This particular area also has poison ivy. I avoid this area and admire it from afar. I just haven't had the heart to try and kill the poison ivy, knowing that the Lily of the Valley would die too.
I try and watch when the animals walk thru that area and I avoid them when they do.
Unfortunately one of my cute, little fluffy kittens had been in the poison ivy and I didn't know. I picked it up and cuddled it against my neck. Yup, poison ivy on my neck.
I've been treating it, but to no avail. That's just a really bad spot. My shirts rub on it. The seat belt rubs on it. It is spreading. Every time I move my head, it pulls on my skin, pulling on the rash. It's been a downright irritating day. When I finally got back home, I thought I'd just put more stuff on it. Then I looked in the mirror, it was spreading. Uh oh.
It is climbing up my neck. Not too many inches before reaching my face. I've gotten poison ivy on my feet a number of times - because I go barefoot a lot and I don't pay attention. Anyway, I think I'd rather have it on my feet than my neck and face. Of course, I'd prefer to just not get it at all!
Anyway, so with a field trip on the agenda tomorrow, I gave in and went to Redi Care. The conversation in the house before I left was the hubster talking about a steriod shot . . . in the butt. The kids LOVED that. They thought it was hilarious. As I was pulling out of the driveway, I heard a child yell something like "Have fun getting your butt shot mom!" Yup . . . this is how they talk to their mother! Hmph!!
Well, I am happy to report that I was given two prescrptions and NO shot! Hooray!
Tonight I am thankful that I did NOT get shot in the butt tonight! (Never thought this would be my blog topic, did ya?) Anyway, yup, I am thankful for no butt shot. I couldn't even come home and gloat too much. Two children were already in bed when I got home. In the morning though, I'll be celebrating to the children! And hopefully tomorrow I'll be thankful for some improvement on my neck!