But I really wanted to hang out with Katey. So I jumped in my car and headed over there.
Before I left the house, I realized I'd need sunscreen, but remembered that I had sent it with Jeremy on his business trip. Ah well. I'll just borrow Katey's...
But Katey's sunscreen?! SPF 4. I should have known right then. I should have remembered back when I was 13, got burnt, and went through the very traumatic experience of being called "Racoon Eyes" for two weeks. I should have set a timer for 20 minutes. I should have worn clothes. Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda.
Notsomuch. When I got home, I was a *bit* pink. Went to work, and they all noticed I was a *bit* pink. They asked to see my tummy... a *bit* pink.
And three hours later?! I almost cried sitting down for my break. My jeans rubbed against my burn, and OH.MY.GOD... that hurt. I rushed into the Ladies' Room to check out the damage.
OH.MY.GOD. I could barely move. I was in SO much pain. I haven't been this burnt since... well, I don't even *remember*! I was limping as I left The Container Store. The manager on duty goes, "Are you limping?! Were you limping earlier?!" Uhh... no. I was not limping earlier. My sun burn HURTS. HURTS SO BAD.
When I got home and got undressed, I almost cried at the vision in the mirror. I look like I let someone PAINT on me!
Aloe, vinegar, cold water, ibuprofen... all my friends right now. :)
There is a silver lining... since Katey and I lost track of time (obviously), we also forgot to "turn" and let the sun also get our backs. So I ONLY have this horrific burn on my front (you know... except for where my bikini was... that's white as Bazzill's white cardstock).
Why is this a silver lining, you ask?! (Not counting how ridiculous I look from the side...) I can lie on my back, and it doesn't hurt at all! So there you go... at least I can lie on my back!
Sitting? Walking? Wearing clothing? Not three of my favorite things today.
I also wanted to share this fun project... :D
[Products used: Studio Calico April kit (Hambly rub-on, Sassafras paper whimsies), Jillibean Soup (papers, alphas, journaling spots), Crop-A-Dile, book ring, staples.]
Craft Critique is celebrating Earth Day, and I made this little project to show how you can recycle and re-use supplies. :) The front and back covers of this book were made from 12x12 chipboard sheets that came in packages of patterned paper or cardstock. :)
This book took me under 30 minutes to complete, and it was a lot of fun. (I ended up giving it to hubby because he really liked it.)
Please leave me some *cool* thoughts... ;-)