‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Sunday, December 07, 2008

I'm An Itchy Scratchy Swollen Mess...How 'Bout You?

I'm still in Florida. Long story. But I've got this lovely allergic reaction to keep me occupied, (see photo) so don't worry about me getting bored or anything. I have NO idea what it is...but my face, hands and feet are swollen, and I've got this really weird bumpy rash on my face and ears. It feels like sandpaper over most of my face...and it burns. The swelling makes me feel like Violet Beauregard from the Willy Wonka movie. Remember? The one who turns into a giant blueberry? My brother Steve was terrified of her when we were little. He wouldn't eat blueberries for a long time because he was afraid he'd turn into one, too.

Anastasia is really happy to be going home soon. She says she misses the dogs. She is also very excited for the snow. I, on the other hand, am not excited about the snow. It's 78 degrees here. And sunny. Who would willingly give that up? Seriously, I could easily be talked into moving down here right now.

Well, I've got to go lather stuff on this rash. And start the packing process. And watch Desperate Housewives..... nite.


  1. Owie! Hoping your rash is much less itchy and fades away into the FL sunset. Happy packing!

  2. Yikes! That does not sound fun. I hope it goes away soon!

  3. Calamine,here we come! jeNN

  4. Instead of FairieMama, we'll have to start calling you PuffMama. It could be your rapper name ;)

  5. Anonymous11:23 PM

    Watch out! They had to take Violet to the juicer! :)

    I was just in Florida in October for the Consciously Parenting Retreat and it was so amazing! I had never really spent that much time down there and I really left too soon. Maybe you and I can go to the next retreat they have. They're kid friendly, so kids can come too!


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