Last week was a week of a few “firsts” for me.
It was the first time I’ve ever:
- Called the cops. There were stray dogs roaming the neighborhood. They looked to be pit-bulls, or pit-bull mixes. Husband was driving. One of them decided to run out in the street. Nearly got hit. Not by us, but oncoming traffic. And, there were kids playing in a playground across the street, where the hounds were headed. The Dispatcher said they’d send someone.
- Got out of bed at 5:30 A.M. To exercise. And you know what…it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Plus, I got SO much accomplished on those two days. I felt this natural pep & zest, and just “feel good” energy that lasted throughout my day. #lightbulb Using the “Daily Workout (FREE)” App on my phone, I did the leg workout Wednesday morning. Arms on Friday. I did nothing Thursday, and I felt my usual pre-coffee sluggish self. Today, I’m sore.
- Got a food allergy test. When I was a child, I tasted fried catfish for the first time. Mmm-mmh! It was so good but, soon after eating it my throat felt itchy. My tongue & lips swelled up with lumps & bumps. Another day, I tried peanuts and had the same horrible reaction. Since then, I’ve avoided peanuts, most fish, and a few other foods that I’ve tried and suffered later from, on the account of “being adventurous”. Even the smell of fish cooking, or peanuts being eaten makes my throat itch. Feeling apprehension about trying new food (when you love food) sucks. So, (thanks to Husband’s suggests) I finally went for an official allergy test. The process was pretty straight forward. They prick your back (and sometimes your arm) with tiny samples of different foods (I was tested for over 60 different foods. Plus, pets: cats & dogs). After 20 minutes, if your skin shows a reaction via bumps/redness/itchiness, than that is what you’re allergic to. How allergic you are to each item is also measured. The results are interesting!
Have you ever had an allergy test? What was your most recent “first”?