Whew! Another Thursday night come and gone. Each week, I seem to live between Sunday and Thursday, and then Thursday and Sunday. I have to have a lesson ready on both Sunday morning and Thursday night, so I feel like I'm always straining toward being ready for each of those days. When they finally come and I get my lessons taught, I feel like I can relax a bit. Today I had allergies so bad that I was feeling pretty tired by church time. I went upstairs and looked in the mirror - yikes! - and noticed that one of my eyes was very bloodshot, so I put some drops in, which really, really burned, and then they felt SO much better. So that refreshed me a bit, I was able to teach, sneezing only twice.
This allergy thing is really kind of funny. Until we moved to Texas in 1990, I had never had allergies in my life. There I developed winter allergies, of all things. In central Texas, mountain cedar pollinates in December, January, and February, and it spreads northward, right over the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, on the southerly winds that come up from the Gulf of Mexico during that same time of year. If you have cedar fever, it's horrible! And I learned that many people who have no other allergies develop allergies to mountain cedar. Which is what happened to me. I thought I had escaped all allergies here, and for the most part, it rains so much that the pollens stay washed down. But the past couple of weeks, we've had several days of sunshine and warm temps, and there is something here that I'm allergic to. One day I sneezed about 10 times in a row, barely catching my breath between each sneeze. There's also the runny, drippy nose and scratchy, red eyes. Of course, there are millions of evergreen trees here, but no mountain cedar of the Texas kind that I know of. It rained last weekend, and I quit sneezing. Now I'm actually looking forward to the rain starting again Saturday night! How's that for irony?
The kids have a youth activity tomorrow night, and Wes is going with them. I usually don't go, and Wes has told me that I can stay home again tomorrow night. I'm trying to decide what I want to do . . . sew? cross stitch? bubble bath? read? take a walk? watch a movie? Decisions, decisions.