Jun 21, 2011
Got me again.
We worked in the yard most of the weekend. Weeding and planting flowers. Jim found a toy rubber lizard that some passersby had dropped in the driveway. He brought it over to me on a shovel, pretending that it was real. I jumped and screamed. He's a practical joker. Loves to take advantage of my universal fear of anything creepy, crawly or scaly.
It didn't take me long to figure out it was fake but it still gave me quite a scare. He left it sitting on one of the downspouts. One of the dogs grabbed it and Jim had to take it away from him before he ate it. I didn't see the lizard again, until about 3 hours later when I was standing at the kitchen sink getting a glass of water. Glance out at the yard and nearly pee my pants when I see a lizard staring back at me. Hardy har har har. He thinks he's so funny. I let him have the satisfaction of telling him how it scared me since he didn't get to witness it first hand .
I'll be damned if that thing didn't scare me again later that day. Quicker recovery time but still gave me a startle. I promised myself I wouldn't let it happen again. Remember the lizard. Remember the lizard. Next day, standing at the sink, I notice the lizard is gone. Then boom - he had moved it to the other side of the window and got me again. I have got to go get that thing and hide it or he's going to be terrorizing me all summer long.