just a few updates

We made it back home sometime yesterday. I'm so happy to be home to be honestly. There's so much to do. I've got nearly 400 pictures to sort, resize and get uploaded to my Flickr account. The project is liable to take me a few days.

I came home to 30 messages in my inbox and 80 entries to read. Yeah, I can tell I've been gone 4 days. It's taken a couple days but I have them down to 39 more to read.....

While we were on or way home, I had a couple more title possibilities come up. I figured that when I got home if there wasn't any more votes I'd add them to the poll and extend it by a week. Imagine my surprise when I checked the poll and found 3 votes last night and then another 2 more this morning. I was even more surprised when the one title ran away with the poll. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.

I've got some weeding to do this week. When blogging begins to feel like a one-sided friendship, it's definitely time to re-assess the blog following procedures.

The trip went fairly well. Everyone survived... surprising. Some of us ended up a tad crankier than others. Then again, if the sun did this to your skin everytime you spent anymore than a few brief minutes in the sun. What you can't see in the picture is the fact that there are little blisters EVERYWHERE on that arm. The sad thing is, even if I use the strongest sunscreen... I ~still~ blister. It's not a heat rash because it just happens on my hands and arms and not on other parts of my body that are covered (where you'd expect heat rash to occur). It's also not an allergy because, like I said, it only happens on the hands and arms and not everywhere that's exposed (in other words, my face doesnt have a problem although I seem to have a very slight problem on the upper chest when wearing a v-neck shirt). The only thing that seems to work on the itch is Benedryl gel. Creams don't work (not even my Aveeno that I use every shot day). I think I'm going to add it to my list for the yearly physical and ask the dr. In the meantime, I need to see about making a lightweight cotton jacket for when I have to be out in the sun for longer than 10 minutes.... but mostly for car rides where I can't get into some shade regularly.

I think that's it for now. I'd like to get some reading done before I crawl in for the night.

16 comments:

Wendyburd1 said...

Agghh I HATE sunburns, I get blisters too...and can't stop myself from peeling!!Ergghh!

Yaya said...

Oh no, I can't believe your blister up like that. Ouch!

blueviolet said...

You poor thing. I hope it doesn't hurt too badly.

There's nothing like the feeling of coming home. Welcome home!

Janis said...

Welcome home, sorry to see you have such a bad sunburn. You must really have sensitive skin. Hope it feels better soon.

AliceKay said...

Welcome home. That blister type rash sounds a bit odd. I hope the doctor can figure out why it only appears on some of your exposed skin and not on others. Sounds like a mystery that needs to be solved ASAP.

Will be looking forward to your pics when you get the chance to look thru them and load them up. :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm glad you're back and I'm sorry about your blisterd arm! That doesn't sound fun at all!

I hope you don't "weed" me!!! Hugs back.

Deanna said...

It sounds like you had a somewhat good time in spite of the blisters. That looks painful.

Please don't weed me...

Glad to have you home again. I think I voted but can't remember. Is the vote still up? I can't seem to find it.

Tori_z said...

Welcome home! Glad you had a mostly good time. :)

Karla said...

Glad you had a good time..even though the sun was not your friend..Hopefully someone sometime somewhere will find a sunblock that will work for you.

junyah said...

WELCOME HOME..weed a way , i forgot to vote. lol

The Wife O Riley said...

I thought it was bad that I burn so easily. I'm so sorry you get those blisters. That is definitely something to talk to the Dr about.

Intense Guy said...

Welcome Home! Sounds like you gave your new camera a pretty good work out!

. o O (how did I miss this entry?)

$0.12...the ten cents is the overdue comment fine like at the library...

Melissa B. said...

Welcome back! Good to see you again...

Eeeeewwww, sun blisters? Nasty! Hope they didn't harm your relaxation factor.

And thanks for reminding me of Gale Storm. I'm told my cousin used to get her confused with Lucille Ball, and no wonder-her obit said My Little Margie was the summer replacement for I Love Lucy.

Bee and Rose said...

Welcome home!!

I can't believe you have 400 photos to sort! Wowza!!!

I hope you can get some healing for your blisters! You poor thing!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Ugh, I can see how that can be annoying especially when you just want to enjoy the day. Hope you're feeling all better now and that the doc figures out a solution!

ChicagoLady said...

I caught part of something on FoxNews tonight, and they were talking about all the different things that interact and can affect how your skin reacts when in sunlight. Included in that were: Ibuprofen, Benadryl, some sunscreens, some antibiotics, and some diuretics. Are you sure it isn't the sunscreen that is causing the rash?

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