise I seriously could not hear the person talking to me from 2 seats down!

I've been 1 sick puppy!

Ugh! Let me just say I went through a whole box of Kleenex in 1 day! It's been a wonderful & wet week! That is all. I feel much better today!

Christmas Eve Pictures

It's tradition in our family to hang out with our Aunt Bonnie Christmas Eve. We went to Elephant Bar this year for a fantastic dinner. Some years we go Christmas caroling after, lately it's just dinner & then gift exchange. Here's some pics from my side of the table:

Piper & Sarah
Brett & Jake... who only smiled when I bribed him with an extra Christmas present!
Katie & Piper... Pretty in Pink!
Soni & Me (Catherine)

By now you realize that my side of the table consisted of the Danley Family, Soni & myself.

After dinner Soni & I booked it over to Target to see if we could find any DIET Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash (It's our new favorite drink!) They only had 1 case... :(
Anyway, then we headed over to Bonnie's to help her install her new DVD player! It was actually a fun night.

Disney w/ Danley's II

I totally forgot about these pictures! Soni & I met Debi's family at Disneyland again!! What we thought was Dylan turned out to be a neighbour. (He turned out to be hilarious!!)

Piper on the Haunted Mansion.

Jake's friend covered his ears the ENTIRE time! Seriously!!!

Jake telling him it's OK and he can uncover his ears and look around. "This ride is fun!"

It's tradition now to take an upside down picture. Katie: "I'm not scared on this ride anymore!"

Oh yeah... Jake's friend refused to ride with Jake, he insisted on squeezing in w/me & Katie!

Spider alert!

Got home today and did my usual spider check (it's not REALLY a Full-On check... I just glance around so I'm not surprised by anything... the surprise is what makes it scary to me. I hate when they just pop up unannounced! How dare they!) and...... NOTHING! YAY!
Got down to some business: sorting & doing laundry, making some lunch, the usual.
Long story short... It was dark in the front room, I hadn't turned on the light yet, but you know out of the corner of my eye I totally saw it!! Yup. A spider. I wasn't sure... so I climbed, yes,

Climbed, across the furniture to switch on the light. Moved the coffee table and there he was. He? She? IT!
I thought I acted very calm. Grabbed the dust buster, and IT didn't even stand a chance. Really IT didn't even put up a fight. It went right up that dust buster like it knew its fate beforehand. It wasn't huge, but it was bigger than the other ones I've killed... and it was DARK! *Shudder* Let's get something straight though, I am not racist UNLESS it comes to spiders... the dark ones are always the dangerous ones! i.e. BLACK widow, BROWN recluse... Ok, Those are the only ones I can think of with the DARK color in the name. But, the hobo spider is dark too! (see chart below) I know I'm obsessed! I was watching a show the other day about infestations and these people had a spider infestation and I knew they were hobo spiders before the show announced it! I guess I like being informed about my fear. I then know what to avoid!

Can I ask a question? Why do spiders come indoors in the first place? The food/bugs are OUTSIDE! Maybe if I come to the conclusion that spiders are dumb they won't scare me as much. I wonder what sort of therapy methods they use to get you over a fear of spiders? Do you have to let them crawl on you? That thought keeps me from seeking help for my phobia!
Anyway, now that I have bored you to death, go see if you can find a spider and identify it!

Irrational Fears... tales of Condo spiders Part II

... Sorry for drawing the spider stories out, but there are just sooo many of them!!

After that spider on my sweatshirt, I was totally on the lookout! So one Sunday night Soni & I were sitting on the couch watching TV. (Aaron & Marly had just left). I'm totally just relaxing and BAM! Spider crawls out between the couch cushions! I jump up, turn on the light, and start complaining that the spiders seem to be 'coming after me'!! Soni kills it and just laughs, as I'm frantically trying to figure out where it could have come from. I know. They come from all over, but I'm male brained. I like to figure out where the problem is coming from and FIX IT!!

Next day in the morning as I'm just sitting down to put on my makeup one drops from the ceiling on a web. (small one, I was totally OK with smashing that one!)
That day when I come from work there is one on the floor next to my laundry basket. (Sucked up in dust buster... ran the dust buster for like 5 minutes to make absolutely sure he was DEAD!)

Next day... I should stop and tell you that at this point, I seriously walk slowly up the stairs and look everywhere! So, I look all over the floor and am relieved to finally find NO spiders. I turn to walk into my bathroom... and, YUP, as I'm sure you've guessed a spider runs right into my path. I guess he was hiding by my dresser.

I should also tell you that I have become quite paranoid. I leave lights on, can't sleep, all I'm doing is thinking about where the next spider will be or when I'll see the next spider! I even told Soni that I was ready to move b/c of the spider problem!! I bought some spider spray and sprayed all around my floorboards, the A/C vent, everywhere I've seen the spiders... and I am very happy to say, I have not seen a spider since!! Whoo-Hoo!

Downside: I have not been as vigilant in watching for them, and I'm worried that one will catch me off-guard! Also, everywhere I've seen a spider I keep thinking I'll see them in that same spot!!

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