March 22, 2011, I wrote the following entry:
March 17, 2012 (yes Paddy’s Day) I started the 2012 yard work. And ended up with the same results I do every year.
This time, I wore heavy socks, boots, long work pants, a long sleeved shirt and gloves. Good gloves, which I NEVER took off.
Tuesday…I started itching on my hands, back and forehead.
Wednesday (today) I’m fucked!
My hands look awful. They are covered with what I assume is poison oak or sumac, but could easily be poison ivy. My knuckles have taken the brunt of it. This morning, when I was running, I took my wedding ring off. I never take it off, but it bothers the hell out of me when I run. I put it back on as soon as I was done. And ripped the “poison bubble” residing on my knuckle. I had to put a band-aid on, just so the ooze wouldn’t spread. I know, right?
Both of my thumbs have blisters from pulling a rake. This is mostly because it was a mild winter, which required no snow shoveling. My hands will callus up about mid May. But the problem for now is I continue to rip open the blisters when lifting weights.
Yes casual reader I am running and lifting weights. At 6:00 am might I add. I still am going to bed late as fuck (4:00 am last Friday night, last 4:45 am Saturday night – I ran on neither of these days).
So obviously, I’m a mess. But it’s just my hands right?
I have some marks that has shown up on my forehead. Yay! The since I sweat while running it should spread to make me look like Eric Stoltz in Mask by the time I play with ComedySportz at 7:30pm this Saturday. I haven’t seen the movie in a while so I don’t remember if Rocky Dennis gets his affliction from yard work too. I do remember his mom, played by
Cher, gets him a whore. So that’s cool.