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Yellow Fever

“It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”  ~Mark Twain


Can you believe that I forgot about pine pollen?  I lived in the Midwest for 4 years and that is all it took for me to forget about it. 

About 3 or so weeks ago, I was walking Jiffy here in the ‘hood, and I noticed this yellow stripe around the edge of all the curbs.  It took me a second, but then it hit me.  POLLEN!  The pollen is out in FULL force now.  Everything has this lovely coating of yellow, inside and outside.  It’s pretty horrendous, but a dear friend of mind asked me if I’d rather have a layer of yellow here in the South or a layer of WHITE in the Midwest.  Hmm, I’ll keep my yellow layer, thank you very much. 

I love spring, but y’all I am having some SERIOUS allergy issues.  Yesterday I awoke with a splitting headache and two blocked nostrils.  (Reminds me of our fellow Spacer Cindy and her recent “snot clogged mouth breather” blog)  Plenty of “slag” (Hubby’s word for excess mucous) to go along with the splitting head.  Additionally, this morning I awoke with the above symptoms as well as the “leaky tear duct” syndrome. No, I’m not crying, it only LOOKS like I am!  But ONLY in my right eye!  Yeah, it’s pretty funny. It’s quite the lovely picture, I must tell you.  Then I have what I like to call my “man voice” going on.  It’s like a whole 2 octaves deeper than normal.  PLUS there’s a frog living in there somewhere too.  I could probably sing bass at the moment…”Swing looooow, (croak croak) sweet chariooooot, coming for to carry me hooooome (croaaaaak)”…

So my husband called while on his way to work this morning (around 8) and I answered the phone.  He said, “I’m sorry I didn’t mean to wake you.”  (The kids are on spring break, so yes, I was still in bed, but not asleep.  Enjoying the time to lie there and read a bit)…I said, “Honey, I’ve been awake for a while.  It’s just my croaky man voice.  It’s what I’m sounding like these days.”  I reckon he thought he had called up Barry White or something!  Ha.

Oh well.  The irony is that Jacob had a follow up appointment with the allergist today and Jacob is doing better than I am.  I’m sitting there all runny-eyed and nose-drippy.  Dr. D was looking at me kinda funny.  I reckon this too shall pass.

We had an enjoyable weekend with my in-laws.  The kids rode the go-kart and dyed Easter eggs.  The weather was nice–sunny, but pleasantly cool.  We attended the small country church Hubby grew up in on Sunday.  They were having their Easter cantata.  Little girls with their Easter bonnets and ladies in their finery.  My mother-in-law, in her very Southern way, cooked a mountain of food–enough to feed the entire town.  Quote:  “You cain’t have Easter without some Easter ham!”  And apparently you “cain’t” have Easter without Easter pork tenderloin, chicken salad, potato salad, green beans, lima beans, field peas, sweet potatoes, rolls,corn bread and banana puddin’!!  We reluctantly left Sunday afternoon…an extra five pounds in tow!

A busy week this week.  Doctor appointments.  Shopping.  Sleeping in.  Hanging with the kids.  Getting Emma ready for her trip to Iowa to see her peeps.  She is so excited.  And speaking of excited…Emma had her first horseback riding lesson yesterday–we’ve been promising since Christmas, but had not been able to get her in anywhere.  So, yesterday was the BIG day.  Look at her happy face in the pics…you’ll have to wait through all the Easter pics first, but the look on her face as she groomed “Midnight” and tacked him up and rode him, well…it was priceless. 

Have any of y’all ever just walked around with a kleenex just stuffed up in your nose?  That’s what I feel like doing right now.  Now if I could just figure out how to keep one attached to the corner of my right eye…Off to find the kleenex box…



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It’s official!

Just a quick note to say…


 So for all of my snow-laden friends out there…hang in there, y’all!  It’s coming your way too.








From my door to yours…

 Happy Spring and…

Easter Blessings!


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Every Bloomin’ Thing



“Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you.”  ~Edward Payson Rod


I’m beginning to think the bird doesn’t like us.  He is just not digging us.  I am hoping that we’re still in that “building trust” stage and he’ll work through his trust issues.

Nothing else really exciting going on.  Not for me anyway.  Same ole’ same ole’, as I like to say.  Uneventful is good, but it’s not good blog fodder.  Ha.


Last weekend was gorgeeeeeous!  Things are starting to bloom around here (sorry for my snowbound blog buddies ).  We went to a local park (named appropriately Azalea Park) and the azaleas and camellias are blooming.  Daffodils and crocuses are springing up.


The grass was greeeeen!  How come my lawn doesn’t look this green?  I guess it’s my tax dollars at work there at the park.  It really was a nice day. 










The kids saw some tadpoles in the pond and some of those giant goldfish…I guess they’re koi?  There are also a variety of bronze sculptures at this park too…very cool.  The sculpture behind the kids is of a hopping frog.  He’s cute.  ———>







There is another sculpture of kids walking in a line


and my kids decided they needed to pose–individually– with all of the “kids”…there are 5 “kids” and 1 “dog”, which means 12 pictures, and you can thank me for sparing you all of them!  Ha ha.  But here are a couple just for fun.  Another fun uneventful weekend enjoying the weather with the fam.  You’ll hear no complaints from me.





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