Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Spring is here and it's sneezing and wheezing time in our house.

The pollen is out in force here in New Jersey. Every tree is blooming (which is beautiful) and the pollen is so thick it's lending a greenish yellow tint to the sunlight as it comes through the windows. I'm glad for Spring, but my throat is burning and my nose is stinging. Right now I'm waiting for the antihistamine to do it's work and make me sleepy again.

The kids are feeling it too. Both of them have runny noses and dripping like faucets. I keep telling myself that it's preferable to cold weather and snow.

It usually takes about a week for me to adjust. By then I'll be able to look at the daffodils and smile unreservedly. Their cheerful yellow faces won't look so much like a four year old with an infectious looking cold. I'll be able to feel good about the pansies and the geraniums and the dogwoods going into flower.

Just now, I'm feeling the benedryl take the sting out of some of it, which is close enough. Have a good night.


Anonymous said...

I just found your blog via bloom. I love, love, love it. Your writing flows so beautifully.
I have a blog, in my head, that I have never 'put to keyboard'. I wish I had started it when my kids were little. But I am a different person now. Like you, they have changed who I am, and now I am STRONG and FIERCE and yet very fragile. Like you , my husband and I are a well oiled machine around the house.
I also have a child with Cerebral Palsy. My gorgeous 7 yr old girl. And we have not slept much either!
Just wanted to say Hi, and your stories really resonated with me, and thanks

David Sexton said...

Thank you G. I can't tell you how much help the Bloom site has been. Louise finds a way to connect so many people. It makes things easier.

I'm glad you and your family are doing well. Sometimes I wonder where we'll be in a few years and it helps to know that someone is already there and making it work. If you write a blog, please let me know - I would love to hear your stories.


GingerB said...

Sorry about your nose. My eyes are streaming in sympathy here in Utah. I can only take benadryl at night.

David Sexton said...

Hi Ginger,
I'm feeling better now. Last week was a little rough health-wise. Hope everyone in your family is doing well.