Friday, October 8, 2010
It's a beautiful Friday morning in October, and I feel like somebody rolled my eyeballs in fine grit. I've had seasonal allergies my whole life, but fall is always the worst time, because I'm allergic to the mold the proliferates on soggy fallen leaves. We had rain most of last week, it was very windy yesterday, and the leaves (and mold spores) are a-flyin' everywhere. Yuck-o to the allergies - sinus drainage, watery eyes, gritty eyeballs, coughing, and disrupted sleep. But, I'm grateful that it's always a temporary thing. After a few good hard frosts (which are very late this year), the worst of the symptoms will subside. I joke that the only month I'm NOT suffering from allergies is February, but that's not really true, since I'm also allergic to dust, and central heating circulates that quite nicely. Thank goodness for HEPA filters in the air cleaner, and Claritin.