In an effort to prepare my apartment for an inspection of the heating, I had to do some prep work. That would include … YES, CLEANING.
Let me be clear, the issue is clutter .. nothing else. I don’t have bugs and junk crawling around – radio people and their STUFF!
A lot of it really is just picking up the clothes. moving the boxes and things that are suppose to be heading to recycling. Let me just add, it is much easier doing the cleaning at someone else’s home or business. There is no emotional attachment to that junk!
Last night I felt as though I had to burn through a lot of stuff – pick a spot, start there and keep going. The door way, kitchen and living room now actually look like I give a damn. It has been a busy September, the proof of this is the laundry waiting to get done.
Why aren’t I doing laundry on a regular basis – they keep turning the water off to do repairs on my aging apartment. Oh, I’m a beauty!!!
MY ED STORY is this!
Between watering the plants and recyclable cans out to the balcony – I decide I’m will cut down a rather “out of control” cactus plant I have.
It looks as though it has a disease spot or two. Bring out the scissors and hack off this long out of control finger of this plant. A white, super sticky goo oozes from the plant. YUCK.
But hey, aren’t the juices of cacti good for you!? I wonder what it tastes like… SO I TRIED IT!
Immediately, my tongue and roof of my mouth start to feel like they are on fire. This is not good. I wash my hands, rinse my mouth out. Then again, this time with salt water. I brush my tongue with the electric tooth brush. And I get on the computer to see what the hell is happening!
Oh that’s great, this isn’t a cactus – its something else! And it apparently is poisonous. After trying a few different Gloria remedies I think its time to call the Poison Line!
Thanks to the person on the other end of the phone, we had a few laughs including: “Is this going to give me a ‘trippy’ experience” “No!” “because, that might be fun”. And how about all those blisters that the person on line was talking about. Of course, the woman on the phone is wondering how much did you take! Just a taste of this was enough to upset the system.
The most sensitive tissue in the body – the mouth, mine is still reeling. A certain numbness!
So, on that Tuesday in September, thinking I was doing something harmless, I ended up wondering if I would wake up from ingesting some gross white goop from a plant.
In the words of Lewis – Don’t be an Ed! Which means someone that does dumb things.