Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Jumping into Peanut Butter

I'll give you a glimpse into my morning. 

I'm having a cinnamon raisin bagel with peanut butter and a Coke for breakfast.  
Yes, I drink Coke since I’ve given up Mtn. Dew.  
What?  I still need a morning jolt.         
I also like to eat my breakfast while I’m working at the computer.

I finish one-half of the bagel and out of the corner of my eye, I see a tiny black jumping spider walking over my work.  
Using a tissue, I shoo her away, but she turns around to face me.  
Just like a spider.  

Little does she know that I have a swatter.

I pick up the last bagel half and the spider jumps on my peanut butter.  
I fling the bagel on the plate, pick it up again and the spider gently floats down a web line to the tray.  
I look closely and she's upside down in a drop of peanut butter.  

Poetic justice for the spider who ensnares something in her web. 

I thought this story was over.  

I look down, and she was playing “opossum spider”.   
She righted herself and began to take mini jumps, unfazed by my precious peanut butter.  

Wonder if she’d like some grape jelly to go with that?

Now I can’t eat my last precious bagel bite, there are spider cooties on it.

“Okay, where’d you go?  Great.  Now my work will be covered in tiny, eight-legged, peanut butter spider footprints.”   

I just can’t win.

May all your days be peanut butter days, without the spiders.  Email me at aitken.helen@gmail.com

Have a great day.


  1. Even spiders have to haver some pbj ever once in awhile.

  2. So funny! May all your life crises be as small as this one.

  3. Spider cooties rank right up there with fly cooties!

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