I’ve been working on finishing things, using what I’ve got and trying to get organized. So…..
I’ve been spray painting the LARGE collection of tins bought to organize various bits & pieces. I’d always intended to paint them so they would be functional and look good. I’ve got too many of them, of course.
They look great! Being me, I’ve been storing things in them, since I don’t see any point in storing them empty?
Yesterday, carrying a stack of tins across the lawn to the makeshift table where I’m painting — I tripped. The tin that popped open happened to contain fairies/angels in the making. Including the gold stars I use for fairy wands.
I wound up, for an HOUR (!) trying to find tiny mylar stars in the grass. If I knew I could just buy more, I would have left them as a puzzle for future archeologists. (I left a patch of them, the mosquitoes were just too fierce!) But I don’t know if I can buy more, so I spent the time picking them out of the grass.
Today, I picked up a few more.
We have a Sunday breakfast tradition: pancakes or waffles which DH makes. It was so beautiful outside, we decided to cart the food out to the lawn and eat there. An overturned galvanized bucket is our usual temporary table. DH brought out food, I’d moved the chairs into the shade. He sat down. I sat down . . .
Unknown to us, a bee hive had been built, in the lawn, probably in an old chipmunk den, and I’d moved my chair and left foot almost on top of it!
After a bit we found the hive and managed to retrieve breakfast and ate indoors. DH grabbed the can of stinging insect spray we had, and put it on top of the snow blower shelter before we ate.
When we went out again, me to take the second pic of my poor feet and so he could spray the hive, he realized he’d put the can of stuff almost right on top of a actively being built wasp’s nest!
We managed to get the can without disturbing the wasps, DH tried to use it on the hive, but the stuff just dribbled out. He’s allergic to stinging insects, so we can’t leave either the wasp nest or the hive.
I started to itch. Then I had hives everywhere, my foot was swelling and redder. I’d taken an over the counter allergy medicine, but apparently needed more. Rather than just pop pills indiscriminately, we wound up in the emergency room. (There isn’t a walk-in clinic less than about an hour from here.)
They gave me more meds and after a while we left. Got allergy drugs and came home. I slept the rest of the day.
So today was eventful, but not very productive!