Tuesday Randomness

This post is brought to you by RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sweet, glorious, where have you been all summer RAIN. And it could also be brought to you by humidity, big hair and some cooties (just for good measure).

  • It has rained two days in a row here! Of course the total time that it has rained only amounts to maybe an hour, but we got some rain
  • Downtown flooded a bit and I got to see pictures of umm, interesting people “surfing” on random pieces of wood
  • I am beyond thankful to not have to deal with temps in the 100s currently, I know that some people love the heat but me? Throw me some snow and I will be a happy camper!
  • Working out when it is that hot is a lot harder than it should be since I am indoors
  • My trainer likes to really throw it at me when all I want to do is get into a kiddie pool filled with ice
  • Last week I talked my trainer into doing one handstand pushup for me in exchange for a five minute high intensity treadmill romp (normally during circuit training I do cardio for two minutes and then lift weights)
  • I should have made him do two for my five minutes
  • I was in a cooking mood this past weekend, I made baby quiches (which I decided I didn’t care for, I prefer the other way) and a pizza
  • I got the dough from the deli section at Publix, rolling it out is a pain
  • I tried to do the toss and spin thing that I have seen done before. . .
  • My floor now has flour on it, oops
  • I finally tried this cake recipe mom had been talking about, you get a box of Angel Food mix and a box of our favorite cake mix, combine in ziploc bag; use three tablespoons of mix with two tablespoons of water in microwave safe ramekin, cook for one minute
  • A tasty treat and just the right size as well!
  • I am finally purging crap out of my apartment, it only takes two years of thinking about it before doing it
  • Now I just need to get the old mattresses out to the dumpster
  • Oh and rebox all of my Christmas ornaments. . .didn’t quite do that when I took the tree down last year
  • Yes, I am a disaster
  • Yes, please come help me
  • My rash or as I like to call it, my cooties are still with me and it is driving me crazy

So pardon me while I go make another list of things I need to do (and will ponder for another two years) and itch all my itchy spots!

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The One Where I Get Cooties

Ever since I could remember, I have been allergic to most everything. Dirt, grass, cats, makeup, you name it and I had some kind of reaction to it. I would get that look from my mom after playing outside, snot running down my face and saying I had not been playing in the dirt. Besides the dirt under my nails, I think the snot running down my face pretty much gave it away.

I have grown out of some of my allergies and others like to hang in there just for the fun of it. Several years ago I had many small bites on the tops of my feet. I thought they were bug bites or chiggers but after a week they spread all the way up my body. Several months later I finally learned that it was poison ivy and it took forever to get rid of, since then I am usually cautious about my interactions with the outdoors.

A month or so ago I noticed that I kept breaking out at my hairline, small clusters of bumps that itched. I kept thinking it was all the sweating from working out clogging my pours. I tried my old standby from Clinique to rid myself of the acne. It wouldn’t go away. So then I tried Benedryl Gel for Kids (don’t get the one for adults, it does nothing!) thinking that would clear it up. Still nothing.

Then it decided to spread around my scalp, behind my ears and at the nape of my neck. And I was itchy! And when my glasses would hit the section behind my ears that would hurt. After finally admitting that nothing was helping and quite frankly I was over the itchy thing weeks ago I went to see my doctor. Bless her, it seems like I am always in there for random things instead of the normal things.

A foam and a strong antihistamine later, I am less itchy but this stuff has yet to disappear. Although it really helps the naps happen more often and longer. That stuff always makes me sleepy.

Bird is convinced I have cooties. And I have to laugh because this was the biggest insult one to give to you in grade school. My cooties are apparently caused by some allergen in the air mixed with the massive amounts of sweat. I also have a nice patch on my wrist. I will say this though, this is much better than the excema I dealt with a few years ago. This is somewhat hidden. Then? I looked like a poster child for when bad skin happens to good people.

I could go the route of seeing an allergist and getting the skin testing done but really, I just don’t see the point. I know my skin is sensitive and has many issues. I would prefer not to have to add more medications to my routine, more lotions or potions and then still have to worry about getting into something that might break me out.

Instead I will look for a bubble that I can crawl into and go about life that way. Sure, it will be hard to get into my car and drive, snuggling with the cat will be difficult and of course, should something shocking happen I go on a date? How embarrassing would that be for a first date? So sorry Joe! I really am not this robust but this bubble really helps with the cooties!

On second thought, I am thinking the cooties would scare the guy off as well! Another reason to put on the list of why I am still single! And I doubt my trainer would be forgiving if I said I couldn’t do a particular exercise due to the bubble. He’s kind of sneaky that way, if you say something is easy or you don’t particularly like something, he makes you do it ten fold! And I pay for this? Oy Vey! The things I will do to get healthy!

Oh and just for a little “go me” I have to brag. My madras dress that I got a billion years ago at Target and wore out on the infamous 21st birthday outing for my friend’s sister? Where I looked completely out of sync with the hipster kids? I can get that bad boy down over my hips again! I still need to lose quite a bit more before I wear it as a dress again (instead of as a long shirt) but dude! I can get it over my hips!