Sunday, January 27, 2019

My luck ran out

I have always considered myself to be lucky enough to get to my age...….3 score years plus a few.....and to never have been stung by a bee or wasp but that all changed late yesterday.     There I was out in my garden picking some lovely fresh little cherry tomatoes to add into our salad for dinner and spotted a few which were in an awkward position....down low with the best option to move the  table and go in from the patio side and that is when it all happened.

Unknown to me there was a wasp nest under the table so when it was grabbed and moved about 6 wasps were disturbed and all flew in my direction.   Fortunately I am still agile and able to move fairly quickly however one wasp  was quicker and took a liking to my arm by latching on....painfully.  I was able to flick it off,  race inside where an ice pack was applied and an antihistamine taken.

Once the sting had subsided somewhat time to get on with dinner and other duties.    Needless to say hubs and I did not eat dinner outside due to the fact that the wasps had become very active.     Just on dusk they had settled down so time to go out with the trusty wasp spray which has a very good spray jet that allows you to stand back safely quite some distance from the nest and direct the nozzle where it needs to go.

I was able to get all the wasps in one go.    That table has been in the same position for 20 years or more and used daily with never  a wasp seen near it let alone 6 in one nest under it.     We will be vigilant from now on and make sure to check under the table before using it.  

These are the little tomatoes that were left behind in a hurry...…..I went back this morning to pick them plus others after doing wasp lookout duty.    

Today I have an itchy red patch on my arm - about the size of a small egg.     More ice has been applied and another antihistamine taken but it could have been worse - all 6 could have taken a disliking to me.

Another good day to stay indoors, keep cool, do some  sewing plus finish off the book that I am reading.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Maria said...

Oh no .. Lucky you were quick enough to run and not get stung by all 6..
Pleased you had a good spray to destroy the nest and other wasps...

June's Jottings said...

Oh gee, one could say you were extremely lucky not to be bombarded by all 6! Hopefully the swelling will go soon and you can continue with your sewing.

Ondrea said...

Oh dear I do hope you are on the mend now. Apple cider vinegar applied can ease the sting or even tea tree oil.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Ouch! How uncomfortable! Hope it heals quickly for you Karen x

Pink Rose said...

Hi Karen oh dear ,those wasp bites are so nasty ,my daughter got bitten at work repeatedly and was in a lot of pain.
I am so glad that only 1 bit you and lucky you had an antihistamine at home,hope it settling down for you now ,and those cherry tomatoes look yummy xx