I made a mistake...
I was sitting at the kitchen table, and I looked up.
Like I said. Never look up.
I couldn't very well just sit there and continue to eat my meals knowing what was directly overhead. So, I filled the dishpan with soapy water, took apart the fixture and began the soakfest. Then I grabbed some Fantastik and papertowels and went to work.
This is definitely one of those hated jobs that nobody wants to do. In reality, it took me less than 30 minutes, with the majority of the work going into removal and put back of the bulbs (Not really the bulbs, but the light fixture but I didn't want to say light fixture because that refers to the entire thing which isn't what I did but but light covers....THAT's the word I was looking for....Light Covers!!!) Whatever.
Pretty!!!! Now I look up and smile :D