I have struggled with allergies since I was about 25. They got worse when I moved to TN as TN is the second worst state in the country for allergy problems. This is because of the geography. We live in a "valley". This section of the state is surrounded by mountains. Which means that our air sort of stagnates. Yuck.
I pop various allergy medicines like they are candy. I have medicine for daytime and nighttime medicine. I have medicine for sinus relief and medicine for itchy, watery eyes. Last night I started sneezing and then my nose got a little stuffy. When I went to bed, my throat felt kind of scratchy. Not a sore throat, but I had this feeling of needing to clear my throat. WHICH WOULD NOT GO AWAY. I laid down a few minutes after 10. At 11 I got up and got some water. Nope. That did not help. At 11:30 I finally got up and took a pill. They last time I looked at the clock it was around midnight. I finally went to sleep, but at 4 am I had to get up and use the bathroom from all the water I drank. I stumbled into the bathroom muttering to myself about how much it sucks to have to get up and pee in the middle of the night. What sucks even worse than that, is when it takes a friggin hour to pee because you drank so much water. You know what I am talking about, the pee that never ends. You think you are done, but more pee just keeps trickling out. Not that I am one to complain mind you.
I stumbled back to bed and fell asleep immediately. I don't think the pill helped my symptoms any, I am pretty sure it just knocked me out. Hence that would be why I awoke with the same scratchy throat from the night before. Not that I am one to complain, but that's a crappy way to start the day. Oh and my ears are stopped up. Is there anything I can do for stopped up ears?
I am thinking about incorporating a daily drama segment to record the drama that goes on around here almost daily. A couple of days ago Melissa called me from school crying. She asked me if she could leave school early. I asked her what happened, and between sobs, she told me she didn't want to talk about it. I told her to go ahead and sign out. This is because I KNOW that my very responsible teenager would not want to leave school unless something serious was going on. I fretted all afternoon. It went something like this:
What could be wrong? Was someone mean to my precious baby? Did someone tease or embarrass her? Did someone hit her? They better not have put their hands on my precious child. Maybe she took her money to school and someone stole it and she is distraught.
When she got home from work that night and told me what happened, I was disappointed. She had a disagreement with her art teacher. Because she fell asleep. In class. Then she became upset and slammed the classroom door on her way out. I was appalled! That is not normal behavior for my wonderful daughter. I can't believe she lost her temper like that. I told her that what she did was wrong and she should apologize to her teacher for acting that way. I was even more appalled because I was sure she had endured some major injustice at school and that was why she needed to leave early.
I was not expecting her to tell me that she left early because of a problem with a teacher. That is not a good reason to leave school early. Disappointment at every turn I tell you. (Although she did tell me today that her and her teacher apologized to each other)
Keri's injuries for the last two days include a burning on her hand from the hand sanitizer she used, and a hurt ankle. She came hobbling into the living room today and told me about how she hit her ankle that was already sore and of course it, "hurt really bad". So to recap since I began recording we have:
A hurt side
A pimple that "really hurts"
A stinging hand (from hand sanitizer)
and last but not least....a hurt ankle
In other news....
I am recanting my request from a previous blog about comments. I want everyone to feel free to say whatever they think.(Unless you directly attack me or one of my blog buddies) I don't think I should be censoring a friggin blog after all. However, I would like it noted that we should all remember that we all have different ideas, opinions, and suggestions.
I have had a couple of people ask so I want Farrell and Karen Deborah both to know that it was not you. Not to worry. Since I am now up to three regular readers, I don't want to run you guys off.
I am off to prepare for another miserable night of the scratchy throat and stuffed up nose saga. I need strength........and better drugs.