Sunday, April 21, 2013
Allergies are the pits, aren't they???
About a month before we left Idaho, I suddenly developed allergies. It was so bad, especially because the doctor put me on Zyrtec and turns out I am allergic to THAT too. I thought I was going to die LOL
Then we got here to Arizona and I had a really bad dry eyes attack, I didn't even know what was going on, my eyes were blood shot and I mean BLOOD shot, I couldn't blink without it hurting and I felt like I had sacks of dirt swimming around my eyeballs. After going to the eye doctor, he asked me how long I had been in Arizona and when I told him "just a month", he smiled and told me that a lot of people who come to this State develop dry eyes.
This place does not play when it comes to allergies, it really is the pits for any allergy sufferers, people with respiratory issues etc.
The whole of last week we had very high winds kicking all the pollen and other nastiness around. Usually on days like those, I stay indoors and avoid it all, but since it was testing time, not only did we have to leave the house, but we had to stay outside waiting for the kids.....that was it for me.
I've spent this weekend suffering pretty badly with these allergies, and I'm about done with them.....they need to just GO.
They make me so miserable, truly, and I'm usually such a happy, smiley person that I find it hard to deal with myself like this LOL
Eyes so itchy, rubbing hard, make up disappearing.....this is how I'm looking this weekend, no shame. And for some reason, anytime my immune system feels attacked, I get cold sores.
So, aside from a quick trip to JoAnn's for some felt so I can make Jasmine's Birthday present, I came home, got laundry started, fed the family lunch and then moved to the bedroom where I spent all afternoon while the hubby and kids played together.
I'm so grateful to have a wonderful husband who takes care of me and the children, he is only too happy to hang out with them, and I think it helps that they are not little anymore, they're teens and tweens which means they don't need mommy's full attention every second of the day.
Is there a better way to read Jane Austen? I don't think so, because chocolate goes with everything.
When I came back from JoAnn's the wind had died down a little, so I grabbed the camera and snapped some pictures of the flowers in the garden, they are looking so gorgeous and I love different colors spread out under the kitchen window.
Sunflowers.....these grow like crazy. We keep laughing because the kids say they're going to grow taller than the house lol
Until dinner time, I lay down for a while, watched some Little House in the Big Woods on my laptop and tried to relax and let the allergy meds take effect.
I'm thinking today may be another day of the same, except for some homeschooling which we need to catch up on from last week.
Oh and this was last night's dinner, another recipe revisited, I had forgotten how much I enjoy these and it had been a few years since I had made them.
I think it's the beauty of having a food blog, you can go back through the archives to the very beginning and find treasures you had completely forgotten about. Tell you one thing, my family and I are loving these *lost* recipes again :)
If you want to try these for yourself, they're very easy to make, and you can find the recipe on my food blog, Chicken Egg Rolls.
Alrighty, I need to get some laundry going, and I also need to see what I need for dinner so I can take it out of the freezer, I'll be making Pepperoni Pizzaz and some Garlic Bread.
Here's hoping your Sunday is a LOT more interesting than mine.