Please, do not feed the mosquitoes! (Recycled)

Today…okay, we already know I have a wacky schedule so it was actually yesterday…I went to a graduation open house. I’m not sure if the country setting had anything to do with it, or if it’s because we’ve had a whole lot of rain lately, but the mosquitoes were out – and out to get me, as they usually are. On the way home, alternating hands on the steering wheel (so I could scratch the many, many itchy bites), I remembered another pesky bug – filled summer a couple of years ago.

I also remembered it was bad enough that I wrote a blog post about it. So without further ado, here it is, brought back to life from August 11, 2011.


Okay, I accept the fact that I’m probably going to make some enemies by saying this but…I can’t wait until winter gets here!  I honestly don’t remember another summer when I’ve had so many mosquito bites and, frankly, if I wanted to donate this much blood, I’d head on over to the Red Cross.  As it is, if this keeps up, I may have to drop by there anyway because I’ll be needing a blood transfusion!

I wish I knew what it was about me that attracts them, because I’d do whatever I could to rectify it.  But they’ve always seemed to favor me over anyone I’m near.

Find that hard to believe?

I think most people do, until they experience it for themselves.  I used to walk on these pretty, paved paths through a wooded area at the park with a few other ladies.  Well, ‘used to walk’ is kind of exaggerating.  I walked with them a few times before I threw in the towel and gave up.  Why?  Mosquito repellents didn’t deter the little bloodsuckers at all.  Neither did dryer sheets,  vinegar water, or anything else I could find to try.  Nope, I’d finish the walks looking like I had the measles.

But this summer feels like those woods have moved to my house.  Inside my house!  And I think they must have joined a union and organized.  As God is my witness I went to the grocery store the other day with twin mosquito bites…on either side of my face, about an inch from the corners of my eyes – like they’d planned it that way.  It was an interesting site.

So, hate me if you must, but I really do want to see an end to summer.  Throw tomatoes at me if it makes you feel better.  Wait!  Throw snowballs instead.  Aim for the mosquitoes that are presently feeding off me like a buffet. 🙂


Psst! Did you hear about my new secret group on Facebook? It’s so secret you won’t be able to find it no matter how hard you look. In fact, the only people who will find it are those who have subscribed to my newsletter (, and who send me an email or Facebook message letting me know they’d like to join. That way I can send an email invitation.

Why a secret group? I thought it would be a fun place to just chat and get to know one another. Yes, I’m still a teenager at heart. I’ve always liked the secret clubhouse kind of thing. They always seemed so mysterious and exclusive.


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