Thursday, May 21, 2009
Poison Ivy, what the heck!
I want to thank my sister Michelle for giving me Poison Ivy. Well, she didn't really give it to me, but I talked to her and now I have it!
I have NEVER had Poison Ivy. In fact, when I was in elementary school I laid in a patch of it and rubbed it all over me so I would get out of going to school the next day. Yes, I thought it would appear by the next morning. No such luck.
My husband is HIGHLY allergic to it. He just seems to look at it and he gets a horrible case of it. He usually needs pills and a steroid shot.
Me, I never get it. Until now. At the age of 35.
I saw, what I thought, might be Poison Ivy in one of my flower beds. I thought of the famous saying, "Leaves of 3, let it be". Well, I didn't let it be. I pulled it out and threw it in the woods. With no gloves. What did I have to worry about? I have never had it! I went about my merry little way. I washed my hands when I went inside.
Yesterday afternoon I see a weird, small patch on my arm. Later, I see a patch on my face. Yes, folks, my face! By bedtime, I have some under my chin. This morning, yet another small patch on my face.
So thank you darling older sister. I thought you loved me.