Friday, September 28, 2007

Seriously GOOD things!

I'm feeling much better now. It's great to have had no hitchhikers since Monday actually ON (shudder) me. I'm still keeping up precautions but I think I'll be "clean" to visit my Mom on Saturday. I've been talking to her on the phone to make sure she didn't get them too. And asking pointed questions to make sure she didn't get them when she saw me last!

I still have the bright red little bites from Monday, though. They itch worse than a mosquito bite and having lived in Minnesota I know exactly how itchy mosquitos can be! In fact as a child when we were driving to visit my Mom's relatives (she's from there) my Dad would look out the car windows and say, "Swamp, swamp, there's swamps everywhere!" and make her mad. We've always called it the Land of 10,000 lakes and a million swamps!

Some bonuses to my situation:
Since July and the back and leg pain got so bad, I've not been able to eat or sleep much. I've lost 22 pounds without dieting! How do you like that? I've been on every diet known to man and have lost some, but not nearly as quickly as this. It's only been a little over two months. Of course I need to lose weight, so this is very good.

And now since I have to launder everything the moment I take it off in boiling hot water, my clothes have shrunken a bit. They were just hanging on me and I don't have the money right now to buy more clothes in the (yay!) smaller size. But just try washing jeans in really hot water every day and even with the weight loss they fit me pretty well. They were falling off me before the plague hit. My work pants have shrunken (but not as much as the jeans) too, so fit a little better at least.

So there are some seriously GOOD things happening with this situation. I haven't been a good blog reader even though I love it so. It's been sort of hit (write a post) and run in the mornings. Hope all goes well with you, too!

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Blogger Gypsy said...

Praise the silver lining PBS. Don't you just love it when you can find something good in a bad situation? Having said that, I do hope your back and leg get better soon because sleep deprivation is not a good thing. Don't lose too much weight - we don't want you to wither away to a shadow :-)

6:05 AM  
Blogger Gypsy said...

PS Just something spooky I'd like to share. This is the 4th blog in a row where I have been the first to comment. Hmmmm....does this mean I am the only tragic with no

6:06 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said... has been FOREVER since any of my clothing hung on me! :(

So I guess a good thing DID come out of all that, huh? Good for you! :)

6:08 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Glad to hear that you are overcoming.

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes you're finding the good in all bad things...good attitude!

8:09 AM  
Blogger eleKtrofly said...

i like this post because it's sort of intimate in a strange way-- but there is certainly a social stigma against insect parasites...

2:31 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

So sorry you are having to deal with this awful situation. It will be over soon. Great about the weight thing though...

10:39 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

I hope the new tenants have had their leases expired and you can relax for a change.
Umm you know you could have caught a couple and tossed them on the BZ's office chair
Just a thought

Have a nice weekend

3:42 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

One of the things I love about you, is that you always manage to find a positive with whatever is happening.

I know we all have down days, god knows I'm testament to that on my blog at times...but YOU always find a silver lining.

YAY! for the weight loss...YAY! again for not having to pay out for a smaller size in clothing...and YAY! that you continue to share your days with us!

2:10 AM  

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