So here’s how it is – I live like a damn vampire.
Oh, I get my second venom shot on Thursday, wish me luck! I had a sort of reaction to the first injection so the doctor postponed the second for two days.
I wake at 5 a.m. to walk the dog in the dark. We walk for an hour in the neighborhood because I can’t risk disturbing a yellow jacket nest in one of the wilderness parks. Besides, I don’t really want to encounter either coyotes or mountain lions or even a rattlesnake, despite my doggie protector.
I get home around 6 a.m. which gives me an hour to work in my garden, get plants watered, fill up the fountain for the birds… finish up any outside chores, and that includes something as simple as walking to the mailbox.
I remain indoors until at least 40 minutes after sunset, just to be certain the yellow jackets have retired for the night.
The sun set at 6:20-something last night. Jake and I left the house at 7:15 p.m. and there I was, walking in the dark through a neighborhood park, and a stinking yellow jacket ran smack into my eyelid and fell onto my chest. Thank god the thing was disoriented in the dark and forgot to sting me. Tonight I’m not leaving the house until 8 p.m.
I pray for the following – Rain. Mist. Cold. Winter. The end of daylight savings time.
The dog stares at me, wondering what the hell is wrong. He wants to do stuff! I can’t do stuff!
I was looking online last night and do you know I can buy a bee suit for under $70? I’m thinking of buying one. I’ll look like an idiot hiking, but at least I won’t be risking my life.
I swear, this is the weirdest, silliest, most ridiculous thing that’s ever happened to me. But man, experiencing anaphylaxis once is more than enough. I don’t want to go there again.
So how’s this for a fashion statement? Shall I buy it?