Tuesday, July 23, 2019
My allergies are acting up something terrible. I didn't even realize I still had allergies, but Sunday night my nose was itching and running and I could barely breathe. I think walking through all that long grass on the Heath whipped my histamines into a frenzy. According to the Weather Channel, there's a "local pollen alert" because grass pollen levels are high right now.
I took some allergy medicine, but then I felt practically narcoleptic yesterday. Every time I sat down I slid into head-nodding catatonia. Hopefully my nose won't act up quite that much again, because I really want to avoid those pills.
I did get a few things done -- I read a graphic novel called "Hey, Kiddo" that I bought for the library last year, and it was excellent and definitely something I could recommend to students. Dave and I cleaned up the garden a bit, with some trimming and dead-heading. And I pricked out another tray of foxglove seedlings, so now I have 160! What the hell am I going to do with all these foxgloves? My co-workers (at least the ones with gardens) are going to be getting some presents!
That's assuming they all survive, which they may not.
And speaking of surviving, it's supposed to be 92º F today, and a shocking 99º F on Thursday -- so I can't boast about moderate temperatures anymore. We're catching the edge of that European heatwave that's been sweeping the continent. On Friday we're supposed to be back in the 70s, though.
Dave and I started watching "Big Little Lies" last night -- we're only two episodes in but we love it so far!
I took these photos of leaf shadows on our living room wall a couple of weeks ago -- the wind was blowing and the light kept shifting, and I found the effect quite mesmerizing.