Thursday, September 10, 2015

so much for that plan

Mom had great plans for the weekend....3 days off (more or less after events and errands) to get posts ready to go. But you've heard what they say about "best laid plans" and all that right??

This is our balcony. We live in a condo but on the second floor. That pot in the corner now contains that evergreen shrub. Sunday morning mom ran out to grab a few things and bought some mums to plant in the other two planters. Sunday evening (about 7:30pm), she went outside to plant them. As she was doing that, she noticed the evergreen seemed rootbound and so took her garden rake and tried to move some dirt around when.....


A swarm of angry bees came right out of the dirt and right at her. She was screaming and flailing around and trying to get back into the house. One got her nose and a few got up her shirt and a few even got in the house. She had to grab Daiquiri to keep her from trying to catch the evil winged bugs! Mom smashed the ones that came inside and then stood there elebenty kinds of freaked out.

Just to be safe, she took herself to the people emergency stabby place. They gave her some drugs but said she wasn't having an allergic reaction (which we understand could have been very bad). They said it was smart for her to have come in though - better safe than sorry. Of course, the stabby people said they wouldn't let her go home on her own, so she was texting friends trying to see who wanted to have some fun with her on a Sunday night. Miss Karen came over and helped mom plot her escape from the stabby people. Only took them 4 hours to figure it out.

Tuesday night she took a can of bug killer out and sprayed the heck out of the dirt around the bush. Unfortunately she saw some evil bees still flying around yesterday morning, so she is going to have to try again.

Mom ended up getting stung about 10-12 times. She was pretty miserable on Monday and Tuesday....we did our best to keep her company and entertained. Though she did scream pretty loud when that fly went by her on Monday night. Thankfully she is feeling much better....though still kind of itchy.

Also - sorry we haven't been able to comment this week. While we should have been able to read and comment more, the mom was layin' around moaning about being itchy. whine whine whine.....

**on a more serious note, I am fine. Still kind of swollen in a couple of places, but otherwise ok (mostly - I kind of feel like I went on a 3 day bender and still have the hangover). But as a note to everyone out there....PLEASE be careful. I had NO idea those bees where there and they were mean little buggers. While no one wants medical bills, better safe was the way to go. 


  1. Ewww, that sure doesn't sound like fun at all.Glad you are all right. Nasty Bees. Have a great day.

  2. Yikes!!!!! That's not the kind of "adventure" anyone wants to have. Thank cod you didn't have an allergic reaction, small mercy. We're sending purrs for speedy healing!

  3. Wow, that must have been scary! This is why my human doesn't like the outdoors. Yes, she counts planters on a balcony "outdoors," MOL! I'm glad you are recovering and there was no allergic reaction.

  4. they wouldn't let you leave?? what about people who don't have anyone?

    Anyway, I'm glad you had someone and they set you free, and I'm glad the kitties took good care of you - well to hear them tell it anyway..

    I told my husband this story and I think he passed out from second hand fright..

    1. I think it was either that or they kept me or gave me different meds that might not have worked as well. gotta love the medical system.

      pass your hubby the smelling salts for me :)

  5. Sounds like mining bees. We're so glad you didn't have a bad reaction.

  6. Glad to hear you are alright. It does sound like mining bees. They can be all kinds of nasty. You were very lucky. Give it another day and you should be feeling so much better.

  7. Good Heavens, what an ordeal. I've not heard of bees that live in the dirt; wasps, yes, but not bees. "Mining" bees... I'll have to look that up. I'm happy that you are not badly hurt.

  8. Oh my gosh! So glad you're ok! What an ordeal!
    Greg had something like that here this week.. he cut the grass and ran over some kind of nest, they were yellow and black, but more wasp-y than bee-y but they bit the heck out of him too! Sneaky ground dwellers... not nice!

  9. J......glad you are alright; and very glad you are not allergic.....I worked with a guy who was and he always carried an Epipen...If you have any coconut oil
    { organic 100 % pure... it can be bought in the jar and also as a spray } , use it on the stings, it will help immensely can get it at the grocery store, health food shop, drug store...... L ♥

  10. Oh my goodness! Thank God you're ok, but WOW! That is really scary. I wouldn't have thought to look for bees in a pot like that! YIKES! Glad you went to see a doc, too - better safe than sorry.
    Mags and Cam send sympathetic husky hugs

  11. OMC, that sounds scary! We're glad you're recovering, and we hope the itch goes away soon.

  12. That was scary! Glad you are okay and hope the itches soon go.

  13. Oh my goodness, that must have been very frightening and obviously painful as well. I'm planning to pull my annuals from the containers this weekend (frost is expected soon) and I think I'll be especially careful.

    Glad you're feeling okay now, and I hope the itching is over soon. I agree, seeing the doc was a smart thing to do.

  14. OMC! We're glad you're okay. We hate bees! Once I got stung and it was no fun. ~Wally

  15. Poor Mom!! Hope you feel okay very soon!

  16. OMIGOSH, that's like the WORST nightmare for our mom!!!!!!! I'm sooo sorry that happened and so glad you're doing better!!!

  17. OOOH MY CAT!!!!! Oh poor Mum, what a fright for her. I hope she is OK now Give her our best wishes and get well soon OK?


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