Sunday, April 15, 2012

We've had so much fun this week I can barely stand it!

A year later, I'm still grateful to an acquaintance who described coping with bad luck as "finding new ways to have fun." That makes me feel so much better than hearing that things could be worse. I know they could be and I'm very grateful that they aren't.

But I've had so much fun this week I can barely stand it!

After we got the new bees installed, we discovered that there's a reason they look and act different than last year's bees. They're not the type we paid for. And they're already in our hives, so there's not much we can do about it at this point except hope they settle down.

Did you know that if you get multiple honeybee stings it can make you feel like you've got a mild case of the flu? That's according to the bee forums and explains exactly how my husband and I have both felt for the past two days. But that's not the REALLY fun part...

With stings to the scalp, the fluid has to drain somewhere...and the path of least resistance is the skin above the eyes. Which makes me look like I've got prosthetic alien makeup on. I'm not posting a picture of this, but trust me -- it looks freakish.

I can't tell you how glad I am to be a stay at home mom right now and not have any obligations to go out in public where I'd have to try and explain this!

I think the nice, very knowledgable lady at poison control said this was normal and it might take a week for the swelling to go down. I'm hoping I remember that part wrong because when I called and talked to her last night I was more concerned about whether or not I needed to call my husband to come home from work and drive me to the emergency room.

No stash report this week because I've been having too much fun to buy fabric or quilt! I am linking this post to Finding the Funny over at My Life and Kids, because all I can do at this point is laugh at the situation.


Jennie P. said...

I've always been interested in beekeeping. I wanted fresh honey and plenty of bees around to pollinate my crops. I always have a huge garden of both fruit and veggies. Hearing about all your stings though...not sure it's worth it haha. Hope the swelling goes down soon! I sure would love to see pictures of your jars of golden honey when you get some!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Oh dear! Get better and I hope you enjoy a different kind of fun next week (like, the Really fun kind;)

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

O mel eu amo.Mas abelhas já fiquei monstro de tantas picadas e hospital foi a solução.Bom não ter sido tão grave com você.Beijos.

barbara woods said...

hope you get better soon and get back to sewing

Vic in NH said...

Oh, Michelle, you poor baby! I betcha they sent you those aggressive African bees, right?

The Chinese people have a curse that goes, "May you have an interesting life." So I say to you, may you have a boring life!

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Unknown said...

Ouch! I so wish you would've posted a picture, but we get it. Puffy eyes, huh? Those mean bees! This reminds me of Chimpanzee, which is out right now at the movie theaters. A little chimpanzee tries to get to the honey, but he's not quick enough and those bees sting him all over. Poor chimp and poor you! I'm glad you are "finding the funny" in it. Ha! Thanks for linking up with us!


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