It's supposed to rain again for a few days. I can't wait, because when it rains, it helps get whatever crap that's causing my allergies to act up out of the air. Right now, my eyes are so bloodshot and watery that they are scary looking. They hurt too. I also have the runny nose, irritated throat and headaches that go with the bloodshot eyes.
The past few weeks, we've had a haze hanging around in the air most of the time. Somebody told me it's from the forest fires out west. Whatever it is, my allergies always are very bad when it's around. We got a break from it late last week when a front came through, bringing really pretty, clear, fall-like weather. (This same front also helped push Hurricane Charley in the direction it went -- sorry about that.) I started feeling better. But by Monday or Tuesday, the heat and the haze were back. Then I started feeling worse.
I'm ready for this summer to be over. Summer 2004 will forever be remembered by me as The Summer of Allergy Misery.
Update (8/21/04): It rained last night and we have some thundershowers moving through today. Physically, I'm feeling better. My eyes are not completely well yet, but at least they no longer feel and look like I scrubbed them with a Brillo pad.Posted by Susan B. at 7:52 PM to Stuff & Things