The Devil has been busy lately. If fact, he’s been working overtime and in my opinion he’s overdue for a vacation- a non-paid vacation. His benefits should suffer a bit as well, and a period- non-specific period- of time-off. Better yet, he’s fired! I’m sure most of us will benefit from that and for once, in his miserable existence, he should roam the streets, homeless and confused, dazed and ignored, loveless.
I’ve woken up yesterday covered in spots, not the beauty spots type, the other kind. The type usually followed with a gasp and a ‘what the heck?’. Or, in my case: What now? These spots came with a healthy dose of fierce and angry inflammation and a whole lot of itching. It began purchasing more and more property on my body like a greedy investor in pursuit for a grand return. The Zoom Care across the street diagnosed it as an allergic reaction. To what exactly? Well that was just too much to expect from them. I needed to settle -preferably with a smile on my face- for a lame excuse with an even lamer remedy. So I did. ‘Take Claritin.’ (It’s the answer to all your problems.) Come back if it does not go away. Why? Next time are you magically going to know what’s wrong with me? Is this a game? How many times do you want to see a doctor and hear the lamest diagnoses that comes with it’s own lame remedy?
I left with the usual disappointment I expected to get, yet, when it actually happened I felt worse than expected.
The IV treatment went as expected. The naturopath was surprised by the large rash and we went down the possible causes: diet? Nope. Medicine? Nope. Cleaning products? Nope. Sun? Hmm… that’s a new one. Pollen? Another new one. Grief? Hmmm…possible. A homeopathic medicine promised to re-settle my system. We’ll see.
The best part was Chet’s response, who was getting a cold-sore.
‘I see how it is, you saw me get a cold-sore so you had to “one up me”.
‘Yep, you got it.’ 😂😂😂
So even though the Devil does not seem to like vacations (one look at the news to see the evidence of that), we can still ‘one up him’ with lots of humor in the midsts of our troubles.