It’s very hot in California. We had a sudden change in temperature and it has been at least 90 degrees since (I believe) Thursday, I mean Wednesday. The minuscule vampires (aka mosquitoes) have struck again, leaving the backs of my legs matching. I have been using lots of aloe vera. If one coats one’s legs with the stuff and then stands in front of a portable fan (turned on, of course), the breeze has a nice chilling effect on the gel, thus cooling the legs and toning down the itch. Ice also works (has a numbing effect) as does going for a swim. In addition, there’s another tactic where one can moisturize the bites and then cover them with salt. I haven’t tried it yet.
On another note, I am making an angel food cake. Yes, another one. They’re absolutely “to die for” when done correctly and there’s a choir party tomorrow. It’s a good occasion (and a good excuse) to bake (and to show off my culinary skills).
Here’s the recipe if you feel like making it yourself.