Sunday, May 16, 2010

Attack of the Mosquitos!!

This weekend we went to the drive-in, and I got 34 mosquito bites. I wore long pants and a jacket... yet somehow was eaten alive. I tend to have a slight allergic reaction to mosquito bites- and since I was bitten several times on my hands, I cannot get my rings off or really bend my ring finger (pinkie finger is also jacked up!). It started throbbing around 3:30 am- so we got up and tried SEVERAL things to get those darned rings off. In the end I couldn't take how bad it was hurting, so I took pain pills and let it be.

I think my only option is cutting the rings off or waiting and hoping the swelling goes down... so... here's hoping.

ALSO (please note picture) while I was contemplating my numerous bites, I saw something in the window. I thought it had to be some other type of bug, but after Trent inspecting it, then disposing of it, we concluded it is just a HUGE mosquito.

Did he follow me home? Not sure. But at least if he DID contribute to my 34 bites all over my body, he didn't get away with it!



Sarah said...

YIKES!! Goodness girl...I'm so sorry! I've been keeping my eyes peeled open for those suckers malaria for me! I hope your fingers have gotten a little better now though!

Miss you lots!!!

Ash said...

Your know-it-all former park ranger sister-in-law says: That huge mosquito was probably a Crane Fly (aka "Mosquito Hawk"), and they don't bite. They just annoy. But then again my brother should know that, so maybe it WAS a huge mosquito. Seems like mosquitos go after you like chiggers come after me...knock on wood I haven't been afflicted's only a matter of time. Glad you didn't lose any appendages.