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That’s What I Hate About You . . .

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Flowers blooming. Warm weather. Cool breezes. Birds chirping. Having fun outdoors. To me, spring signals a renewing of sorts … goodbye dreaded winter, cold weather, and being trapped indoors. Hello sunshine smiling down on my skin! I get giddy at the thought of getting those toes painted with a little Nail color. I’m also excited to watch my little ones run out some of that pent up energy. Yes indeed, I love springtime except for …

POLLEN! Ugh! Sneezing. Coughing. Itchy Eyes. Oh my! And pollen is so sneaky. For a day or two, my sweet little boy and I were walking around feeling sick. I attributed it to long days, working hard, late nights, and recent projects. Then I got a glimpse of our local pollen count – yikes! Through the roof! And though for years I’ve been blessed to not need allergy medicine to make it through, it doesn’t look like this year is one of those times.

I take a few precautionary steps to fight the pollen …
1) As soon as we enter the house, change clothes and bathe. It doesn’t work all the time, but we try.
2) Limit outdoor activity to after a good rain. Again, not always possible.
3) Masks. We haven’t gotten there yet, thank God. But . . .

Goodbye freezing cold, hello Allegra.

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Results will outweigh the pain (I think) . . .

It’s time. We’ve got to make some radical changes in the way we eat in our household. It’s not bad right now, actually. We eat out maybe twice per month, always wanting to make sure the boys have a homecooked meal with vegetables. We have a lot of fruit in the house, and often eat it as snacks. But … we also eat a lot of dairy (I love cheese), a lot of bread, and a lot of other snacks besides fruit … (borderline choco-holic, thank you very much). But some things have got to change….

I’m seeing more and more allergies crop up. And the doctor couldn’t diagnose the source of my son’s stomach pain… so he was given a prescription instead. I may not know the exact source, but I sure know a good place to start.

Pray for me. I love meat. And I really like sweets. Not going cold turkey. But something’s gotta give . . .