I had the worst, most painful shot ever this morning. I've always been the world's biggest baby when it comes to getting shots. When I was six, I literally hid under my pediatrician's couch and my mom and the nurse had to drag me out. Even then, I clung to the couch leg for dear life, probably crying and screaming (forgive me if I forget that part - that was 42 years ago). Finally, they got me to take the shot by threatening to put me into the hospital. I think shortly before that, I watched a B-rated horror movie on TV where this doctor was either shrunk or he went to the land of giants (again, I was 6 or less and that's at least 42 years ago). Anyway, the hero was stabbed by a HUGE needle, one that was like the size of the Empire State Building in comparison to him. I've gotten much better about getting shots since I was a kid. However, I still don't like them. Well, I'm sure no one LIKES shots. But I think I like them less than the ordinary person. I dread them, but I've been able to take them like a grown up. But today. Whoa! This needle was almost as big as the Empire State Building and my doctor stuck it in my foot twice, near my second and third, and then my third and forth toes. The pain shot up through the tops of my toes and was so very sharp that I shed a few tears and screamed - more than once. Oy! I can't believe I behaved like a little kid again, that it bothered me that much. It bled, too. Not just a little. A LOT! The sight of my blood or other people's blood never bothers me. This didn't bother me, but it did amaze me just how much blood poured out because of the shot. I didn't think the foot held that much blood. Okay, I was exagerrating - a little. But it was a lot of blood. Am I the only one who hates shots? If I ever become Type 1 diabetic, like my hubby, I'd probably die before taking those shots daily. Knock on wood!!! On another completely different note, I've been blog hopping. I've found some quite interesting blogs - one with pictures of South Africa even. I was amazed that it looked a lot like Ohio - the pics posted, anyway. I don't know what I expected South Africa to look like never having visited, but not like my home. One day, I hope to travel the world and see all the countries or at least every state in the US and a lot of other countries.