My spider is STILL ALIVE!!!
I was showing her to my friend Christy on Monday, when she was over here for Gingerbread house decorating (homeschool co-op project, more on that later!) and Christy said, "I think it just moved". I didn't believe her, so I got really close to the jar, and that thing absolutely, without a doubt moved. As in, crawled all around, waved it's legs in anger at us, and freaked me out nicely.
So, here I am, back at square one. Still in possession of a very angry, very hungry, and NOT DEAD black widow spider. For now, it stays in a jar on my shelf. And yes, this is Wednesday, and I just checked again, and it is still alive.
It would be funny, if it wasn't so very NOT funny.