Tuesday, May 18, 2010

RTT- Um... I have this rash

Tuesday again...
randomtuesday

First off, I have to mention how great last weekend's photo shoot went! It was warm and sunny outside and the kids were having fun running around Grandma and Grandpa's house (and the sandbox, the hay field, Grandma's flower gardens, the barn). I believe the term buck wild would apply here. Not that the kids were naughty by any means, just that all of them (with the exception of the babies) were constantly moving so it was a little tricky to get them all together. Good thing there were enough adults around to keep the kids from bolting right as I raised my camera to my eye. The photos turned out great! By the way, anybody else want family photos done? The weather is beautiful and I'll make it as painless as possible and I promise that I won't ask you and your spouse to wear matching clothes. Pinky swear, even. I posted a bunch of the photos on my photo blog, take a look.

I have poison ivy. Or poison something. I noticed 4 big red spots on my neck over the weekend. Seriously, it looked like I had been attacked by a vampire. They didn't hurt or itch at first but by yesterday they were starting to itch like crazy. Not sure where I picked it up but I'm thinking it was either at the farm Friday night (hidden in a bale of hay) or some time on Saturday while I was crawling around in the grass and walking through the the hay field taking photos. No big deal though, I've had poison ivy enough times by now that I know what to do. I washed with some heavy duty soap and threw all of the clothing I had been wearing into the wash. I've been rubbing some anti-itch cream on it too, just for fun. Who doesn't love a good ointment?

We totally screwed ourselves when we decided to till up the garden over the weekend. Instead of breaking up the dirt into fine pieces, it's now mostly giant rock-hard chunks. Last night the Gardener used every piece of farm and garden equipment we own out there and there are still chunks. We didn't wait long enough after all that rain and created mud balls. Lovely.

Enough about me, my poison ivy and my mud balls. Stop by Keely's blog for the whole Random Tuesday line up.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

My neighbor discovered the hard way that she has a poison ivy bush growing alongside her back gate...in the middle of the city.

I hope the itchies go a way soon.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Hope our rash feels better soon.

Out in Them Sticks said...

I just loved your photos from your recent photo shoot... But I think you already know that! It won't be warm anymore in November when we head up north but maybe you can do a small photo shoot for our family? I'd pay of course. I never have any good photos for Christmas cards. We are paying a woman to take photos in a couple weeks, but current pics are better. Let me know if you'll be around and you are up for it... I know plans change, so no biggie if you aren't!

Hope you heal quickly!

Riot Kitty said...

You never know...it could have been a vampire! Seriously, hope it heals soon. I've had it and I know how much it sucks.

Banteringblonde said...

do you think you stirred something up while tilling the garden? I always get rashy/hivey when i start the spring gardening!

LL Cool Joe said...

So your days of rolling around in the grass are over then? :D ;)

Jenni said...

glad the photo shoot went so well, and i hope your rash clears up soon.

Shady Lady said...

I'm not surprised the photo shoot went well. You rock!

Poison ivy...awwww maaaan. So sorry. :(

Mud balls, huh...bummer! We learned that our house is built on solid rock. We have to bring dirt in so that we can have a lawn and garden.

sheila said...

poison ivy sucks!!!!!! (I've never had it, lol...but I never want to. I don't like to itch)

Don't feel bad about your garden. 1/3 of my stuff died with the crap weather we had in the week since I planted. Unless it's just sleeping soundly .... I've got dead stuff.