Also, for those who don't know-- this 4th is destined to be better than last years. Let me start by saying to my mom and dad "I'm Sorry". Ok..let me begin. The 4th started off great, my parents had some friends over (finally!) we were hangin out--drinks and treaties--when I spotted something moving out of the corner of my eye. My mom freaked out because it was a bee. But, my dad thought it was funny and told my mom she was turning me into a momma's boy--wwhatever--and next thing you know, I have a stinger in my lip!! One our friends, Josh (Kona's co-owner) is a fireman, so he knew how to get it out. Well, lets just say my lip swelled horribly-- and then i started throwing up and couldn't stand. Mind you , this is all within 30 seconds. So my mom called the Emergency Vet place and we jumped in the car. My dad drove fast-- 125 mph-- just to get me there. I layed on my moms lap---my tongue blue, lip huge, and hardly breathing. The drive seemed forever. We get there and they rush me in the back. I got a shot, hooked up to oxygen and lots of oogles from the nurses. Seems I went into Anaphylactic Shock and am DEATHLY allergic to bees. An hour later, I was allowed to see my parents and have them fork over the cash (isn't it great that way : ) so I could be released from the nurses. We drove home much slower- and came home to our house guests still there-- having eaten dinner-- waiting for us! I know it was a bit hard on my parents so i have really tried to stay away from bees. Since then I have found out wasps are my enemy as well, and when I get in a fight with them-- I have to take a Benedryl.
So this year should hopefully less stressful. Enjoy your 4th and be careful!!!