Friday, September 6, 2013


Urushiol: God created it; it must have a purpose. Maybe humans weren't susceptible to it before the fall.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: "It's sap is of an extremely poisonous character, and in many persons the slightest contact with the leaves causes a rash of a most distressing character, the hands and arms and sometimes the whole body becoming greatly swollen from simply touching or carrying a branch of the plant, the swelling being accompanied with intolerable pain and inflammation, ending in ulceration."

Somehow, even with all her running around in the woods and her propensity for getting poisoned, Snow White never gets poison ivy. I'm almost as jealous of that as I am of her lovely costumes.

Due to some yard work earlier this week, my brother and I now have such a rash of that most distressing character, all over my face and all over his body. It's been so long since I've had poison ivy, mostly due to my very real fear of the plant. I had an extreme case of poison ivy when I was younger. I was painfully sick for weeks with blisters that almost scarred. Now, with two weeks to the S.E.W., bring on the medications.

Happy thoughts, happy thoughts, happy thoughts.
 Hook: I do love his coat.

1 comment:

Kathryn Grace said...

Oh no! I'll be praying for you and that nobody else gets it!!