Sunday, January 09th, 2011 | Author:
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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Credit to Schmode over at Random Musings of a Frogged Mind for the most appropriate label for what this post surely contains.

It’s 1:37 AM.  TheKidlet has been in bed for …. 20 minutes, max.  She stayed up late, to watch the ending of Willy Wonka.

I interrupted her viewing of Willy Wonka (the original version, of course), when I dragged her and DaHubby out on a quest for a new office chair.  I have been using DaHubby’s and he’s been using my old, decrepit one … and I think he’s kind of tired of it.  I don’t blame him.  We didn’t find one that I   liked, mainly because all we found were leather or pleather… and well.  I have a Smidgen.  Smidgen who likes to climb up and sleep behind my head on the top of her chair.   She climbs using her claws.  Cause that’s what cats do.  And leather chairs just wouldn’t last very long under those circumstances.

We popped over to PetSmart and picked up some chew toys for the dogs …. because Henry is a beagle, and beagles chew.  And if Henry doesn’t have appropriate things to chew on, he chews on shoes.  Remotes.  Toys.  Drainage pipes that he has dug up from under the yard.  Whatever he can get his teeth on.  And in the interest of keeping him alive, every few months, I drop whatever it takes to replace whatever he’s demolished.  I mean, he snuggles with me at night.

So we went to dinner.  More on that tomorrow.

And we got home in time to see the Jets game.  And THEN she decided she could finish watching Willy Wonka.   I bet she sleeps in tomorrow.

Is anyone still here? Cause that was like…. the most inane post ever.   So here’s more.

In mid-2009, I came down with a case of mysterious hives.  Mysterious because we never did pinpoint the reason for them.  Every few months I would attempt to go off of my allergy meds to see if the hives returned, and they always did.  Until about May 2010.  So for almost a year, I had idiopathic hives.  Hives suck.  I mean, if you’ve never had them, count yourself lucky.  If you’ve never had hives that they couldn’t explain the reason for, drop to your knees in gratitude now.

Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago.  Just when I started missing my allergist, cause really she was downright cool, guess what shows?  I took a Benadryl and chalked it up to the new conditioner that I had tried.

And as I typed that….. I literally had a lightbulb moment.

Damnit.  It’s the conditioner.  The new ALL NATURAL ORGANIC conditioner.

I know this because I used it this morning.  And today, I have hives.

I hate that.  It seemed like a good conditioner, too, which is rare in the world of no-SLA-no-paraben-no-bad-stuff conditioners.  Usually, they’re just kind of …. crappy.

This is why I shouldn’t write blog posts at 1:37 AM.

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3 Responses

  1. 1
    Brenda 

    I read the title and thought Shmode! Glad you figured out what was causing the hives =)

  2. 2
    Jody 

    Ooo, go me!

    I’ve come to a point where I even loathe the terms ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ because they’ve been so overused to paint over just as shitty a product as the non-organic. Take diapers bought at the organic store here. How are they organic whatsoever when they are made from the exact same materials and don’t degrade for a bazillion years?

    Oops, sorry, spewed a little bit of my own throw-up right there.

  3. 3
    Jody 

    Oh, and lovely, lovely blog change, I’m definitely liking the cleanness of it.