Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Something about my left side

We're here on vacation and something about my left side is very attractive to the locals down here. I'm serious. They find me irresistible. To the point that they physically attach themselves to me.

While walking up to the beach the top of my left arm hurt. It was a nagging hurt on my skin. Upon investigation, I found I was being bitten by a teeny, tiny red ant. And it was going to town biting, scurrying and biting some more.

A few hours later I noticed a new mole above my left hip. It was dark and very raised. As I went to check, it moved. I had a tick working very hard to get under my skin. Fortunately, after much tugging, I got it off with just two little bite marks on me. The head stayed attached to its the body.

And now this will be the vacation where my children will have to deal with me being a fanatic about ticks.


In spite of the hungry wildlife, we are having a lovely, lovely time.

5 comments:

Jenn in Holland said...

Ack! Ticks and biting ants? Yikes.

Are you talking about those mean, rotten, horrible, fire ants that run rampant in Texas? (and elsewhere I am sure)
Man those things are evil with a capital N.A.S.T.Y. The way they latch on and sting repeatedly it's like, well, you are ON FIRE. Mean, rotten, terrible critters.

So glad that you are having a grand time. Can't wait to hear more stories!

Jodi said...

Can you get rid of all the ticks and ants before my trip down there?

I miss ya girl!

Alex Elliot said...

My sympathies about your left side :)
A friend of mine who's a pHD tick expert gave a presentation to my moms group last night about ticks.

Adventures In Waitressing said...

Sorry you are getting biten. Just let me know where you are, I don't want to go there LOL

Hope the rest of your vacation is bite free.

cathouse teri said...

Ticks are so icky.