(on a random side note – somehow some of you who I have been following disappeared off of my list. So if I haven’t commented at all recently – thats why…its fixed now.)
Fall is actually my favorite time of year. I love the leaves changing and the cool weather – even though the leaves don’t change much here. Halloween is my favorite holiday. And it means I won’t have to mow my lawn for the next few months
I love spring too. The azaleas are beautiful in full bloom. People spend more time outside, and softball season starts again.
But spring also means
The one time of year where I almost kinda sorta consider moving back to Ohio. I didn’t have issues with allergies until I moved to South Carolina, and it seems like it gets slightly worse every year.
I think that describes it pretty well.
I used to watch those commercials for the allergy meds where people describe feeling like they are in a “fog” and wonder exactly what that meant. I totally get it now. On allergy days I long to feel the way the commercial people feel after taking their magic pill and are released from their fog.
Sometimes, on a particularly bad day, I just sneeze.
One day, I started to sneeze so many times that I counted them. Not including the sneezes prior to starting to count, I counted over 80.
My abs got a good workout that day.
I feel bad for Bryan mostly when I sneeze. While I know that the polite and least disgusting thing to do is to reach for a tissue, use your elbow or cover your mouth, my sneezes come about with very little warning. Usually I spend the precious milliseconds searching for a tissue and ACHOO! When I do cover my mouth with my hand, it typically still sprays because I do what I like to call “projectile sneeze”.
Once, I sneezed straight up in the air…..and then it rained back down on my face.
When I’m not sneezing constantly, I’m typically dealing with a runny nose. From one nostril. Just one. Not that I am complaining about being able to breathe out of one nostril, I just find it odd. I’m sitting on the couch minding my own business when suddenly my body turns on a mini water faucet, forcing me to relax and watch TV like this:
What? I get tired of constantly wiping my nose raw. And only about 2 more attacks away from walking around like that in public.
The weather’s getting warmer
The flowers start to bloom
My car’s covered in pollen
It is the time of doom
I breathe out of one nostril
Because that’s just how it goes
Nothings more fun than relaxing
With a tissue up my nose
I hope I’ll wake up in the morning
And be out of this fog, please
Can you get me a tissue?
I think I have to
March 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm
I love your odes!
Sorry you’re feeling so miserable. My allergies kick in in the fall, and it’s no fun. Benadryl is the only thing that works for me, but it makes me soooo sleeeeeepy. Hope you find something to lift the fog!
March 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm
Thanks!! Usually it goes away after a couple of days. But the cruddy thing is that it makes my asthma flare up. Now I’ve been coughing all day!
March 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm
Love this! I too have sat there with a tissue being held in place with no hands lile that!!! Allergies suck!
March 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Bryan just laughs at me. I’d rather have both hands 🙂
March 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm
Ah! I hate spring allergies! They suck! The whole dripping out of one nose is my issue too! I’ve sat with a tissue in my nose just like that and my husband just laughs at me! I hope you get some relief this year!
March 11, 2012 at 9:59 am
Awful! Sorry you’re having so much allergy trouble! I love in Ohio and I know alot of people up here struggle with them too. But you’re right, it seems like it’s worse the farther south you go.
March 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm
I feel like I have asked this once before, but where in Ohio do you live?
March 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Grace had such bad allergies last week that she looked like she had two black eyes. Literally! The doctor called them allergic shiners!