Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Today, I open my front door and there are bumble bees on the frou-frou spring flower wreath I put on my door to replace the red berry one I had for winter. Stupid bees, do they not know the difference between real flowers and fake ones? And I screamed like the girl I am and it was dumb. But two is a lot of bees at one time right? And I got my very first sting last year and had a reaction. I called my sister because she has a PHD in Biology and so I always figure, she'll know.
"A bee stung me."
"And a bee stung me!" I was freaking out at this point.
"Okay," she started being soothing because she knows I'm melting down and she's known me all her life and I love her like mad and so she gets that I'm on the verge of a complete panic attack."Did you get the stinger out?"
"Yes, I think so. It was like a teeny black thing."
"Yes, good. Now go home an put ice on it."
"This really hurts. What if I die?"
"You'd be dead already." She said dryly.
"What if I go into anaphylactic shock?"
"Again, this would have already happened."
So I calmed and went home, took a pic and sent it to her.
"Wow that is big."
"You're not dying."
It took like a week to go away so the whole "bee thing" freaking me out.
"Mom its totally dead."
"I killed it!"
Neither of them were impressed. So yes, its warmer. I am no longer freezing but allergies are back, and man, the whole bug situation is lame.
Okay so in other news...(bee rant over), it looks like Still will actually be out mid-May, but my Daily Dose story, Heart of the Race, will be out June 1st along with all the others. The Daily Dose has a sports theme this year. I can't wait to read the others. But yeah, I'm happy. Its a small 20k novella but I really loved writing it and my cover is completely awesome. Is it not the coolest?