10.12.2009

Taking My Poison Ivy To Oklahoma

I watched the seconds tick off this morning, waiting and watching for 8:00 so that I could call the doctor's office to make an appointment for this blasted poison ivy.  They set an early appointment time for me (Praise Jesus!), and I might have done a little happy dance while I got ready to go.  At the risk of being redundant, but needing to say it again, this poison ivy stuff is for the birds.  No, actually, I wouldn't even wish it on birds.  It is h.o.r.r.i.b.l.e.  Positively, absolutely, and magnified to the 300th percent horrible.  Like taking a trip down to the depths of Hades horrible. 

I deposited the rascals off at their daddy's office, math books and spelling books in hand, and then skedaddled off to the doctor.  I sat in the waiting room and realized that I would most certainly leave the office with piggy flu in addition to my poison ivy, thanks in part to the sneezy snotty man who insisted on blowing his nose 3 inches from my sleeve.  Thank you so much,  Mister.  Really. 

Finally, they called me back, and I spent a few minutes with the nurse and the doctor, who both started itching just because they looked at me.  Yes.  It is that bad.  The doctor asked if I wanted a shot or pills, and I urged her to give me the good stuff (i.e. whatever works the fastest).  She shot me in the rear.

And you know what?  I didn't care.  She could have shot me a dozen times, and I would have just stayed hunched over that exam table grinning.  Because that shot....well, that means no more clawing my flesh off and feeling like I have alien babies hatching in my epidermis. 

So....two hours later, I am feeling much better.  AWESOME.  She also doped me up with a doozy of a medicine that is supposed to make me sleep until next Tuesday. 

Poison Ivy....bad.  Very very  bad.

In other news, I stretched my spontaneous legs today.  I stretch those legs often, but usually it is just for stuff like impulse shopping an Almond Joy at the check-out counter or the Red Bomb mysteriously driving itself to Old Navy and buying its driver a new shirt. 

But, today, I decided that we would just up and go on a trip.  To Oklahoma.

Now before you think that my brain has been eaten alive by the poison ivy, it really makes more sense than that.  And...if I was just going to up and drive somewhere, I'd drive to Georgia.  Not Oklahoma. 

But let me explain.

The husband is heading out today for a business trip to OK City today, and I was telling him goodbye this morning before he left for work.  Then it hit me.  WE CAN JUST GO WITH HIM!

So we are.

We're loading up in a rental car (which the boys think is the most amazing thing ever) in just a few minutes, and we are heading out.  We're going to swim in the hotel's indoor pool, do school in our hotel room, and go to the OK City Zoo.  And all because...we can.

HOMESCHOOLING SPONTANEITY AT ITS FINEST!!!

This is what I do love so much about homeschooling.  The flexibility to just up and go and try new things. 

So...next time you hear from me, I'll be in good ole' Oklahoma!!

16 comments:

Jessica said...

Glad you got your itchy-ness taken care of! I haven't had poison ivy since I was a kid and oh the bad memories! Have fun on your spontaneous trip!

Michele said...

So sorry about your PI. Glad to know you got some really good drugs. Love homeschooling for that very reason . . . flexibility!!! Have a fun time. Do something educational and fun so you can count it for a school day:)

Nina Diane said...

awesome...have fun

Gretchen said...

This is Amber posting at its finest. Have a wonderful time in OK. Don't forget your denim jumper, though, to prove that you're a homeschooling family, and not a kidnapper. For that would be bad.

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Alison said...

First off, what's up with the Chinese? Second off...great idea on taking a splurge trip. Does he know you're coming??

The Bowden's said...

Glad to hear you have a cure for your poison ivy. And how awesome is it that you have travel opportunities like this thanks to homeschooling! :) Have fun!

Tiffani said...

You truly make me want to shed to planner/scheduler self and just GET UP and GO!! I love that about you...along with 293842093483 other things too, of course!

I love that IF you were just jumping in the car to drive you'd come to Georgia because that's where I am!!!! Soon, very soon, though!!

Be safe and I'll talk to you sometime along the way to OOOOOOOOK! lahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain...where the waving wheat can sure smell sweet when the wind comes right behind the rain!! :)

New Every Morning said...

I agree with everything that feng said (I think)

Oh the beauty of homeschooling. We love to take it on the road! Have a wonderful time.

My sympathies about the ivy... I had to get a shot a couple of years ago for it too. I would have taken 30 shots if need be...

Kendra said...

I prefer shots, too. Just give me the drugs quickly!

Have fun in OKC! I spent a LOT of time there in the late 90's dating a worthless guy but loving the city. Yet another perk of homeschool, huh? Giving lessons poolside while on a spontaneous vacay sounds good to me!

Jim said...

Amb,
So, is your rental a "surrey with the fringe on the top?"

Glad you're getting well - itching is no fun!

We've been with several OK people - your aunts and uncles from Thailand. They say hi-dee to you.

Mom and I are doing a dramatic couple tomorrow at the Assoc. Annual meeting. Then I'm giving a test tomorrow evening.

Talk atcha later,
Be Careful out there in the OK country.

Love,
Jim-Dad

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I feel your pain with the poison ivy. Growing up I would get it that bad. Been shot in the butt many times and it was totally worth it. I haven't had it as an adult though, can't even imagine!

Have fun in OKC, we lived in either OKC, Edmond or just south of Norman for 3 years before we moved where we are now. Lots of good memories!

mimi said...

There is nothing like constant itching to make you slowly go crazy!! Hope it's better today.

I'm impressed with your "get up and go"...you go girl ;)

Cathy said...

I think you're Yak Scratch Fever has caused you to go insane in the membrane....cause I'm almost POSITIVE instead of typing "Georgia", you meant to type "Oregon".;)

Have fun!!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

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Thank you!

The Management


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christy rose said...

I am so glad that the poison ivy is under control. I know that it is no fun! at all!!

Spontaneity is one great thing about homeschooling, for sure!