Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Cedar Fever, Y'All


, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

It's cedar season. What's cedar season? Well, it's that time of year when the cedar trees release all of their pollens and start mating excessively. Taking in too much cedar can lead to cedar allergies. Cedar allergies, in Texas anyway, are often referred to as "Cedar Fever."

Basically, you get horribly, horribly sick when you have cedar fever. It's kind of like the worst allergy you can imagine, combined with a sinus infection (or the like.) It tends to last almost a month in these parts and it's quite horrible.

Usually, I don't suffer from cedar fever (I'm one of the lucky ones) but, this year anyway, I seem to really be having a doozy of a time of it. Cedar, it would appear, has really gotten to me. Now, it could just be too that I'm allergic to so many *other* things and our record (off the chart) high cedar count this year is just adding to my suffering, but there you have it.

So, I've been under the weather with this cedar fever. Trying to make myself well. Trying to take some meds for it. Just trying to get through the day. It's been quite a struggle this allergy season and, I must confess, I feel quite horrible.

I hope you manage to escape season allergies where you live. Heck, even with my allergies, I'm happy enough to recognize that, if I didn't live in Texas, I'd still be trapped in "winter" somewhere else (and, I'm told, this has been a horrible, horrible winter as well.)

I think we all collectively need to escape to some kind of a beach and sip some kind of a boat drink. Some kind of a boat drink with a really, really long straw and probably like at least one (or two!) of those little colored umbrellas.

Yeah. Right about now, one of those drinks is calling my name!

Until next time...

1 comment:

Lin Floyd said...

sorry to hear of your allergies, moving to the desert has helped me avoid my usual hay fever...