Tuesday, July 24, 2012


A few weeks ago I saw the musical Wicked. Basically, it is the Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West before Dorothy ever landed in Oz.  And it is based on the book by Gregory Maguire, which I have also read. If you like musicals and have not seen it, I highly recommend it. I actually perform Wicked songs in my car on the way to and from work daily. It's quite the show. . .I promise. 

Anyway, there is this one song that I sing daily (during my solo performances in the car) called "No Good Deed" and the main line is "no good deed goes unpunished." I felt this was very applicable to my situation today (although I generally do not believe in that notion).

I went out to the pasture and decided to top off a water trough in the pasture Shy was grazing in. I looked over at the pasture Robbie was in and saw that he needed fresh water. So I heaved and hoed and got the water trough to dump. As this is happening I think to myself in slow motion Ouch. . .I am in pain. . .what is going on? My head, wait my arm, what the heck?? I look down at my arm and see a yellow jacket, still in my arm, stinging the crap out of me. Naturally, I start screaming and running. The side of my head is in so much pain. I can see red pin pricks in my arm, right near the crook of my elbow and they are starting to swell. So much pain. . .
The offending water trough. And Robbie!
Okay. . .so I don't handle pain well. And the water trough did not get filled. See what happens when I try to do something nice? I get attacked by yellow jackets! And I am pretty sure they were yellow jackets since Equus just had an article on stinging animals. Just kidding, as soon as I get a bee suit, I am going back and tackling those yellow jackets!
Yellow Jacket=hatred and pain
This stinger was in my head and arm!!
I think a yellow jacket attack should be reason enough for the rest of the week off of work, right?

By the way. . .neither Robbie nor Shy could have cared less about my attack. Sigh. . .horses. . .
Nothing crazy going on over here. . .all is ho hum.
Did I hear Allie? No. . .back to grazing.


  1. Ouch! I hate those little fekkers, I got stung all over my back once when I put on a sweater which had a wasp in it.
    I feel your pain!

    1. Ouch is right!! I can't stand any flying bugs, especially those with stingers.

  2. OUCH!!! NOT fun. : O I think the week off work is appropriate ; )

    1. Unfortunately, my supervisor did not agree. She actually laughed at my story. I told her I was traumatized.

  3. Holy crap! A week off is definitely appropriate. :-)

    1. I wish!! Although I am pretty sure I would be spending that time at the barn. . .quite possible trying to get that water trough filled back up!

  4. Ouch!!!! Oh my goodness that sucks! I've only been stung once by a wasp, never a yellow jacket. So sorry they got you. I don't handle pain well at all either so I totally sympathize.


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