Or as we call it, Second Monday
It has been an adventurous couple of days here, as usual. On Thursday, I was walking to the bus stop, minding my own business, when I get hit by a bug. Yes, you read that right. I got hit by a bug. I shook my arm to get him off and that is when I realized…he was stinger deep in my forearm. He absolutely did not want to let go. And it BURNED. I finally got him out of my arm, and he flew away like nothing had just happened. My arm was on fire, but I tried to tough it out because, after all, I had to pick kids up from the bus!
As the day went on, my arm remained on fire. The pain shot from my forearm, to my wrist, all the way up to my shoulder. Nothing helped. Nothing eased the pain. It was ridiculous. I mean seriously, I’ve been stung by wasps and bees before, and nothing could have prepared me for this insanity. By Friday morning, my forearm was swollen and red. I had to take the cat to the vet for his usual checkup, and then I had Nonie take me to Urgent Care. I was nauseous from pain. Turns out, less than 16 hours after being stung, I had developed an infection called cellulitis. Seriously, how does that even happen? So I was sent home with antibiotics, pain meds, and a nice purple drawing on my arm that traced the rash, so it would be easy to see if it expanded. Good times!
Saturday was spent making a cake for LB’s birthday party. It didn’t turn out exactly how we envisioned it, but it was still pretty cool.
Sunday was LB’s birthday AND birthday party! She had a blast, and I can honestly say it went swimmingly. I love it when a plan comes together!
Monday the back to school germs hit the household completely. LB is sick (but on the recovery side), LN is sick, LK is getting over being sick, LE is coughing and suspiciously acting sick. I have a love/hate relationship with back to school. Everybody gets sick all at once, and it continues for the year. Yay!
This morning, we had the wonderful surprise of our water heater leaking all over. At the current moment, the men are in the process of installing a new one.
I can certainly say we are never bored around here!