Monday, April 13, 2009

A is for Allergies

Growing up, my sister Debbie always suffered from allergies. Being the adorable, perfect little sister that I was, I used to think she was faking to get attention. She would chew with her mouth open (ewwww) because she said she couldn't breathe out of her nose.

We had a job when we were teenagers, cleaning our bishop's house and it would make me so mad because she would get out of ALL the yard work and doing things like vacuuming and dusting, blaming her "allergies". So I was stuck doing most EVERYTHING and she got paid the same.

I was lucky never to have to suffer from allergies.... until I moved to Las Cruces, NM.

I have only lived here a few years, but EVERY spring there is something in the air that just KICKS. MY. BUTT. I feel miserable for a few months, living on Zyrtec and Excedrin. It gets REALLY windy here, which doesn't help. Eventually, I will see an allergist so I can get some relief. My hubby is doing that and it had helped tremendously.

I realize now that my sister was not faking, but I am SURE she was milking it to get out of chores. What kid wouldn't?


Kristina P. said...

I have been lucky to be righteous enough to never get allergies. Because that's what it's all about, right?

Me said...

Oh the joys of allergies! Welcome to my world! I feel your anguish!

Melinda said...

Well, based off of Kristina, I am an awful awful sinner! haha I have the worst allergies, but there would've been no hiding it to get out of chores, my eyes swell shut, sneezing, scratching. Its pathetic. Sorry you're dealing with it now! :(

Lissaloo said...

lol, I feel for ya. I grew up with a brother with hay allergies, he got out of all kinds of things! Dang :)

wendy said...

I am like Kristina -- very righteous therefore NEVER any allergies. And Never had heart burn. Very righteous. My husband hates me --he has allergies and heart burn. He is a Gentile. (tee,hee)

Tammy said...

I MUST be the biggest sinner west of the Pecos!

I look at spicy foods and I get heartburn!! (Doesn't stop me from partaking!!!)

Allergies AND Heartburn... that's it, I am screwed!

R Max said...

I have been sneezing almost non-stop this past week. I'm totally milking it to get out of doing the chores.

Lynn said...

Oh, I hope you can get some relief soon !

When the pollen gets bad here and covers everything or there's a lot of grass cutting going on, I have a rough time too...I have put off getting tested for allergies but as I get older, it's getting worse !

Come on over to "Lynn's Kitchen Life" one of my followers, you've WON a little thank you gift from me ! LOL

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