When life gives you lemons…

Okay, so yes, I normally post happy-happy, joy-joy things.  Today, this is what I want to say:


Yesterday, I ate something and had an allergic reaction.  It was rather small, but my lips started swelling and feeling like they were on fire.  I have not been diagnosed with food allergies…yet.  Apparently, that will be added to this lovely concoction that is my life.  Fine.  Whatever.  Let’s move on.  I took an allergy pill last night and went to bed.  Today, they were still swollen, and it’s my daughter’s birthday.  My other daughter has been sick since Monday.  My dad went into the ER the other night, but is fine.  I had a field trip.  To an animal farm.  When the temperature was registering, get this, 89 degrees after a freakish cold front last week.  Fine.  Whatever.  Let’s move this crap along.  I have a genetic photosensitivity disorder as some of you recall.  So, I had my umbrella for today, and got everything together and arrived with my class to see animals.  On a hot, sunny day.

I immediately started sneezing.  Like not a little.  Like every 5 minutes and it was several times in a row…the forceful pee-droplet kind of sneeze.  You know those.  Great.  I motioned to my helpers to take over so I could find a potty, stop sneezing, and hopefully live.  A woman saw me and asked if I needed a Benadryl.  Thankfully, I said yes.  By the time the bless-ed trip was over, I was ready to have a lie down.  Once we got back to school, I assumed I would be better.  Think again.  I ate lunch and my face was on fire.  My lips started swelling more.  A lady saw me and said at least I didn’t have to pay for Botox.  Awesome.  So, umm, I went to the allergy doctor and he gave me some meds.  I have food allergy testing as well as the rest of it over the course of this month.  I am still trying to make sense of all of this.  I know there is no such thing as normal, but really, a little break would be nice.  Jesus take the wheel…over to that guy who is having fun.

“I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.”  ~Ron White


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