Thursday, April 11, 2013

Stupid Pollen

I was diagnosed with springtime allergies when I was six, so I do not remember liking spring. Most people are inconvenienced with that lovely yellow dust layer on EVERYTHING. I'm not "most people", I'm seriously inconvenienced with itchy, watery eyes, lots of spontaneous sneezing...and the wonderful headaches that coexist. 
The pollen count in Atlanta has been in the "extremely high range" since Sunday. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic said "today's pollen count third highest in more than 20 years". Lovely. Last year when the pollen count spiked into the 8000s, it increased another thousand the following day so I don't have much hope for tomorrow...but it's supposed to rain! All of this nastiness needs to be washed out of the air!
In 2012, this extremely high pollen count arrived in March and lasted a full three weeks. Our next three weekends are very eventful and I would really hate to not be able to enjoy all that is planned! Here's hoping for LOTS of rain today and tomorrow!

-Do you suffer from allergies? Or are you just inconvenienced by the nastiness?

1 comment:

Janet said...

I'm so sorry you have to suffer Jill! I also hate pollen but because of what it does to our pool. Mike really wants to screen in our pool but that costs mucho dinero so in the meantime it's a lot of work when pollen season is in full blast.