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Damn these allergies!!

Both rootbeer1 and I have been suffering from cold-like symptoms, most likely allergy-related. We left square dance Plus class last night after the firsr hour (Steve only danced one tip) and sadly will pass up Garyoke tonight, just in case it is a virus. Nothing like singing to spread those germs around!!

Steve took today off work and saw his ENT doc, who said it was probably alleries, maybe a respiratory virus. He got some drugs (pills and a steroid nasal spray). I'm going to stick with my usual dolls--Sudafed, Benedryl, and Alka Seltzer Plus. The latter two I can only take at bedtime, since they knock me out.

When I straggled home from work, Steve was busy in the kitchen, using up our Costco blueberries before they went bad. He made a lovely carnitas dinner, and a nummy blueberry cobbler. Well, the crust didn't cobble too well, owing to the Bisquik being rather old, but it tasted good.

The calla lilies we had in the kitchen vase were dying, so I threw them out in the composting. I wonder if they were contributing to our recent allergy attacks? We'll see how we feel tomorrow.


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Mar. 30th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough, everyone I know gets horrible allergy attacks this time of year, and in the beginning of Fall.

I suffer from horrible allergies myself, and one of the worst contributors to mine are dying flowers. For some strange reason, once a flower starts dying it affects me twice as bad.

It's like it's last gasp for breath or something.
Mar. 30th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear you have allargies, or what seems like it anyway. I know this time of year is when allargies tend to occure, but fortunately for me, all I've gotten is a slightly drippy nose from it being partly chilly and from the pollin that's probably floating in the air about now.

And you two are the second person here on LJ to blog about having old Bisquik in the kitchen. dr_scott was the other one I know of who had an old Box hanging around. :-)

Hope you two don't have anything worse than just allergies.

Mar. 30th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
Wobbly cobbler? I need to get some of those blueberries.

Hope you guys feel better soon! :)
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
me too
Alavert works pretty well and is my friend - one pill a day. (Actually, "Wal-vert")

Good luck
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
I doubt it's the calla lillies* that are to blame -- I've been snuffly for the past five or six weeks now.

I'm really close to breaking down and buying one of these new-fangled sinus washer gizmos at this point.

*Yes, I am saying that in my best Katharine Hepburn voice....
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
They're such a strange flower, you know.
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
Suitable for any occasion....
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
I carried them on my gay wedding day, and now I place them here in the compost bin in memory of something that has died.
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
We missed you tonight, but I'm glad that you stayed home to take of yourselves. The blueberry cobbler sounds yummy!
Mar. 31st, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
The pollen levels might just be up where spring is finally here...
Mar. 31st, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC)
I'm always on the lookout for a good carnitas receipe.(hint, hint)
Apr. 1st, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
Spring Fever
I wouldn't be surprised if it's allergies. I've been suffering for a month now. It happens every year.

You might get allergy tested. It helps sometimes to know what pollens you are allergic to. My worst enemies are trees. Love 'em in summer time, but hate 'em in Spring when their little hardly visible flowers send out the pollen that clogs my nose and makes my eyes water and itch.

An allergy attack does feel like a cold--only it goes on for weeks and weeks.

Hope you both feel better soon.
Apr. 1st, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
Allergies suck
Try your local health food store for Stinging Nettle.. Either in capsuls or the bulk herb as a tea.. Works great for allergies.. And won't knock you out or screw up your liver like those other things.. Just a suggestion from your friendly neighborhood witch..LOL
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