I can't always write a bunch of heavy posts in a row, especially since I'm not sure what or how I want to write, or write about. So... allow me to complain about something fairly light for a second here...
My damn reaction to mosquito bites! ARGH!
I went to a garden party event thing this weekend and I wasn't sure about the temperature (it was one of those days of "possible rain and lightning! or maybe not!") so I did bring both sunscreen and Off and left them in the car.
It wasn't long into the afternoon/evening when I slapped a giant mosquito to death on my leg. YES! Got her before she bit (I naively thought) and went out to the car to spray myself down a bit.
It's tricky with Off (bug repellant) because it does not smell all that nice to humans so I didn't want to douse myself completely. So I just did a few squirts here and there.
Seems I should have jumped in a pool of it. Sigh.
I woke up two days later with a giant bite on my leg. Which is usually the worst possible sign, because for whatever reason, when a bug bite doesn't start to itch for me on day one? It usually means the itching is going to last a long, miserably itchy time.
I've since found at least six bites, and they are mother truckingly itchy. I've got a spray that seems to work for a while and am trying to ignore them the rest of the time but ugh, I envy those who either don't get bit or don't react.
Actually, as I type this I'm thinking I should go see if I have any benadryl or something like that. Curse you you biting flying nasty things!