Kicking my ass

I feel like absolute crap today. The hay fever has kicked in overtime today. I took Tylenol PM and Zyrtec last night, and shit, I slept hard, but not long. πŸ™ I woke up at 5 freaking AM. FIVE AM!! That’s, like, in the morning. Hell, that’s TWO hours before my alarm. That’s AN HOUR before Josh’s πŸ™ *grumble*

I’m not doing much better at all today. I just feel completely and totally out of it. Thank god for the laptop, or I’d be going out of my mind, or else I’d be completely out, and that’s not good either.

Today, Josh had half his route pulled out off him. That means he shouldn’t be getting full-hours, but there is a very good chance he might because of “marriage-mail”. He plans on going through and delivering the regular mail, and going back and doing the “marriage-mail”. Marriage-mail is the circulars, like pizza ads and things πŸ˜‰ I’m hoping he finishes early because I feel so bad, and I’m scared to zone out while I’m driving. It’s hell trying to drive when you’re sick, but add road-construction on the easiest and fastest route, and you’re begging for an accident πŸ™

Feeling a bit better …

Seems my biggest problem is hay fever

* Sneezing
* Runny nose (clear, thin discharge)
* Congested (“stuffy”) nose
* Postnasal drip
* Sensation of plugged ear(s)
* Watery, bloodshot eyes
* Itching of nose, soft palate, ear canal, eyes, and/or skin
* Fatigue
* Trouble sleeping

I have literally every single one of those symptoms.
The treatment:

Avoid known or suspected allergens. Hay fever symptoms lend themselves to home treatment.

  • Gargle with warm salt water, 1-2 tablespoons of table salt in 8 ounces of warm water, to soothe a mildly sore throat.
  • Take nonprescription antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) to relieve symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and itchy throat and eyes. Caution – these medications may make you too drowsy to drive a car or operate machinery safely.
  • For stuffy nose, a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Actifed) may work better.

Lovely, right? Just deal or take something to treat the symptoms. The best part: Avoid known or suspected allergens. That would be weeds and grass. Hmm, :lol:. Not going to really work when it’s fall, :lol:.

Now excuse me while I go back to dabbing my nose and sneezing all over my laptop.

Weekly Winners – September 21 through September 27

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Nikon Coolpix L4 Digital Camera
Samsung BlackJack II Smartphone

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Not that many pictures this week. I’ve been slowly coming down with a cold/allergies/something, so I’m just feeling bleh lately πŸ™


Playing with Pappaw

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