Though I still have moments when I ask, “what next?” or “What else can happen?” I’ve learned sometimes I don’t want to know and probably shouldn’t ask. Today was one of those days.
Perhaps you’ve knowm me long enough to know that I can have severe allergic reactions to fire ant bites. About 12 years ago, I had a big episode with 20+ ant bites on one ankle which resulted in some scary reactions and a big fat shot of something from the doctor in my hip. It wasn’t fun and I’ve been careful about ant bites since.
That I knew of, I was bitten once Sunday night by a fire ant. Wrong. Today, 6 welts showed up and first thing this morning my breathing was a little off. Nothing major, just noticeable. One pink antihisthamine later, I was groggy but no longer itchy and it made work interesting to say the least. This also means no chocolate for about two weeks just to be sure I’m ok. Not fun.
The day was odd, but I made it through. I did not ask, “what now?” Around 4:30, one of my co-workers informed me my tire was flat. Two men I work with changed to the spare tire before they went home and off to Discount Tire I went.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Discount Tire. They’ve always been super good to me. I’m usually out of there in under an hour. It’s a great place. Good management. Tonight, however, I was there two solid hours and I was hungry, tired, and my ant bites were starting to itch badly again.
Fortunately, I sat with a young college student who had been there about fifteen minutes longer than I had. We talked a good hour or so and the thing she likes to do is ask people about superstitions or traditions they have. She left, however, about 25 minutes before I did, so I sat and texted some friends and tried to concentrate (though I had a small snack at 3, my mind was starting to wander) until I was able to get home.
I finally sat down to eat around 8 PM (I had a small snack while I cooked). I call tonight’s dish, “Pasta SURPRISE!” because there were ingredients in there I didn’t remember putting in there per se, but it tasted great.
So, now I’m watching the Olympics waiting for a friend to stop by, then I’m taking another pink antihistamine and going to bed. Hopefully these ant bites will go away without another big fat shot of something from the doctor in my hip (that I will have to drive to Katy to get).
How was your day?