Tuesday, May 11, 2010

being eaten alive

i'll be the first to admit...i'm lucky. here in the land below the mason dixon line, where the mosquitoes come about as big as your fist...i don't get bitten much. and when i do....they go away in a few hours.

p.s. did you know putting listerine on bug bites will take the itch out? it's amazing!

anyways, i normally don't have to deal with itching and scratching and such...so this morning, when i woke up and my legs were a little itchy...i figured it was dry sky. so i slathered on a little orange sapphire lotion and went on my merry way.

imagine my surprise when i folded myself into my normal backwards-indian-style sitting position in my chair (yes, i sit in my desk chair like a crazy person....but regular leg-crossing makes my foot go to sleep!!)...and i see this.

yes, i did that in microsoft paint. no, i'm not gonna go back and make it bigger.

that is FIVE bug bites of some sort, on my right ankle. and i've got super skinny ankles yo....so it takes a lot to get that many in one space!! i dunno if we had a bug in our bedroom, or i got bitten yesterday outside and it took awhile, or it happened sunday or what. but i am NOT. HAPPY.

also, the "good" dog who did not go to the pet urgent care twice in 7 days decided he needed some attention last night.

so he threw up. twice.

and i literally almost puked myself cleaning it up, because the hubs had gone to pick up pizza. it was grey. i don't know how something grey comes out of a dog...but ick.

at least my bug bites match my shoes.

7 comments:

Freck said...

I didn't know that about Listerine and bug bites! Good to know...

Amy Lynn said...

Neat! That listerine trick is good to know! I live in S.Fl and we get some monster mosquitoes too!!!! Last time I had mysterious "bites" on me, they proceeded to get worse. I was convinced we had bugs in our bed. Until... I woke up covered in hives. HUGE hives. Apparently I was allergic to something I ate and it was working through my system. I sure hope yours is just bites!!!

brooke said...

so smart to match your bites to your shoes...always the trendsetter!!!

and i am not good at cleaning up anything dog related!! i will get sick!! so kudos to you woman for even attempting...mmmmm pizza...

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Um, yeah, mosquitoes suck, literally, haha! My husband has to spray some kind of mosquito spray every other week, just for us even to enjoy our backyard in the summer. It's ridiculous how bad mosquitoes are!

miss lucille said...

haha! what a way to look on the bright side! "at least my bug bites match my shoes". now thats positive thinking for you. :)

MrsDixon said...

Cool trick about the listertine!! Poor thing on the buggy bites...it's awful when they are on your ankles like that when you are trying to fall asleep...and everytime you think you are comfortable you have to move positions again to itch it! Boo!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

I usually make the boyfriend clean up the pet puke too... I tried to clean up cat puke a few weeks ago (apparently he's lactose intolerant?) and could NOT do it - I kept running to the bathroom dry heaving! So I definitely know how you feel about that!