Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Fourth!

Today we've enjoyed an excellent 4th of July at my parents' house. Barbecued chicken for lunch, grill bratwurst for dinner...Caleb swam in a pool just his size on Grandma's back we're watching our third fireworks show of the evening on TV. They're pulling out old favorites to perform--Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond. Sadly, Barry Manilow is the only one of the three who can still sing! That was a bit of a shocker. Other than that small disappointment it's been a great day!

Oh, except for the wasp who attacked me. I got my first wasp sting ever. And then two more, just to make up for lost time I suppose. Jon tells me that if I weren't jumping up and down and screaming like a banshee then maybe the wasp wouldn't have kept stinging, but I'm not sure about that! We tried a few home remedies: ice first, then an onion slice, then back to the ice, then some pennies taped on the stings. Add some Benadryl spray, Neosporin and an antihistamine and voila! I'm in pretty good shape. :) Don't ask me what helped the most!

Hope everyone had a great 4th as well! We don't realize how blessed we are to live in this free country!


  1. What!? No Arbonne remedy? Sorry to hear about your encounter with the wasp. I've never been stung before either.

  2. Sounds like a perfect 4th...barring the wasp stings. (sorry about that!) We had our own adventures and misadventures I will share. But fun had by all!

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  5. Seriously, I think I'm getting some of that bee sting stuff. It says it works for wasps and mosquito bites!

  6. Wow! You didn't mention that when we were chatting about our exciting weekends... Sorry you kept getting stung! it hurts. You should bee more careful!!

    I got stung once by a bee of somesort while driving in a truck, it came in and landed on my boob and as I was swooshing it away it got me! I swelled! I was lop sided for a while! Yea, it's not a funny as you'd think! :)