I was attacked by biting insects yesterday. My legs and arms, and especially my ankles, are covered with itchy. painful welts. Sleeping was difficult last night.
The ankle bites probably came from church. Our pastor has built a boat, and using it as metaphor, preached a few sermons around the experience. Yesterday he brought it to show the congregation, parking it in the hinterlands of the parking lot. I walked across tall grass to go out to see it. Then, later, stood under the large shade trees to enjoy refreshments and fellowship, all while the bugs were taking refreshment from me! I didn’t feel or see anything at the time.
In the afternoon, because it was cooler than previous days, I went out to rake leaves that have begun to fall from the mulberry tree. Raking and lifting the piles of leaves to dump into the green waste can probably brought about the bites on my arms and more on my legs. Those welts look different from the ankle bites which is more of a rash than welts. Again, though, I didn’t actually see the varmints that attacked me. Just their aftermath.
The itching is almost unbearable. I keep smearing Benadryl cream on my skin and ingesting Benadryl capsules to keep me just barely sane. My plan had been to go out early this morning and prune in the backyard, but I can barely concentrate enough to write this, and I don’t want to get any more bug bites. I don’t think I have enough Benadryl.