I'm still pink and itchy, so I went back to the doctor's today. He said I looked like a classic case of drug allergy but his money was on the antibiotic, not the ibuprofen. Apparently it's pretty common to take most of a course of antibiotics before one gets sensitized to them and breaks out. If this is the case, it's A-OK by me because I suspect it will be a lot easier to avoid taking clindamycin for the rest of my life than it would be to avoid ibuprofen. Meanwhile, I get to try out a short course of prednisone to see if it cools down my spots [two hours later: Looks like it's working already!].
I'm so spoiled. I get the occasional cold and a round of the flu every few years but, mostly, I'm not used to having to go to the doctor or take medications.
And I was right: My dog has infected anal glands. She's never had anal gland problems before, but why not cram in a few new ailments in her waning years, right? Good grief. Luckily, she's a greedy little pig and is great at taking pills disguised in food.
On a lighter note, I spent yesterday sewing pillowcases. Mom gives novelty pillowcases as gifts, but there was a backlog of them hogging the sewing area, so I stayed home to work on them for her. One set in particular (pix later) I decided needed colored bias trim stripes. We had some of the colors, but didn't have bright purple or a good pink, and the light blue was very discolored and dirty. I tried washing it but it didn't help (I threw it out. We inherited it from my grandmother; if it wouldn't wash clean, I wasn't going to fret too much if it wasn't usable). So, I set out for Wal-Mart.
Half-way to Wal-Mart, I got a wild hare and detoured 10 miles to Hancock Fabrics. Not only was Hancock's having a sale, but I discovered they now have little key-tag cards like the grocery stores and auto-parts places have. I don't know what you get for getting your card scanned, but it's Hancock Fabrics, so it can't be bad, right?
I got the trim I needed, some buttons, a yard of orange fabric to make one more pillowcase, and these, which were inexpensive and aren't entirely retro but reminded me of 1930's and 1940's florals, respectively:
Logantex Nana's Quilts flowers on (they say "green", I say "blue"; we'll compromise with "teal"):
Spring Creative Group tossed floral on beige: