... to keep our local Walgreens in business, that is.
If you read my blog the other day, you know I took a nasty fall while hiking with Rick on Saturday. As if the sore knee and scraped up leg weren't bad enough — now I'm dealing with the mosquito bites I got that day. We had repellent on, but obviously not enough, and certainly not a strong enough formula for that many insects. They were literally eating us alive. I had Rick spray me with Benedryl last night and then I took an antihistamine on top of it. Those always make me really loopy and sleepy, so I don't like taking them. I had to because all these bites flared up, and I'm miserable. You could probably find a constellation on my back!
I tried counting them today and got up to around 80 bites. Then I looked closer at my face when I was putting my make-up on and found about 25 tiny ones along my hairline, on my cheeks, even one on my eyelid. I know I have some on my scalp too. It's just crazy. I have to have over 100 bites! Like a dork, I wore shorts and a tank top that day. The news kept saying it was going to be in the 90s, and might even get into the 100s. I didn't want to overdress and then get too hot. I know better. It barely reached 85 that day, and we hiked early, and in mostly covered areas of the forest. Next time I'll be more prepared for such a rugged hike. As you can see from the picture, I'm stocking up for the next trip out, which hopefully will be this week!