It is official ........ Spring is here. There are signs. Signs that cannot be ignored. No, it is not the warmer temperature or the signs of life in the budding trees or all the green shoots making their way to the surface.
The first sign of Spring in the air was that little wheeze at the end of each breath I take. The tickle in the back of my throat and the sneezing. I take my meds regularly............ but this season will not be ignored. I am keeping the "rescue inhaler" close at hand as I go about my day.
The confirmation of Spring is here in that ugly, itchy rash that covers the right side of my body. It starts out innocently enough. A little itch hither and dither. I don't even notice that I am scratching. This lasts only a day or two. Then I awake with the infamous whelps and the insane itching that makes me want to sandpaper my entire body. Happens every Spring and every Autumn. It usually follows by a day of cleaning and clipping the flower beds. Don't know which one I am allergic to, but I am.
I have slathered Benadryl cream all over the areas involved. Not to be too specific, let me just say that it begins on my right ear and into the ear canal, down my neck and everywhere in between to the back of my knee. Angry looking red whelps. Spring is here. I am nursing a hangover from the Benadryl pills I took last night, and I know that even though a chilly wind is blowing that Spring is here to stay!