For years I have had the same thought as Forest Gump --- "my runnin' days are over" --- until today!
I was mowing my second yard when I bumped the mower into a nest of ground hornets! They were NOT happy with me and let me know in a BIG way! First my leg, then my hand and finally my face! It's a miracle I don't have more stings as when I finally looked down at myself I was covered with hornets!
At that second I remembered what my 10 years in pest control husband told me a long time ago. "If you run into hornets -- just run as fast as you can for as long as you can." Guess what, my runnin' days are NOT over after all!!!!! I was able to outrun them and after screaming loud enough to bring the homeower outside they finally went back into their hole and another neighbor was on his way with gasoline to give those hornets a good "bath."
One of the perils of mowing yards for the summer! And I did pick up my 9th one last night so I don't look at stopping anytime soon!
But I will be watching a bit closer from now on.
Until next time . . . what in the world can stop the stinging sensation? Susan and Monty