Pin It I think I have a tick.
I think this because I had a sharp twinge of pain on the surface of my leg after my husband and I took the kids to the mountains last week. It felt like a bug bite or a pinch. We searched all over, but no tick, no bug bite, nothing.
Yesterday morning another sharp twinge in the exact same place woke me out of a dead sleep. Still, no swelling, no mark, nothing. I don't know what's going on, but it's freaking me out. Unfortunately, googling "sharp twinge of pain" doesn't come up with anything very specific. It could be anything from a bugbite to a nerve disorder.
Myself, I think it's some kind of tick. After all, it first happened RIGHT AFTER we went for a walk in the woods. We just can't see it because it's an INVISIBLE tick, probably. Maybe a whole new species. I think if I have a tick, this would be the best kind to have, because then all of the science shows will want to interview me, and they'll write about me in journals, and there would be a museum/hospital tour and I would be FAMOUS. Or maybe I'll just get invisible lime disease and die a lonely and cruel death. One of those.
My husband thinks I'm being dramatic, but I really am kind of worried. I don't like mystery pain. Too much scope for the imagination (quoth Anne).
I'm actually posting today to remind you that tonight at midnight mountain time is the deadline for the $50 contest. It is NOT, however, the deadline for the contest itself. There are a lot of people who want to contribute something new, but need additional time to write their pieces, so I decided to extend the deadline for the overall contest to September 30th.
As of this morning, I've gotten over 100 submissions. Every time I login to that gmail account, I feel like crying. Thank you all SO much for embracing this project and helping us to do something that might help. You guys are the BEST.