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True to My Tagline, It’s Time for a Whine

It could be allergies today, the pollen count is sky high, but again with the not being able to swallow?

I am so over this whole ordeal; my tonsils are coming out the end of April, as the first available date was smack in the middle of Tim’s outage where he couldn’t take any time off for any reason. This has totally put the kibosh on the major cookout / picnic /barbecue series I was organizing for May, but hopefully by June I can try. Friends and family are on notice that I’ll need their help in the first ten days.  We haven’t figured out what Tim can take off yet.

Ever try to write with a pounding headache? Yeah, not so much is happening and my hopes of making this month’s soft deadline are withering quickly. I’m trying though.

Thoughts in Spider Web Season

Hopefully this will be the last of the random brain dump posts for a while, but focus hasn’t been one of my stellar qualities of late.

The summer is flying by, Mikala will be going home soon. I know she has a million activities she should get to sample, but selfishly, I want her here longer. She’s an amazing kid and genuinely enjoyable to be around.

I can’t get the mail, let the dog in, or head to the car without doing the spider web dance. Eew eew eew, get it off, get it off.

Sunscreen? Yeah, don’t forget the tops of your feet. All those magazine articles and it never sank in.

I had my second round of allergy testing. It’s official, if it’s alive, I’m allergic. Well, it’s not that bad, but yeah it’s enough to where every season there is something ticking me off. With luck and a lot of shots, next Spring shouldn’t be as bad.

I’ve shaved almost four minutes off my 5k time. It’s amazing what the ability to breathe can do for a person.

Errata Take Whatever

I feel human again. The cruel joke is that I have to stop taking the new allergy medicines in just a few days for another round of testing. You see, I had a reaction strong enough to the scratch test to worry the doctor and they stopped the testing.

Does your throat itch? No.

Are your lips tingling? No.

We have an epi pen right here.

Thankfully it never came to that.

It was absolutely vindicating to learn my allergies are that bad; that I’m not just being a wuss. I’m such a neurotic weirdo, I know I lean toward hypchondriac, but then I always end up waiting until I’m absolutely miserable so I don’t waste a doctor’s time. That happy medium is a hard place to find.


I went to the Summerville Farmer’s Market a few weeks ago and I’m very happy with some of the pics I took.


Mikala is here for awhile. I’m enjoying the heck out of having willing help in the kitchen. I let her choose and today we’re going to tackle spring rolls for this week’s Fearless Friday.

Errata and allergies


Unlike certain other children I might mention, Ellie occasionally lets me sleep for more than an hour at a time.  Last night I got, count them four consecutive hours of sleep.

I also found the source of my recent severe allergies, even with medication they’ve been worsening.  I recently started wheezing even on benadryl and a nasal steroid. I’ve blackened my eyes rubbing them in my sleep.  Months ago I reorganized our room and had the bright idea to place a bookshelf in the corner.  I didn’t think it having it over the AC vent would matter as there were several inches of clearance.  Last night as I was vacuuming I decided to be thorough and move the shelf.

Well, it mattered.

Apparently the cold air caused condensation on the carpet and I accidentally encouraged a mold farm in the room where I spend the most time.  Each time the air conditioner kicked on, I was showered in spores of the one thing I’m most allergic to.

No wonder I’ve been sick so often.  Thankfully we ordered the hardwood for our bedroom two months ago.  We’ll Tim will be pulling the carpet and we’ll live with just the subfloor until it arrives in October. This will give us a chance to make sure it was only in the carpet and padding, so we can seal it if necessary.

Does anyone know if those duct cleaning services are worthwhile?  I turned off the AC yesterday, but I might want to have them cleaned out before the heat is turned on in a few months.


What’s blooming and why does it hate me so?

Last complaint of the day

I swear my allergies are so bad I can feel the pull of the moon in my sinuses.

Time to refill my prescription.