I have not noticed a big problem with mosquitoes in our backyard this year. I was just mentioning to Gloria last week that I’ve hardly seen any dragonflies. Next to getting actual mosquito bites, dragonflies are the all the proof you need to know there are mosquitoes out there. More mosquitoes mean more dragonflies.
Over the weekend I suddenly noticed more than a few dragonflies around the yard, yet I still hadn’t noticed the mosquitoes. Apparently, I had to leave our yard for that.
Saturday we went to see some friends just outside of White City for a barbeque. It was wonderful. We spent the entire time sitting out on their fabulous deck.
It wasn’t until Monday morning that I woke up with really itchy feet. When I went to have a shower I noticed I had two big mosquito bites on the top of both feet in nearly the exact same spot. These bites weren’t small, there were both dime sized and they itched like you-know-what.
Last year on our Flea Market trip to Mexico, someone mentioned that the aluminum in deodorant was good for stopping the itch of a mosquito bite. Suddenly, everyone was grabbing their deodorant and putting it on everywhere except the places it was invented to be put on.
I haven’t done that yet. I have a hard enough time remembering to put that stuff under my armpits every morning, let alone running it across the top of my feet.
I will try to remember to put some on today. I’ve been reaching down to scratch my feet so often it looks like I’ve invented a new exercise.
Hey, maybe I have. “Mosquito Calisthenics.”
Could be the next big summer craze!