Oh, I love the Greek Fest. It had been years since I’d been to a Greek Fest, and that was when I lived in Ohio. Now that I live 14 hours west of there, and a friend invited me, and I hadn’t been to one since living in Ohio, I gladly said “Yes! I’ll meet you there!”
It was a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon and the sun was great, the music was great, the dancers were great, and I was looking forward to some great Greek food.
It was my first choice to eat the lamb chops, and I was really careful about picking out the salad…”what’s in the dressing?”, I asked. “Don’t know,” they said. I ate it anyway. It was sooooooooooooooooo good.
And then the baklava! And a couple of other desserts containing wheat! Oh my! It was all so, so, so good.
I said to my friend, “I’m going to eat it anyway and if I break out, I’ll deal with it then.”
So I’ve been dealing with it for a week now.
It’s probably more intense this time around than it was the first time around, several months ago. Or maybe I just don’t remember how uncomfortable I was in March and April and May. After I started feeling fine, I felt just fine!
One thing I learned, though: do not use Witch Hazel and Aloe from Watkins on hives. Man oh man, did I learn that you do not do that. That may have made things much, much worse for the couple of days I used that. I’m trying out everything to see what works and what doesn’t. That, doesn’t.
This morning I made up a new batch of my coconut oil body lotion, since I was just about out of my first batch. It feels so good going on, love the way it smells, and I have no idea if it “heals” or not, but at least it doesn’t make things worse. That, I do know.