Project 365 – Week 3: On the Loose

Theme for the Week: On the Loose (May 31st – June 6th)

Well ya’ll, I have failed you… I have ZERO pictures for this week, and the reason why is  because I was taking pictures. I know what you are thinking, this makes no sense, but trust me, it does!

Last week I went to a beautiful wooded and grassy area to take some pictures of a family. We went to an area with long grass that looked very rustic for the picture. Little did I know that I would get extremely muddy, have to check for ticks , and the worst of all, I ended up with Poison Ivy all over my legs! Did I mention that I wore capris and sandals because I wasn’t thinking about anything except that it was nice and sunny when I was getting dressed.

Public Service Announcement (PSA) for all photographers and want-to-be photographers…If you do a photo shoot the day after it rains wear long sleeves and boots no matter how beautiful it is the day of the shoot!

CAUTION: Field May Contain Poison Ivy...Boots & Long Sleeves Required!
*  *  *  *  CAUTION: Field May Contain Poison Ivy…Boots & Long Sleeves Required  *  *  *  *

When I got home from the shoot my shoes were muddy, I didn’t have any ticks, and I had a small “scratch” on my ankle.  Before I knew it I was covered from my ankles to the tops of my legs with poison ivy.  The small scratch exploded overnight.  I was itchy and extremely uncomfortable for almost two weeks and haven’t been able to sleep.  Now you understand why I took this week off from my Project 365 work.  I guess you could say the only thing “On the Loose” was my poison ivy!

I’m better now, except for all the scabs that need to clear up on my legs, and I can offer you all some advice on what worked for treating my poison ivy:

1) Take an antihistamine to help with the itch…I used Allegra…This does nothing to prevent the spreading but it does help a bit with the itchiness.

2)  Into the second week my mom found a scrub that removes the oil from the poison ivy to prevent further spreading…You can find it at the drugstore and costs $15.99 or so depending on where you go…I can not recommend it enough…The scrub dried it up within 2-days.



Job 2:7

So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.

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