Posted by Becky
Yesterday Alan, Jenny, Nora and I decided to spend some time in the backyard once the fog burned off and it was warm enough to sit outside. While out there, I kept looking over at my flower bed and really, it's out of control with weeds and crabgrass. Figuring I could spend five minutes pulling some up, I walked over and started ripping. The crab grass came out easily enough and after just a couple of yanks, the bed was looking much better. I kept pulling and more kept coming. After about 10 minutes, I got through as much as I could without any fancy gardening tools, so I called it quits. I went inside and about three or four minutes later that's when it hit - THE BURN. I looked down at my hands and they were red and swollen and on fire! Um, ouch. Apparently, I'm allergic to something ... probably grass.
Note to self: only do yard work while wearing gloves and other protective gear.