Saturday, July 17, 2004

Mr. Bee

It's been a few days since I have written anything.  I have been spending my time stressing out a little bit (maybe a lot?) about something I shouldn't be.  Somebody at my church has asked me to do some volunteer work that I don't think would be a good fit for me.  I didn't say no.  I didn't say yes either.  I need to not do what I would have done in my past and say yes to things that are not good for me just because somebody pushed me into them and I felt I couldn't say no because I didn't want to disappoint them.  I am going to call her tomorrow and just say no.

Tonight (or should I say last night - Friday, because this is Sat. morning) I got stung by my friend Mr. Bee.  Or should I say my enemy Mr. Bee.  I lay down to rest for a few minutes and pulled the blanket over me.  After a few minutes I felt something crawling up my arm.  I looked under the blanket and nothing.  Must just be nerve sensations, I thought to myself.  About two minutes later I felt a sharp sensation.  I lifted up the blanket and a bee flew out!  There was a red mark on my arm.  Good thing John was over watching TV because he killed the bee.  I am such a girl because I was too scared to kill the thing!  Then the area swelled a little bit and turned red and hot around it.  I wondered if I was allergic to bees.  I called my sister and asked her what she thought.  She said a little swelling was normal for a bee sting.  Anyway, I could and still can breathe ok, so I am not going to worry about it, even though it still hurts five hours later.  (Is that normal?)

Hmmm, what else is new?  You think I could come up with something after not being here for several days.  My life has just been filled with appointments.  And errands.  Not that it is boring.  Any day that God has made is great.   



  1. readmereadyou7/17/2004 3:45 AM

    You're so right to say no! It took me years to learn to say no. It's so much easier these days. : )
    As for the bee sting, thankfully, I haven't been stung yet, so I don't know what's normal. You should look it up online.

  2. Next time apply white vinegar or fresh lemon to the sting. Takes the owie and heat right out. Helps with the swelling too if the lemon is ice cold. ;-) And good for you! Just say no. You can find another way to volunteer or contribute that doesn't cause you stress. :-)  -B

  3. Poor you. Unless Bees are different in the US the act of stinging kills them and they leave their stinger in you. Wasps are different they can sting forever. Was it a honey bee a bumble bee or ???

  4. sonensmilinmon7/17/2004 7:56 AM

    You know best what you are good at doing.  I no longer have a problem saying no, if I don't feel I can do a good job or if I don't feel the project fits my personality.  


  5. Yep normal reaction. Baking soda and water made into a paste will take the swelling out. I hope you are steadfast in saying no.

  6. Amen. Days are blessings.

    I hope your arm feels better. It's been years since I've been stung (knock on wood), so I am hazy about how much they hurt, but from my fear of getting stung, I'd say it's pretty bad!


  7. youwch...i havent been stung in years...(knock on wood) I hope you heal up ok.
    I totally remembered how much that hurts reading your entry.
    Sorry i havent been around lately, just been busy. Glad to be back though!

  8. jules196420017/17/2004 4:27 PM

    Ouch!! bee stings do hurt a lot. Did you get the sting out, in the UK bees leave their stings behind and you have to get it out with tweezers. I hope it feels better soon and thankyou for showing me you journal :).............Jules xx

  9. thanks for the visit to my journal. I hope you feel better even now after the bee sting. Thats no fun and rather scary as well!

  10. Thanks for stopping by my journal... yours is great!  Hope to hear from you soon... stay away from bees!


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