Thursday, March 17, 2011

radioactive spider bite

These way-cute rain boots were a Christmas gift from a friend.

They were parked on my porch for two months waiting for a rainy day that didn't also include ice.

I was pretty excited to wear them for the first time  a few Mondays ago, they made the rainy day a little brighter. I snapped this photograph right after I put them on for the first time.

About five minutes from work, I felt something bite one of my left toes.

I drive a standard transmission which means that in order to stop I need to use both feet. One on the clutch and the other on the brake pedal.

I had to wait until I could pull into the parking lot to peel off the boot and claw at my foot.

My toe had a little hole in it, itched like hell and was turning red. I downed two Benedryl - incidentally I had a very productive day.

I sort of thought it was all over, but by Thursday I was sitting in the doctor's office.

Nothing ten days of antibiotics can't fix.

Stupid spiders.

I still love the boots.


Granny Annie said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch! I would have wrecked the car.

Rachel said...

Oh, that smarts! Hope it's all gone now. I have to say that I have never seen a fancier or more colorful pair of boots before! Very nice!!

Cliff said...

Oh my girl. I hope this clears up fast.
Go buy yourself some Tempo. (spray for bug) it's the best, has no odor and kills spiders like magic and don't tell me you're protecting the little varmints.