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Not slacking

I didn't post to-do lists the past two day, but that does not mean I was slacking.  Wednesday was filled with doctor stuff for Soëlie, as well as errands and grocery shopping and the "normal" daily stuff I want to do, like write, art journal, and keep the house tidy.

Yesterday was consumed by my Battle Against an Invisible Foe.  According to the doctor, the bumps all over me and the Sprout are bites. She first said spiders and then maybe fleas. I mostly have bumps on my thighs, stomach, chest and a couple on my back.  Soëlie has some on her legs, on the insides of her elbows, and her armpits (at least 7 on each side). For my part, I'm having an allergic reaction to them; they last close to two weeks and remain inflamed--between penny- and quarter-sized (5 centime and 2 euro coina, respectively)--and itchy for almost the duration. This is the second "attack" I've had in the last month and I am Tired.Of.It.  

I don't know if it is fleas or if it will help, but I washed all our bedding yesterday and vacuumed the house, which is tile throughout, excepting the two sisal-carpeted bedrooms, where the cats are not allowed. I've confined the poor kitties to the terrace and yard until I can treat them and wash their bedding; I did 4 loads yesterday alone and my weekly quota is 4, so.... Oh, and I want to wash the doormats and the couch cover.

Ugh. When will it end. Will it end?

Enough whinging; now to do something about it:

~ Wash, fold, and put away laundry
~ make fromage blanc
~ fax important papers to Julien -- post about that to follow
~ re-vacuum the house
~ write 750 words
~ go to the pharmacy
~ get S an appt for an immunization Actually saw the doc right away and got it done.
~ art journal
~ make Honey Nut Medley.* Not going to happen tonight, but I put it at the end of the list because it was the least pressing. Maybe tomorrow...

~ Talk to landlord about the move
~ Take care of administrivia
~ go to post office

Soëlie has had me awake since 5:40. Not the first time, believe me, so you'd think I'd be smart enough to just get up and get busy instead of trying to coax her back to sleep.  If I 'd done that, I'd be halfway through my list now.

* I feel like I'm always the last one to figure things out, but did you know that if you use the LJ Rich text button for inserting a link, after entering the link in the URL field, you can click the "Target" tab at the top, and select "New Window (_blank), and your link will open in another navigator page (or tab is your browser is configured that way) so the person clicking doesn't leave your page? 


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Nov. 4th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
Sympathies on the skin problems. I had an attack of hives a few years ago - nothing seemed to make a difference and it was so uncomfortable. The doctor's suggestion - "perhaps you are allergic to something within". Strangely enough, this didn't make it feel any better!

Have you got some flea-death powder for the carpets?
Nov. 4th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
The doctor's suggestion - "perhaps you are allergic to something within". Strangely enough, this didn't make it feel any better!

Ha! No, it doesn't. A doctor in Mayotte told me that I was allergic to something that was eating me alive from the inside. Comforting that. (Different allergies that time with lots of infections and respiratory probs.)

No flea powder for the moment. I really don't want to use it with Soëlie crawling everywhere. :-|
Nov. 4th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Rashes and rashy bites are no fun.
Take your cats to the vet and see if they have a flea treatment like Revolution or Advantage. It is a liquid that is placed on the neck of the cat and is absorbed quickly wit out the residue of powder. It is supposed to be kid and pet safe as well.
Nov. 4th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
I bought some at the pharmacy this afternoon and treated them. I hope to wash their bedding tonight and they can come back inside tomorrow. :P
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