It's official. I'm a FREAK OF NATURE! I have spent the past two days holed away in my house under the AC and drugged up on something stronger than benedryl that has probably not been approved by the FDA.
I mentioned the other day that I have a crazy heat rash that has been brought on by the heat and humidity that will be with us until at least the end of September. I am currently 1/3 strawberry . . . lathered in calamine lotion, using every ounce of self-control to not claw my skin off.
I'm happy to report that the dehumidifier of my AC and the pills are working . . . slowly. A small portion of my left arm is back, and my chest is only pink instead of flaming red.
But the strange thing is, the moment humid air touches my skin, I pop right back into that Smucker's state.
No lie . . . THE MOMENT!! Yesterday Alheri, the Great, stopped by to check on me, I met her in my kitchen (there's a curtain between my sauna of a kitchen and the dehumidified livingroom) . . . within seconds I could feel my skin raising. Her eyes got big and she pushed me back into the AC.
You know that scene in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory . . . where Violet chews the gum and turns into a blueberry. Yeah, that's me. Only red.
Last night we had a ton of rain storms . . . which broke the humidity and lowered the temperature. I was able to sleep with the windows open!! It was LOVELY! I woke up this morning to take more make-me-sleep-through-the-whole-day pills and the rash was completely gone from my chest and right arm and half of the left. Around 10am I shot up from my drug-enduced-coma and ran to shut all the windows before crawling back into the dark hole of sleep. My chest and arms were on fire!
To me, the weirdest part is that it's the humidity that's causing it . . . right now, it's 100F (~37C) . . . which is actually comfortable compared to the 120F it was in May & June. So, I'm praying for rain . . . lots and lots of it, so that I can at least leave my house!