The changing of seasons in Texas means new pollens and assorted other crap in the air, and instead of gradually adjusting, my body protests by going into lockdown. After the recent cool front, my nose seized up, my throat hurt, and my eyes watered, itched, and swelled up. I love this weather, but I hate feeling this way!
Yesterday I bailed out of work around noon and came home to recuperate a little bit. I thought that I had a stash of Benadryl somewhere, but I couldn’t find any. Instead, I took some Nyquil and slept for about three hours, until the dogs’ whining and pawing woke me up. I was grouchy when I took them out, which I always feel bad about, but then I couldn’t go back to sleep.
Ryan had to do a story in Kerrville yesterday, which meant he didn’t get home until almost 8:00. We had stir-fry for dinner and I made a German chocolate cake – aren’t we the multicultural bunch? – and whiled away some time watching Friends. We spent the bulk of the evening working on a fun little video and I didn’t get to sleep until almost 1am… so I’m kinda tired right now. I woke up to find that Ryan had done some cleaning before he went to bed… which I of course feel guilty about… since I invited over some friends before we go to dinner for his birthday tonight.
Got to work to find that my new monitor filter and literature holder (to hold paper while I’m typing from it) had arrived from Staples. Yay! I love getting supply orders in… it’s just like Christmas. 🙂 Today looks to be moderately busy but not hectic. I’m looking forward to tonight’s birthday outing for Ryan, and hopefully a few people will be able to make it in. Tomorrow we’re going to Sea World… and Beer School! Yay!