Friday, July 24, 2009

Sting Like a Bee...

...Cry like a baby. Or rather, scream like a potty-mouth.

I got stung by a wasp while picking blackberries last night.

"Ow! Ow! Fuck! Fuckity fuck fuck fuck!" I howled as I scurried down the ladder and ran far away from the blackberry bushes. (Thankfully, the kids were in the house!)

Thing is, I knew there were wasps in the bushes, I'd always been careful and when I saw a wasp, I knew it was time to move away and go to another section of berries. I got distracted last night when the Husband was ogling my butt while I was bent over on the ladder and he called to me. Yeah- blame the husband!

I got stung on my ring finger and I took my ring off and I can't get it back on yet. My knuckle is still swollen and it's hard to bend, and now, it is starting to itch, itch, itch. I miss my ring. I don't think I have ever seen my finger so swollen before and it's interesting to see how big my knuckle is. I hope the swelling goes down soon, at least it doesn't hurt anymore.
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In yard sale news:: We did pretty good today. Sold some bigger items and made over $100. Whoo-hoo! Looking forward to tomorrow and hope we have repeat success.

4 comments:

DJ Kirkby said...

Oooh nasty. That has put me right off blackberry picking now. It is almost time to start over here but now I want to wear gloves!

jenny said...

Dj-- I don't mean to put you off berry-picking. I will still go back and pick berries from the same spot, only this time I'll make sure Hubby stays away from me! :o) My finger is still swollen-- I thought it would have gone down by now. I'm tempted to lance it, but I don't know if that will help. Woke me at 4 this morning with the itching-- argh!

Carol said...

I once got into a sleeping bag with a wasp (obviously I didn't know it was in there!!)...the results were not pretty!!

Hope the swelling goes down soon

C x

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