Didja ever do a lot of sneezing at one time? I am a master at it, believe you me! I never know when it is going to hit me, but when it does, it is an all-nighter, with drippy nose, itchy sinus area (you know back in the back part of the upper palate in the roof of your mouth). The more it itches, the more you sneeze, and the more you sneeze, the more you have to sneeze. It is terrible and if you have never had such a thing happen to you, you are indeed blessed! It has been a lifelong malady for me, and when it hits me, I am most miserable. (whine-whine-whine).
Well, anyway, last evening about ten p.m. it hit me good. So, here I was, trying to stop, and wanting to go to bed and sleep, with no hope in sight for it. Using up toilet tissue (Charmin is really soft on the nose, and I keep a roll of it in my computer room for blowing my nose and wiping drippy nose with it) and hoping the sneezing would stop. Anyway, it slowed down a little bit, and I thought maybe there would be some sleep for me. I carried a piece of tissue with me when I went to bed. Two hours later there had been no sleep, and the tissue was now a ragged piece of paper that looked like it had been through the wars, and still the nose dripped.
Up to the bathroom for a nightly visit, then back to bed, trying to sleep. I did finally get a couple of hours rest, and dreamed that Dubby and I were getting ready to get married and I looked at the engagement ring on my right hand that I still wear (after all, it is a beautiful diamond ring) and told him we could use it instead of buying a new one. He said he reckoned that was a good idea, and about that time I woke up. No more sleep and so when I finally got up about 7, I went ahead and got ready to go to church. I was really dragging, but thought maybe I could make it. I did make it for Sunday School, but decided to come home and have breakfast and then go to bed to rest. Fortunately, after a few sneezes this morning, it seemed to clear up. That is the way it usually does. Hay fever, allergies, etc. have been a life-long plague to me. (Runs in the family, unfortunately)
As refreshment coordinator for my Sunday School class, I have a clipboard with a chart that people in the class sign up to bring refreshment snacks for class on Sunday morning. That way, people in the class don't have to worry about having breakfast at home. They just wait and have snacks just before class begins. People needed to be signed up for the next four Sundays, so that was one responsibility that took me there today. I also had promised to bring some food for the Senior Group for lunch today. So, last night I diced a bunch of tomatoes, and this morning, I carried those with me as well. If it had not been for those two things, I probably wouldn't even have crawled out of bed this morning. Responsibilities lie heavy on my shoulders if I do not carry them out. It is the way I was raised and how I raised my two daughters. Promises must be kept if at all possible.
Well, after I got home, I made breakfast and a little later (after it had time to digest) I went to bed, hoping to go to sleep. No such luck..but I did rest an hour or so. Hopefully, now I can stay awake until real time to go to bed. Autumn is a time of allergies and they will be with me until winter really comes. Then there will be spring and summer to look forward to. Ha ha ha. Then I'll feel like the little dwarf, Sneezy, again. Oh, well.
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. More later. Much love to each of you, my friends and family (they are friends, too). Bye for now.