Let me start out by saying, "I swear I do not make this stuff up." Ok, here it is. I have poison ivy. ON... MY... FACE! I have an art retreat next week and I am going to have to meet over 30 lovely strangers looking like Jo-Jo the Dog Faced Girl. It is swollen and itching and awful. I went to the doctor today and got a steroid shot in my back-side (OUCH!!) and then steroid cream and steroid pills (see photo:) Hopefully, I can keep it out of my eyes. Because that would be bad. It started out as a little bump two days ago and then began to spread all over. I have no idea how I got it. I don't garden. Ya'll know I have a black thumb and can only grow things in the back of my pantry or refrigerator. I was picking up toys in the backyard earlier this week and maybe some was in the grass, but who knows? So bare with me ONCE AGAIN and look for the ambrotype post tomorrow when the steroid cream has kicked in and I don't feel like I want to rip my face off Hannibal Lecter style. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I am pretty sure I have gotten back to everyone, but if not then let me know.
PS-I think I need some of those mittens that you put on newborns so they don't scratch themselves with their finger nails. For Reals.
Quote for Today:
"When the itch is inside the boot, scratching outside provides little consolation."