they pay to kiss your feet

since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

how a sunny day ended up with a lice shampoo shower.

woke up. beautiful. sunny. crisp. clear. perfect day for a hike at shawnee mission park. pack the cooler. sparkling waters. granola bars. aluminum water bottles filled with tap water. shorts. socks. running shoes. tanks. park the car.

paved walking trail. looked good to me. steep cliff up to possible trail running trail looked good to B. i obliged. all-the-while saying, "shouldn't we be wearing long pants?" count three seconds. B freaks out, looks at socks. shoes. legs. covered in seed ticks. thousands of them. me, too.

run out of woods. onto paved trail. take shoes off. socks, too. try to get seed ticks off. impossible. run into public restroom. stick feet, legs in sink. arms, hands, face, shoes, too. ugh.

look up seed ticks on iPhone on 30-minute drive home. learn to treat hair with lice shampoo. stop at cvs, barefoot. go in, buy shampoo. 20-minutes later, apply shampoo to hair and body. clothes and shoes in the washing machine. shower. put on other clothes. wait.

put clothes, shoes and socks into dryer on high. wait.

take shoes out. the ticks are STILL crawling in the shoes.

try again.

more success.

go on 3.4 mile run to blow off steam.

then make really fattening stuffed chicken breasts with butter sauces. because it was that kind of day.


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