Remember last month, when my family had our “head” issue? Well, the effects of the issue are still being felt ’round these parts.
I mean, it’s all gone, (knocking LOUDLY on wood) but the psychological trauma is still in residence.
I am convinced I stil have it. Mel has checked me, I have checked me, I’m practically bald from all the checking. I am using peppermint shampoo and conditioner. But every time my head itches I will myself not to scratch it, because if the itch goes away, it wasn’t that bad and that means I’m clean.
I am imagining that things are crawling on my head. My hair hurts thinking about it.
And people. I didn’t even have lice. Just two long-dead nits in my hair (thank you hair coloring, I heart thee.)
Jordan wears her hair up to school every day now. I douse her backpack and sweater with tea tree spray. I douse her head with peppermint spray. She wears tea tree gel. And I wash every sweater after one use.
Every time she scratches her head I stare hard at it. Last week, she got a cold and seriously, I kid you not, the first thought I had was, “the last time she got a cold she had lice three days later” and I panicked for the 30 seconds it took for the rational part of my brain to wrestle control back from the ledge.
On Monday, my anxiety was so bad that Mel made me call the lady who had taken care of the original problem and I paid her to come to my house and do a check on us. I was clean, and felt fine. Until we got to Kohl’s and started trying on clothes that ohmigod may have been tried on by someone with lice!
Some of you probably think I’m embellishing to make a good post.
Sadly, I’m not. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
Remember the ants? You could say I have a problem with bugs.
I’d honestly rather have ants than lice.
Actually, I’d rather have neither. I’d rather have pie.
And, quite possibly, psychiatric help.
I’ve said before that I’m not a huge fan of Pecan Pie, not because of the flavor, but because of the texture. Well, I think I figured out the cure for that problem: chocolate chips.
This is my mom’s pecan pie recipe, but I changed it up with macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips. The white chocolate chips don’t really dissolve, but they give the center of the pie more body, which I love.
This pie is amazing. It’s sweet, crunchy, soft, and savory all at the same time. I mean, macadamia nuts? Best. Nuts. Evvverrrr.
Seriously. You want this pie in your life. It’s that good.
And it’s waaaaay better than lice or ants. Or bug-related PTSD.
Thanks for reading!
Like this pie? How about some other pecan pie like goodness…
Biscoff White Chocolate Macadamia Monster Cookies by Something Swanky
White Chocolate Cashew Caramel Cookie Blondies by The Domestic Rebel
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