In the garden, a huge carpenter bee landed on my sleeve. I kept on working as he walked around on my arm. I felt quite kindly towards him. He seemed in no hurry to leave. I was planting corn, and I moved carefully so as not to have him fly off. Sounds silly to say, but I was enjoying his company. It seemed almost like he was supervising my work.
At some point, he did fly off though, and I didn't even notice for a time. I looked around for him, but I did not see where he went.
I offer this up to let you know that I am not afraid of bugs. I find them interesting.
...this morning, I was getting ready for work. Toweling off after my shower, I noticed something. For the second time this year, I found a tick. Embedded. I had a quiet tizzy fit, pulled said tick, examined my person for more ticks and found none. I treated my tick bite with antiseptic. As quickly as I tried to hurry, I was running late, and wouldn't you know it, THIS was the morning that I hit every red light between my house and work.
Although I got to work with one minute to spare, my computer ran so slowly that by the time I clocked in, I was four minutes late.
The worst part was all day long, I felt like things were crawling on me.