16 September 2007

Mosquitoes? In Italy?

I am sure they have always been here, but I have never thought about biting bugs in Italy. And, I have come to find out, they are here and they LOVE me.

In Rome, as I was sitting in the lobby of our hotel, I got bit on my arm and legs. The bites itched like crazy, but I didn't think much else of it. Since arriving in Florence, even more bites have appeared...I assume from that stupid bug in our room that won't go away.

Then, this morning, I woke up with one eye swollen halfway shut, and the other with a touch of swollenness. I look pretty. And a few more bits on my chin, and then across my cheek. It is all quite lovely.

Even in the days of the evil poison oak, I don't think my eyes ever swelled up. It is somewhat painful, and feels really weird to the touch. And I don't like not being able to open my eye.

So, I wonder...will these mosquitoes ever leave me alone? I guess only time will tell. I certainly hope so; there's little less attractive than someone walking down the street, unable to stop scratching herself!

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