Sunday, April 29, 2007

Ack... Allergies...


    Yesterday was a great day here.  The sun was shining, the weather was unusually warm, and with no snow or rain in the forecast, I raced out of my house to enjoy some of the gorgeous weather. 

    I worked in the garden by moving some stuff around while cleaning up all the dead plants that were too damn weak to survive the winter.  I even took my chainsaw to the dwindling old apple tree and lopped off as many dead branches as I could find. 

    After that nonsense, I joined the neighborhood chorus of lawn mowers by yanking mine to life, and I took a quick walk around the yard as though I was pushing a baby stroller filled with a comically gassy little infant.  And, when everything was all said and done, I cracked open a beer and admired my handiwork. 


    Then, I took a shower and somewhere between toweling off and getting dressed, I suddenly began to feel as though I had just bathed myself with smallpox soap and bird flu shampoo as my eyes began to get watery and my brain seemed to be pouring out of my nose.

    One of these days, spring will come, and I will actually remember that I do, in fact, have allergies.  And, I'll try to be more prepared with Kleenex and Benadryl (which should make the chainsaw work a little more interesting, I think).

    As it stands, I'm still getting used to the fact that I am allergic to something.  Right now, I've only had this problem for the last two or three years.  It's weird; I know.  What kind of person develops allergies when they are in their thirties? 

    On the plus side, as a result of feeling as though I spent the weekend French kissing disease-laden poultry in Thailand, I think I can honestly say, without a doubt, that winter in Wisconsin is officially over.  Sure, it may snow one or two times between now and August, but by-the-by, I think we Cheeseheads have turned a corner.  Huzzah!

    In other news, it's Sunday.  It's a day of shameless laziness, and the only thing on my agenda is to grab a beer and a box of Kleenex and hit the patio to absorb some of the sun.  I'm hoping you all had a great weekend, and if you haven't, well, there's still a bit of time before it ends. 



  1. Spring is most definately here. I found a tick in my bed this morning. EEEWWWW!

  2. Oh Spring has Sprung here too!
    Gaz ;-)

  3. Duh... lots of people get allergies in their thirties.  Try taking Claritin over the counter. If that doesn't work then go to a doc (I know... radical thing here) and get script.  Zyrtec, Allegra... none of them make you drowsy either!  LOL

    Silly man...

    Enjoy the beer and sun!

    be well,

  4. At the risk of sounding like Jack Lemon & Walter Mattheau dualing in the pharmacy on who has which pain....

    My week included 2 ERs in one day & now 2 herniated pressing on the nerve & the other I think is starting to. Neurosurgeon is next. I'd love to just have allergies right now. Count your blessings.

  5. Cuddle up with your Kleenex and take a pill and I hope you feel better. --Cin

  6. hey, love!  happy spring.

  7. I feel for you as far as the allergies go.  I'll get in touch to recommend somehting to you that will help with those allergies.

  8. French Kissing disease laden poultry again? Dirrrrty.

  9. You know it's Spring when your dog decides it's idea of a busy day is to try to convince it's owner to move outside and live there out in the open. Sorry to hear about the allergies giving you grief. On another note it sounds just like something you would of complained about in your Gripe Line........(Hint, hint....) Have you moved beyond letting your readers in on your latest bitch???? Enquiring readers want to know. (Hugs) Indigo

  10. Wouldn't it figure just as I sit down and begin reading my eyes begin to itch, and my nose begins to itch and "KERCHOO!!"

    .  . . oye. You're spreading your sick virus through the computer screen.

    Damn you.

    Amanda :)

  11. spring has sprung..
    the grass has riz...
    I wonder where..
    the allergy is?

    oh.. never mind.. you found it!

  12. Ahhhh Allergies and Ahhhh Choo!!  Know them well.  It was the mowing of the grass that did you in my friend.
    Sharon -

  13. I could eat the flowers that gave you allergies, and not even sniffle. Schoolmarms have kick-ass immune systems.