Pollen Season!

Also, the Weather in this part of the world has it’s own mind about how to behave. I’m pretty sure it’s sentient, and laughs at all the plans.

For instance, yesterday was predicted to be sunny and warm. All the weather guys and channels and stuff said so. So, I did laundry. The dryer is a little fritzy so rather than depend on it, I use the Solar Powered Dryer in the back yard. We’ve had a lot of rainy days, so I planned the laundry for that day. Only, it was a little chilly in the morning (whatever.) But, the sun seemed to be trying to shine and I just ran with it. 4 loads of laundry all hung out and….here come the clouds. It wasn’t supposed to be cloudy. With a good sunny day each load can be done in about 2 hours. I was going to hang them, check hourly and as soon as they were dry bring them in, because….pollen. Who wants the crisp white cotton sheets covered with a coat of The Yellow?  How annoying. But the stuff was already washed and damp (thank you, Samsung, for the awesome spin cycle) and HAD to be hung out. What to do? Hang them out and hope for the best.

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Today, it’s raining. Tomorrow night it’s supposed to frost. Saturday will be in the high 60’s and sunny. Who knows what comes next? It’s snowed in March before. There will definitely be wind and a lot of it. More yellow. Some tan oak pollen. Then the privet blooms and more allergies. The photinia happens, and it smells like old socks. and hopefully by May it will all be done with and breathing can commence and headaches can stop and I’ll stop sounding like a 30 year 4 pack-a-day smoker baritone.

I want to be able to open the windows and get fresh air in here, without the whole inside taking on a yellow glow. Maybe if we lived in some place like…I dunno. A place with no oaks or pines. Does it exist?

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Right now, thank you for Big Pharma…antihistamines, decongestants, mucolytics, and coffee, hot tea, lemon-and-honey, albuterol because of asthma induced by allergies. I know, there’s all sorts of holistic homeopathics that probably eventually work but I don’t have time for eventually and I am sort of addicted to breathing. I’ve tried giving it up but never succeed. I like it too much. It makes me happy and keeps my skin looking clear and pink. I don’t have time to wait 6 weeks for homeopathic garlic, echinacea, and tumeric to deal with this. Ok, so I should go ahead and start and give it time to kick in. I may wind up smelling like an Indian curry (not sure how The Fella will like that) but by gosh, I will be able to breath.

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Anyway, Pollen Season is here. It’s the price we pay for having a Winter we hope comes on a Wednesday so it won’t mess up the weekend.


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3 Responses to Pollen Season!

  1. It coats everything. We had that wrap-around porch at our last house, and it was so gross. The pollen would cover it. I would go out and hose it down and you could see it all washing away. Then it was back the next day. It’s pervasive, that’s for sure.

    • rootietoot says:

      This time of year, I don’t bother cleaning. When the pollen count becomes normal, I’ll lightly mist everything with water, and peel it all up like a felt mat.

  2. pheenobarbidoll says:

    We are in a drought ( as usual) and March is the windier season so everything has a layer of dirt no matter what I do.

    It’s been in the 70s and 80s though so my solution is to go ride my horse and forget about dusting.

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