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Fire Ants at a Funeral
Taken with my camera phone.

This title makes me think of Snakes on a Plane for some reason. It's not nearly that bad, but it's still pretty itchy.

When you're out of town for a funeral, the last thing you want to worry about is wearing heels when your foot is swollen like a football after fire ants have gotten you.


Thanks, everyone, for all of your comments, emails, tweets, and calls about my Nonnie. I'm here in Alexandria until Sunday. The funeral was yesterday. It was heart wrenching but it was wonderful to see extended family I haven't seen in years.

Now I'm distracting myself on Twitter....

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Blogger Mamma said...

So far, this has not been your year. Well except for that cool trip to Baton Rouge and our fabulous happy hour. ;)

And that title?? Perfect name for a band.

Thinking of you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch. I'm gettin' itchy just lookin' at the photo. Sorry to read about your grandma -- you're in my thoughts.

Blogger Velma said...

Holy frijole - physical pain plus emotional pain = sucky time. Hope you are feeling better soon, and my condolences on your loss.

Blogger flutter said...

did you get someone to pee on your foot to stop the poison? Oh, wait, that's for jellyfish. Hell.

Blogger ExPatSW said...


But I did read somewhere that martinis make the itching stop! ;-)

Blogger Kyla said...

Ouch! That looks painful, LM.

Blogger hollibobolli said...

holy crap - the only reason I'm not totally shocked is that I'm allergic to those suckers and I totally stood in a pile of them while I was walking Nate Nate once!! They got him too and with his little doggy weight - it nearly killed him. Fire ants can blow me - those things SUCK!!!

You have a good trip back and take care of yourself. Hugs and more hugs!!

Blogger NotSoSage said...

Well, I've always been a proponent of distracting myself from my emotional pain any way I can, but this is taking things a wee bit too far.

Keep those toes up! Or whatever you do to relieve fire ant pain...ouch.

Blogger Nancy said...

owwwww... that looks sore and painful.

Girl, you need a break! A girls night out and plenty of adult beverage!

I hope it heals and goes away fast.

Blogger Defiantmuse said...

ouch. sucks dude. that's one of the worst things about Louisiana. I definitely do not miss those little buggers. Or the heat. Or the conservatives. Or the poison ivy. Or the mosquitoes. I could go on and on but I'll stop now.

there's also so much good. but you know that.

us natives can talk shit. other people? not so much.

Blogger jen said...

i can't wait to hug you in July.

Anonymous Gunfighter said...

Dude, that's gotta suck.

Blogger Gwen said...

Oh no, I missed your grandma's death? I am so sorry, Steph! And those bites look painful, too.

Blogger Venus said...

that does not look fun at all. Hope your poor feet feel better fast.

Blogger Julie Pippert said...

Oh STEPH! Insult to injury. I am so, so sorry.

Anonymous wright said...

Ouch! That looks painful! I hope the swelling and itching goes down soon.

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