At least I'm not allergic to daffodils


My small gardens surrounding my house have few allergens in them because I had to plant with my allergy-ridden Hubby in mind. Now it seems my garden planning is a blessing for me too. This spring my allergies have been worse than they ever have been. Unlike most people's allergies, mine don't cause runny eyes. Instead I get sneezy and my sinuses feel like they've doubled in size. I don't get a migraine. Instead I have a dull ache and loads of pressure throughout my head and face. I feel like I'm walking around in a fog all the time. I'm taking two allergy meds (generic allegra and claritin) and that's the only thing that's making a dent.

To top it off, Hubby tells me that I've been making goose sounds while I'm sleeping. I guess I've been honking away every night while peddling my feet under the covers as fast as a goose paddles in the water. My nocturnal goose impressions are not only waking Hubby up but leaving me completely fatigued when I wake up as if I haven't slept at all.

I feel like a walking zombie... or should I say a waddling zombie goose?

The Bay Area is notorious for causing bad spring allergies. When I was growing up, we knew someone with such severe spring allergies that this person would leave and go to their condo in Hawai'i for the weeks the allergen counts were the worst. Apparently, the plants that grow in Hawai'i don't have the same pollens as the plants on the mainland.

Today, I'm sitting here fantasizing how it would be to jet off to Hawai'i and feel awake again for the first time in weeks. What would it be like to be free from the responsibility of caring for aging cats, a garden that's trying to turn into a jungle, and a house that constantly needs vacuuming?

How would that be?


This silly goose will never know.

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  1. I'm sorry you have so many allergies. My hubby does, and so I cannot bring roses or lavender in to the house. But I'd rather have him than the flowers :)

  2. I am sorry you are suffering so with allergies, you sound just like me, I have them all year round and they worsen in Autumn and spring.
    A good nights sleep would be bliss.
    Hope you get some relief soon:)

  3. Sounds like you could benefit from a staycation that includes a visit to a spa.

    I wonder if that's why I'm feeling so tired all the time, too....

  4. Can you imagine??? While we were in the tropics, our houses would surely clean themselves. The cats would learn Photoshop, and the oak trees would develop hypo-allergenic pollen. A girl can dream, can't she?


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