My arm was in a fibreglass cast. Something was moving round in there. I could feel it. What was it? Gross…I had to tear it off!
I pulled it quickly off. It was a bunch of redbacks spiders. Some were really big and others were small. I was dancing around the kitchen floor and freaking out throwing them off. I was making sure I hadn’t been bitten and stamping out a few in the floor as I searched for the fly spray.
Odd dream? Not really. I get the association.
I used to live on a farm. Red back spiders always managed to get into places they didn’t belong. They are highly venomous. They can easily kill a child and can make an adult extremely sick. As such I have a respectful fear of Redback spiders.
Truth is this dream was me worried about catching Covid. I had been very stressed the day before with the locally rising numbers. Worried to the stage that I had cancelled my plans to attend a big birthday party in the city. It was just too risky. My partner went though.
So when I woke up and went into the kitchen I bypassed the flyspray in the cupboard. I grabbed disinfectant spray instead. I covered the floor and cabinets with it. Better safe than sorry.
Ok, maybe a tad paranoid and I laugh about it now but at the time I felt the urgency to follow my gut instinct.