I'm sound asleep (practically sitting up in fear of breaking out into another coughing fit), when all of the sudden Meg wakes me up saying she's in pain. I shoot out of bed and say, "I'm on it!"
Here I am...It's 1:30am and I'm about to go on my first late night run. I have to admit, I was kind of excited. Meg pleaded with me not to go, but I told her I would be back in 7 minutes. I got her an ice pack and went on my way.
Everything was dark. The streetlights were blinking. There were deer everywhere! The strangest part, though, was how many cars were out. It was by no means trafficky, but I couldn't help, but wonder what the hell they were all doing. I mean the gas stations in our area close at 9 on the weekends!!!
Anyhow, I pulled up to 7-11 and asked the clerk if he had any calamine lotion. He told me he just sold his last bottle at 10:30. Just my luck...
I asked him if he knew of any other 24 hour places, but he was sending me 20+ minutes away.
I called Meg and told her that I was going to try a different place. I drove 15 minutes to a different town (makes it sound like we live in the boonies...we really don't, lol)
I had to navigate through some drunken teenagers in order to walk through wawa's doors. It was the biggest waste of time. They didn't even have pads (not that I was looking for them...just figured that was a staple a convenience store should carry!)
I got back in the car and decided to try the two 24 hour gas stations. No such luck.
I was half tempted to drive to the 24 hour walmart, but I decided that if I was Meg I would rather have someone home with me.
I couldn't believe I was coming home from my first late night run empty handed. What a failure...
Shortly after I got home, Meg managed to go back to sleep. We woke up early and headed to Whole Foods. There, we bought coconut oil, calamine/aloe lotion, and some poison ivy/rash soap (from burts bees...it burned, so we won't be using that again!)
Meg just took another oatmeal bath and we covered her body in the coconut oil...
Coconut oil is the strangest thing ever...You have to heat the jar under warm water until it becomes a liquid. You can use it to sauté, moisturize your skin...Either way, it gives your body "good fat." Weird, right???
Meg said she feels very oily, but aside from some itchy spots, she feels relieved...at least for now!