Just call me Kimmie O’Chaos


I LOVE this name. If I had any musical talent this might be my stage name. It is so fitting. As was the circumstance in which I found myself behind this truck. I was on the way to the doctor for another in a series of bizarre ailments. No, my burning mouth syndrome has not flared up again, this is something new… ish.

Other people get bug bites. Me? I get the mother of all swell up and fear anaphylactic shock type bug bites. Gary can be sitting in the same spot and not get a single bite. I am like his fly strip! I have taken more than one trip to the the ER for bee stings, but this sucker was just a mosquito. 

Doc walks in. Says “Wow”. (is that a diagnosis?) Writes a scrip for some industrial strength steroid cream and tells me to call if it gets worse. 

Define worse.

Ok, so I have one arm that looks like I have been pumping iron and the other, not so much.

My life is always one long emergency. Even now, in the slow dog days of summer with no real crisis on the horizon, no kids home, work quiet and managable, something always seems to pop up.

I guess you can just call me Kimmie O’Chaos. (seriously, doesn’t that name kill you? I am so easily amused).

Haven’t had enough of me yet? You can also read me at 50-Something Moms Blog. For photo enthusiasts, visit Leaving the zip code, photos from outside the comfort zone.

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Filed under absurdities, health, humor

2 responses to “Just call me Kimmie O’Chaos

  1. margi

    Amy, why don’t you get some bodywork? I mean we can all use a good deep tissue massage now and then to re-arrange the energy circuits. Couldn’t hurt, go for 90 minutes. For me, not a luxury, a necessity, twice monthly or so. There were two moms on the comedy circuit going through Mpls awhile back, hysterical. So now you’ve got your stage name!

  2. Neal Shrier

    Your life is one long emergency…I’ll be waiting for you at Bellevue with an oxygen mask (and steroid cream)! BTW, I’ll join you and I have another reason why Jews should not do serious yard work. I thought that I was being pretty cool, frugal and industrious when I was clearing a mountain of vines and overgrowth in my backyard. Now I’m paying for it with a nice case of poison sumac and poison oak. I don’t get poison ivy – it’s too pedestrian. Save some cream for me!

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