I went to the Bloomington Farmers Market this morning, picked up a few veggies, listened to a 3-piece band for a bit, and admired all of the beautiful summer flower bouquets. When I got home, I made some pickled beets. I peel them the old fashioned way by holding the fully cooked beets under a stream of cool water, coaxing the peeling away with my fingers. When I finished, my palms were itchy, feeling like a rash was forming, so I washed and washed and washed my hands, applied some Benadryl cream and took an antihistamine and the itch and redness went away. Afterwards, I did a Google search and learned that it is pretty common to have an allergic reaction from the skin of many root vegetables. Hmmmm- never had this before. Is it another change in my body due to aging? This morning, I have a rash on my chest between my shirt collar and my chin - could it be connected to yesterday’s reaction? We shall see.
After dinner, we walked to Dairy Queen (a block away) for a little treat - a habit that I do not want to get into.
The family picked her up around 2:00 and I spent the rest of the day being lazy.