You all know how life happens. When it rains, it pours. This week has been quite the week. I am wrapping up things at school, which means lots of meetings, lots of paperwork, 5th grade graduation practice, actual 5th grade graduation/promotion/whatever, grades and the list goes on and on. Morgan Kate has had a virus of some sort and has been at home for most of the week. We started the week with no meds, thought she was recovering and are ending the week with the nebulizer, an inhaler and antibiotics. Oh, and a coughing spell here and there that induces vomit. And lots of it. My hubby has been feeling under the weather. And then Monday afternoon I walk out in the backyard only to find this.
I mean really?!? I don't do bugs. Or lizards. Or frogs. And I especially don't do snakes. They give me the eebie jeebies. Gross. (I did however get close enough to snap this picture. Believe me, I have a good zoom.) I'd like to tell you that I took care of it. That I sent this snake on its merry way. But, I did not. I didn't dare touch it. Just the thought of getting near it made the hairs on my arms raise. Seeing it on this computer screen kind of makes my skin crawl. I just watched it from the back door all morning until it finally slithered away. And for the rest of the day I wouldn't let Morgan Kate or the dogs or myself go outdoors for anything. I'll keep my eyes peeled in case he/she comes back. Hopefully then I can muster up the strength to do away with the snake for good. Until then, I hope he/she stays away!