Friday, May 15

I love spring but.........

I made the mistake of walking Kaiser in the tall grass in the vacant lots and I ended up with some bug bites that are driving me crazy. It all started yesterday when I walked him at noon and there did seem to be lots of buglies flying about but it was sort of warm and windy. Thought nothing of it. Got upstairs and realized - wow! why are my legs, just above the ankle so warm and sort of stingy. Looked down and sure enough - bug bites, four good ones. They could be chigger bites or sand flea bites. All I know is they itch, they were red and they were hot. I tried alcohol, benadryl creme and even made a quick trip to the grocery store for Calamine lotion but nothing really helped. Finally, some aspirin and the passing of time have eased the itch and only one bite is still warm. I never had these kind of bites til we moved out here so I am not sure what little buglie is causing me grief but I do not like him (or her) one bit.
Now the good thing about this day is that the Yahoo group that I set up for my Seasons BOM and Snowman designs has really taken off! I am excited to do the blocks in the group format because there is interaction within the group and not just me posting a block. This is going to work really well. Thanks to all of you that said you read my blog regularly and then came along and joined the BOM group. I am having so much fun with this that it could almost make me forget those bug bites at times! LOL!
That's all for tonight! Good night, sleep tight and keep those bedbugs outa sight!
Sandi

6 comments:

Pat said...

Sorry you have those troublesome bug bites. I hope you find out what they are and maybe there is something you can put on yourself before you walk in the spring....once you know what they are....in order to prevent this. your Seasons BOM group is a TERRIFIC idea!!!

xashee's corner said...

oh those bugs can be such a pain! i remember one summer living back east (on a farm) and i got all THREE different poisons (oak, sumac and ivy!) and then on top of THAT i got chiggers! They were only taken care of with the help of a perscription! UGH! i may not be in the yahoo group but i completely appreciate your hand drawn patterns too!! Thank you for sharing the FUN! :) Have a FANTASTIC day!

Kaye said...

I've read that a dryer sheet on your belt or just on your person will repel the bugs and nats. They are sure annoying and can become infected. Last week I had a BIG tic on the back of my arm Don't know if dog is bringing them in or what. I seldom go out in yard, but we did have part fory Katie and were outside most of the afternoon

JuliaB said...

Hi Sandi
You need pure Lavender oil. Apply it neat. It will take away the sting and the itch, and it will aid healing so you wont be left with those nasty brown patches that bug bites leave behind for weeks. x

Wendy said...

Bugs...You did it again, another idea for quilt blocks...Hope the bites feel better...Love the yahoo group!!!

Crispy said...

Bug bites are the horrible but Ticks are the worse....they totally creep me out!!!

Crispy

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