So… (anyone else noticed that I am starting to write a lot of these as if I was a stand-up comic?)
All winter (using that term technically and not to describe the weather we actually have had), I have been sneezing and hacking. (Very pleasant, right?).
I went to the doctor who told me I had a sinus infection – gave me some antibiotics, – the modern doctor’s version of chicken soup – the over prescribing of which (not to mention our feeding it to all the meat crop and thus to the top of the food chain – yup that’s us!) will get us in trouble very soon. The pills stopped things for a week or so. But soon…sneeze, hack, sneeze, hack. Went to a different doctor who suggested I had allergies and got me tested.
Indeed I do!
Dust mites (I thought everyone was allergic to them) – not much to do about that.
Box Elder Trees - Very popular tree in the Northeast and South – especially loves lowlands and river banks (This could be problematic…)
CATS! - Dios mio! I have lived with cats since I was 18. I am not stopping now (not to mention Abigail would kill me if we got rid of the beasty)
After that I had to hit the park and river (damned if you do…damned if you don’t)
First thing I saw was this little guy. I didn’t have the right lens but decided to show him to you anyway…remember that if you click the pic (once, twice) it fills the screen -
Then I walked down into the park (I really should have brought my zoom lens)…
…then I went down to the river. We have had an explosion of ducks in the past week. In 30 minutes I saw 14 pairs…
Of course those first dates can be awkward with all kinds of misunderstandings and missed signals.
I've never been so insulted!
and speaking of insulting…I don’t care what side of the culture war you are on. Can we all agree that Rush Limbaugh is a grotesque example of a human being? I hope that if you, your mother, your sister, your daughter, your friend or any woman you know has ever used contraception to prevent pregnancy or for any of the many other medical needs address by the pill that you agree. Five advertisers have already pulled their ads. I hope they all do.