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The dangers of nature

Little bastard.

This morning I woke up with a bit of an itch on my torso, right by the lowest rib. I scratched, it felt funny; I scratched under my shirt and felt a little lump that I hadn't felt before. Immediately, I checked it out and noticed this little tick, moving legs and all, stuck in me.

The idea of this creature having dug its head into my skin freaked me out a little. Last Tuesday, however, I found the tick-remover I wanted for a while and purchased that. After a minute of slightly freaked out searching for it I found the set, and tried out the small one. It wouldn't fit, so I used the bigger one.

It worked as expected and much easier than the other tick-removers I have. It did hurt when I twisted the little bugger out (a bit of a burning sensation) and he insisted on trying to keep digging back in, but I won and flushed him down the toilet. I suspect it hitched a ride on Nano and then landed on the sofa where it secretly attacked me.

I'll have a blood-test to check for Lyme's disease in a month or two, as it doesn't always give that specific rash (should I get a rash or any other weird complaints, I'll go to my GP immediately of course). The spot feels a bit sore, like a bruise, which I hope goes away soon.

Now, if only I could shake that itchy feeling I've had all day. Brr.

Mouse near my house.

A mouse on my balcony.

It storms a bit today. Lots of rain and wind. I've decided to stay inside, apart from the quick trips with Nano. When I looked out of my window onto my balcony, I saw this little one. It scurried about, probably looking for either food or shelter. Managed to snap a quick shot of it before it ran of because I scared it with a camera in its face.

It did come back a few minutes later though, trying to access the house. Hmm...

Cover of my drawing book.

Cover of my drawing book.

My precious drawing book, in which I haven't drawn for a while.

I love the little fish on the cover, they don't make it harder to bring the book, I've just not had that drawing mood...

I will pack it for my little trip this week. Must Want to draw.