I’m one of those people who most people hate because I have been blessed with “flawless skin”. I have never had acne and a pimple is a rarity on my face. But before you start to hate me for it here are the facts: Since I was 15 years old I have suffered from psoriasis. I have to watch what I eat, take loads of vitamins, manage how much stress I expose myself to and monitor my alcohol intake. Luckily I am currently in remission but anything can trigger a relapse.
I have extremely sensitive skin and a strange fruit or perfume in a soap or body lotion can easily set off a rash. Once, at my niece’s graduation, I had hives all over my face and neck. I flew in a few days earlier and with all the liquid restrictions on airplanes I decided to just use other peoples shampoos and soaps for my short visit home. Obviously I won’t be doing that again.
So where is all this leading to you might ask? Well, like clockwork, I have a special occasion next weekend and I’ve got a very large red bite on the center of my forehead! I never go out in the sun without a hat and these damned country bugs love to get under the visor and make a meal out of my shiny wide forehead. But I’m afraid it doesn’t stop there either. Mosquito’s and spiders like to snack on me at night and now that it has become so hot, I have to either sleep with the windows open or melt.
For some reason some brainiac decided to put a screen on one bedroom window but not the other. But the only way to get a cross breeze in the bedroom is to have both windows open. Italian’s don’t seem to believe in screened windows or doors. I’m not sure exactly why that is but I must tell you that if this keeps up I may have to go to IKEA and buy myself one of those safari looking bug canopies for over the bed. No need to drill holes in the ceiling, I’ll just mount the sucker onto the crystal chandelier.
It’s actually not just the blemish that is bugging me (I may be vain but come on!) but the fact that I have many bites that were not there when I went to bed last night. What’s crawling in my bed when the lights go out? They are also incredibly itchy. Even in Canada I have never reacted so strongly to bug bites. Here’s hoping that now that I am back in the city the bites will fade and I won’t need to borrow Elora’s new cover-up make-up. No one will be looking at me anyways…she’s the bride : )