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.