Allergies are the worst. Most days, I can keep them reigned in with a daily dose of Claritin.
Other days are like today.
I spent most of the day at work with one nostril constantly running and the eye on the same side tearing up as well. I joked with my co-workers that I’m “allergic” of the office, but by the end of the day, my nose looks like I’ve spent the day auditioning for the role of “Rudolph” and my eye looks like I’ve been drinking heavily.
Even then, some days I can get lucky, and things will clear up on the way to the parking garage or on the way home.
Tonight, not so much.
Now the left side has gone on break, so it’s the right side’s time to take over. The headache has kicked in and now I’m completely stuffed up, which means I have a long restless night ahead of me.
I know, there are so many greater things that could be wrong with me. There are bigger things out there in the world that I could be thinking about.
But right now, all I can think about is laying down on the bed with a cod rag pressed against my forehead and eyes and hope that I find some way to sleep tonight.
Maybe I am less allergic to Tuesdays…