Poisoned!

It got cold last night. I never did wake up enough to get more cover to put on the bed so I was cold, too. When I got up, I went ahead and took my morning meds, added Mother’s comforter and went back to bed for an hour.

My trip to the mailbox netted me nothing which was fine. I would much rather find zero mail than to get junk.

The Catz and Kittenz were clamoring for food when I got back. I fed them and then came into the house to see what trouble I could get into.

Midday, I went out to pick tomatoes. I’ve been getting around a dozen each trip but this time, I got about a pint. I snacked on a couple while I picked, too. There were a lot I couldn’t reach but more that I could.

What with all the tomatoes, I decided I would need to make a salad. The romaine was very nice-looking yesterday. I got it out, washed it and trimmed it up and got it ready. It wasn’t time to eat yet so I went in and sat down at the computer.

Feeling something crawling on the back of my neck, I reached back to knock whatever it was off. It stung the middle finger of my left hand and went down the back of my dress, stinging me twice more. I jumped up, shucked my dress, turned it wrong side out and shook it. Whatever it was that stung me had disappeared. I have no idea what it was.

My finger was throbbing with pain and the places on my back didn’t feel good. I went in the kitchen, poured a tablespoon of vinegar into a medicine cup and downed it. I couldn’t tell it did any good. All it seemed to do was give me a headache and a queasy stomach.

I put on a clean dress and put the other one in the dirty clothes. Since I’m still able to navigate, I guess the Attacker wasn’t very venomous.

Cuz called me this afternoon to see if I’d use okra if she brings some tomorrow. Yes, yes!! I do love okra. I have several different ways I can fix it and all of them are yummy.

I didn’t realize how late it has gotten. I’m not enthused over drinking 16 ozzies of water after 9 when I’ll have to drink another eight before I go to bed. Guess what I’ll be doing tonight?

My head still feels a little achy. I’m not used to drinking vinegar straight so that might have something to do with it.

4 Responses to Poisoned!

  1. Lila July 16, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    Maybe you were supposed to put the vinegar on the stings instead of in your stomach. Yuck!

    • Tommie July 16, 2015 at 9:20 am #

      Taking it is supposed to neutralize the poison. I couldn’t have reached the ones on my back, anyway.

  2. Mary Jane July 16, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    Ouch! I’m thankful you didn’t have a really bad reaction to the stings.

    • Tommie July 16, 2015 at 9:23 am #

      Me, too. CIL would have had to use an EpiPen.

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