Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Springtime, Sneezetime

There are a lot of great advantages to living in Central North Carolina during the Spring. We're a two hour drive from the beach, so on warm days a day trip to the coast isn't out of the question. We get to wear shorts in March and start working on our tans before Easter displays are out in the stores.

Trees and flowers start blooming much earlier here than a lot of places. It's really quite beautiful.

And it's also quite horrible. For a solid three weeks every year, Springtime in Central North Carolina really only means one thing. Pollen:
It's everywhere. And it's disgusting:
I feel like my sinuses seize up every time I step outside right now, because of this crappy stuff:
Our car? It used to be blue. Now, it's a solid shade of pea soup green:
And it gets so bad around here, that the roads practically have pollen tumbleweeds blowing in the wind, outlining tire tracks and foot prints the way snow might:
As a native North Carolinian, I know to just keep telling myself that "This too shall pass" and before we know it, I'll be able to wean myself off of Zyrtec. Until then, I'm thinking I might need to start wearing a SARS mask...


1 comment:

  1. Allergy season is in full swing here, too... and there are hardly any trees or flowers, so don't ask me how it's so bad.
    Elliot has shown the first signs of allergies this spring. Constantly runny nose, and he broke out in hives twice yesterday. I sure hope he's not allergic to the whole world like his mama!
    PS: have you ever heard of or tried immunotherapy? It did wonders for me.