Um, I seem to have oversleeped, which is both good and bad:
A) Good: I rilly, rilly needed the sleep.
B) Bad: Have I mentioned that I walked through a patch of poison ivy, breaking into Mom's with the EMT's? I did. I did not notice it. I was wearing short sleeves. No one in my family is highly reactive to the stuff (which is good) but I'm not at the center of that bell curve.
Seems that I picked it up mostly on my left hand (where the urushiol only got through my hardworkin' thick skin at one point), transferred it to my right elbow and forearm, right knee, and right hand (thus far unaffected and thus we realize The Blessings Of Manual Labor), and thus back to the left elbow and knee, plus a little blob on my face, right across my lips at the left.
I did not realize what was going on until about 18 hours later, which was a little late. Fortunately, that "low-reactive" dealio means it's just well-scattered itchies in the affected areas and two kinds of itch cream help a lot. Generic once-a-day OTC antihistamine helps even more -- when I take it on time. I was about four hours late today. This is, as I suggested, somewhat suboptimal.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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