I fear I am having an allergy attack. This usually happens to me in the fall, not the spring. This weekend I did a good bit of yard work. Our neighborhood is full of oak trees, and those little wormy-looking things that carry the pollen cover the ground. I raked them up and swept them up, and didn't think much of it because I don't generally have spring allergy problems. I don't know if I ever have. In the fall, I would have taken a pre-emptive generic Claritin tablet before attempting this kind of intimacy with piles of leaves.
(Come to think of it, despite its being April, I did rake up three bags of oak leaves. Maybe they're the culprit, after all?)
Anyway, at 3 o'clock this morning my throat was so sore and itchy, I got up and took allergy medicine. By noon my voice was going in and out. Now, in the evening, it hurts to swallow, my eyes feel like gravity has increased its pull on them somehow, and I've felt cold for the past couple of hours.
Blah. Blah, blah, and more blah. I've managed to avoid this kind of stuff for the past three years, since a doctor finally asked enough questions to figure out that the "chest cold" I got every fall was really allergies. That long hiatus of being well just makes it feel worse, I guess.
Somehow, in changing the settings so that I can moderate the comments on my blog, I have lost the little link that says "0 Comments," or "1 Comment," or however many there are. I've tried everything I can find to try and get it back. Does anyone know how to do this? I guess to help me out, you'll have to email or call me, unles YOU see a way to put a comment on the blog. Any informed advice is welcome. I've given up! And I'm not gonna keep "blogging away" without any interaction from readers . . .
I long for a new heaven and new earth, where all the pieces fit together the way they're supposed to. No allergic reactions to the trees and flowers. Just peace and unity among all creatures. And I hope computer technology will be among the "former things" that "have passed away."