Friday, July 22, 2016

New Summer News

Time to talk to my journal/diary again.

I've always prided myself with not being allergic to anything. But after the past two times I spent outside in full sunlight  (The first time was on the Erie Canal cruise and again this past Wednesday)  I knew for sure that I'm allergic to sunlight. I was out with my sister and while she had an appointment I waited outside in the beautiful sunlight for 40-45 minutes. Both times I not only broke out in a rash but also hives where my arms were exposed. I do not tan but turn red even after 10 or 15 minutes out in the sun. This is the first year this has happened with hives and an itchy rash on my arms. Usually I just burn and turn red.  (Photo from 2015 Memorial Day at a family picnic in the park).

I guess it's a good thing I've been spending most of the summer indoors. I had planned a Lake George vacation with my sisters and their families renting a house for an extended Labor Day weekend but now have decided to cancel as I can't hang around the lake or pool or enjoy the other fun things the kids have planned. I would end up staying at the house by myself so why bother. I don't want to spoil their fun having to worry about me and leaving me alone for 5 days.

This is not really a new thing for me I've always tried to keep out of the sun during the summer but yet I enjoyed the beach, lakes, park picnics all my life. No way will I have to completely cover myself to continue to do so for that's no fun either. I guess I have to realize I'm not that young anymore. My mind thinks it's still in the 20's and 30's but my body knows different. LOL!!

Well that's enough chatting for now. Until the next time dear diary, I send blessings to all my friends and family.


  1. Oh my gosh Toni, that's terrible. I wonder if there is anything that can be done to prevent that. I hate to think of you missing out on time with your family.
    I know what you mean mentally being 20. lol.

  2. I am so sorry Toni! Have you checked with your doctor if something can be done? I agree..inside I feel like I am 35, then I get a shock of a lifetime when I look into a mirror! Hugs my friend!

  3. Hi Toni. How nice to see you blogging again. Seems like old times huh? Since I'm a Leo born in July, I guess I don't have to tell you I've been a sun worshiper forvever and boy do I have have the leather skin to prove it. Who knew? Hugz!


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