I’m confessing. I hate ticks. Now I know that most all people dislike ticks, but I hate them. I hate them to the point that when I find one, I simply can’t stop feeling ticks crawling on me for hours. I will check myself in mirrors, in window reflections and I have been known to run in to where Hubby is watching the TV, pull up my shirt and ask, “Is that a tick”? While breaking out in a sweat.


I know, I know. This is borderline obsessive compulsive isn’t it? The only defense that I have is my irrational fear of one of those awful things chomping down on my skin and finding a big fat one stuck in my hair!
Oh the inhumanity!!!
As soon as the first tick appeared, I sent out warning e-mails to dog owners. Quick get out the tick liquid for your pets! Then the itching started. I can’t stand it. I try to keep my mind on other things and about the time that this actually starts to work, another frigging tick will appear and the madness starts all over again.
I was doing well today until I went over to read some of GoofyGirl where she had pictures of ticks and then I read Zoot’s posts, and she had written about ticks! This got the itching going again.
That’s when I realized that I really have a problem. It’s one thing to feel itchy when you see a tick on your animal (could there be more?), but to flip out when you read about a tick that is a thousand miles away, well that is just down right nuts!
I’m just not sure what to do. Do I try to get rid of this craziness or do I just accept that summers will be spent feeling those tiny bug feet crawling on my body?
Do they make that tick liquid that goes on the back of the neck for people?

9 thoughts on “Craziness!!!”

  1. I don’t much care for ticks either. I don’t mind them on the pets, Just not on ME! I love your little tick picture though. It’s so cute!

  2. Hahhaa on Janet’s comment!!

    I think you’d just have to accept that you have to check for those little buggers.

    Of course, yesterday in lecture after that experience we talked about lyme disease (figures!!) and there were all these pictures of ticks and my skin was crawling like crazy!!!

  3. Hi Mom,
    Hope you are doing well! I, like you, am also a tick hater! They make me very nervous! One time, when I lived on the seacoast, I was driving home, and felt something crawling on my thigh. I pulled up the skirt I was wearing, and saw a tick crawling up my leg!! Scary!! There was a Burger King just up ahead, so I drove there as fast as I could and ran in to use their bathroom to get rid of the tick! It was scary! It could have been a tick crawling to my nether-regions–if you know what I mean!
    Well, hope you are well, and not going too crazy with the diet (and with Jack not being on a diet!!)
    Love you,

    PS: I painted the main level of my condo this weekend–a tan called “Sunset Beige” with a few accent walls done in California Poppy (bright red!) It looks great! Just a few finishing touches needed! 🙂

  4. On of our cats had big fat tick last week. I hate the buggers. I once had one on my leg and then googled abut Lyme’s disease. It made me paranoid for months!

  5. I hate ticks and tick season. The ticks leave in the woods all around my house, so even if the dog doesn’t get them, I do. I find myself wearing hats to go to the backyard, or on colder days, wearing jacket and putting up the hood. The neighbors must think I’m freaky, but there is NOTHING worse than finding a tick in your hair or on your nice, clean skin. I get the willies just thinking about it. Every summer I get at least one tick, but it never gets any easier, ya know?

  6. A tic about ticks. Hmmm. I think I have that one too … I found a tick on my leg in the vicinity of Old Lyme, CT, and was convinced I would have Lyme Disease from there on.

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