Some Kind of Superhero
I have been given the strangest gift. It is the Spiritual gift of Scorpion Hunting. I can sense down to the hour, when scorpions are in our house. I literally visualize them in the exact room we later find them in.
We were watching a movie tonight and I couldn’t get my mind off scorpions. Sure enough, my husband "the Scorpion killer" came upon one this size and color, moments after the movie was over. I can sense when they are in the room, truly, it has been proved over and over in our house.
I just want to take this chance to say, that it hurts really bad when you get stung by the little hook on the tail. Yes, on April 18, 2006, I was stung on the finger when I reached inside a baseball glove on the back porch. After my entire arm stopped feeling like it was on fire and simultaneously being slammed in a door, my finger stayed numb for three weeks.
Now please don’t call me over for rattlesnakes, big spiders, sewer roaches or anything else creepy. I can only sense scorpions.
Maybe I’m some kind of Superhero or something.
This post is part of Randy Elrod’s Watercooler Wednesday. Go on over to his Ethos blog to see what other Superheroes are hanging out and discussing cool creative stuff!
Wow, that’s great! I wish I had some superhero powers! :o)
and to think some people have them as pets!
blessings, Penny Raine
You know, I really never thought scorpions would be a household pest. But then, I’ve never lived in Arizona.
Have you ever eaten one? Survivorman says they’re quite tasty grilled. Cut the stinger off though. YMMV.
Living in mid-town phx we don’t seem to have anywhere near the amt of critters that we saw in Scottsdale. I can’t imagine being stung by a scorpion. I’m hoping that it never happens because I know I’ll absolutely freak out! You can go through your house with a black light and find them in all sorts of interesting places, or so I’ve been told by a group of teenagers at church (former church).
I wouldn’t say superhero – I’d say you must be a scorpion-whisperer!
In Florida, we have lizards and cockroaches. At least they don’t bite.
Ohhh, I hope I don’t have nightmares about scorpions tonight. I usually have them about spiders. I hate spiders.
Hey, just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed one of those Peach Burritos tonight:)
You go ahead and have that superpower. I’d rather not.
Hey Paul – You just try finding a support group for something like this….it’s not as glorious as it sounds okay?
That is truly freaky, and scary. I’d not be putting my hands anywhere if I lived in your neighbourhood!
We have a similar thing in my house but with “white-tailed spiders”. These little buggers can cause anything from the kind of numbess and pain you describe to full-blown necrosis ending in amputation. I kid you not.
Every time there’s one around, whether it’s on the bathmat, inside my son’s bedding, on a doorframe or just on the ceiling, FOR SOME STRANGE REASON we look there. (I call that “STRANGE REASON” divine protection!!).
Great insight into life at your house and thank God for that particular gift of yours!!