Last week Keller Williams Realty had what we call Red Day (Renew, Energize and Donate). The different offices volunteered to paint over graffiti, donate food – things like that. My office decided to clean up a public park. We raked, weeded and cleaned up the area. It was fun. I went home feeling good because I gave back to the community.
Three days later I realized I had poison ivy. I never had poison ivy before and of course being a city girl I thought it was a mosquito bite. So naturally when it itched – I scratched. And I scratched and scratched. Suddenly, this mosquito bite spread up one arm and jumped to the other arm. Then I did what everyone else in the world does at a time like this (no I didn’t pour myself a strong drink – that came later). I turned to the internet for a cure. I tried rubbing the inside of a banana peel on my arm. It worked for a couple minutes and then the itch came back. I tried the baking soda with water and with vinegar. They both worked for a little longer than the banana peel but when it dried the baking soda flaked off all over the floor. Now I’m itching and cleaning up the floor. Someone kill me please.
Finally I went to the drug store and bought the Benadryl spray and pill. That worked just fine. I fell asleep an hour after taking the pill and had no idea what was going on around me.
I think the only cure for poison ivy is not to get it. Let’s face it – nature belongs outside and I belong inside where it’s safe.
If anyone wants to send me a cure I’ll be happy to try it. Please – help me stop the itch!