Spring comes but nose not ready


Let’s play Jeopardy for a minute.

The faucet, the gutters, wet hair and my nose.

“What are things that drip?”

Yes, it is that time of the year again. The trees are blooming and my nose is running. And it doesn’t seem to matter what I take or do. For the last two weeks, I have walked around worried that my nose might leak while I talked to people. And that is after the allergy medication.

I went to a doctor and mentioned that my nose is driving me crazy and I think I might be getting a sinus infection from what is going on there. He said something along the lines of, “Yes, everyone is complaining about the trees.”

I am not complaining about the trees. I love the trees. They are beautiful and their bright white, pink and purple flowers really brighten up the neighborhood.

At night, it is stuffy and in the day it runs like crazy. And the sneezing, the endless sneezing that causes my head to feel like a marching band got loose in it. Sure, I take a pill. That means it goes away until the pill stops working and then comes back like gangbusters.

If the trees were the only problem, I guess I could struggle along. But it seems like when one thing makes me sneeze, everything makes me sneeze. I just become a walking sneeze, in fact. I know it is not an attractive picture folks, but I am, as the kids say nowadays, keeping it real.

So here I am this walking sneeze, or in the case of the medicated me, a walking sneeze waiting to happen and then the wind gets involved.

Is it just me or have we had more wind this winter than usual? It seems like every time I turn around they are predicting 30 mile an hour winds. And what are they blowing around, those blustery winds? Well, tree pollen of course.

I know that we will be begging and pleading for these winds come August. If only someone would design a wind capture unit so we could cage these wild winds for the dead of the summer. While they are at it, they could design something that would capture the cool wet weather for the summer, too. Not too much of it, of course, just enough to keep us from frying for three months straight.

Happy birthday Thursday to David Ertel, Larry Bullock, Mary Powell and Michael McKee, all of Denison; Asia Butler Terry, Pat Esralian, Aubrey Cox Jr., Tyrone Sommers and Cara Lynch, all of Sherman; Janet Wright Brown of Reno, Nevada; Connor Ray Crawford of Longview; Roger Luttrell of Van Alstyne; Zaylan Dean Bryant of Fayetteville, Ark.

Happy anniversary Thursday to Charles and Jeanell Harris of Bells, 61 years.