Saturday, November 3, 2007

The pressure's getting to me

Sinus pressure drove me from the bed at 6:00 this morning. My allergies are killing me this week. I've heard tell, and I think it's true, that if you don't suffer from allergies before you move to the Austin area, then you will within five years or something. So! If you've been seeing the ads on TV for allergy meds, and are feeling left out because you don't need them, then I've got a bridge to sell you! It's in Austin, and you won't even have to share it with the bats.

Heather has been posting about National Blog Posting Month, where all of these people decide that they'll post everyday for a month. For me, that's a bit much, and I think it shows my self-awareness that I cannot actually commit to this. It would turn into more pressure that I just can't handle, and then I'd feel guilty for not posting, blah, blah, blah. Yes, it's silly. Hushup. But at least I recognize this about myself. Instead, I'll use it as a new starting point.

Today we are going to my sister-in-law's house to celebrate my niece's 11th birthday. I just love the thought that Big Daisy doesn't know a time when Aunt Damsel wasn't around. Knight and I met just after her first birthday.

One quick story about Big Daisy, in celebration of her birthday... A month or so after our wedding, Knight and I stayed with Big Daisy and family for a week while Knight was working on a car (we were living in an apartment in Dallas at the time, so he couldn't do it there). Big Daisy was about five at the time, and had been a flower girl in our wedding. It was a HUGE deal to her, that wedding.

I had a summer cold that week that we stayed with them, and wasn't feeling well. My sis-in-law was boiling a chicken to make dinner, and I just asked for some of the boiled chicken to eat. I put some in a bowl, and took it to the living room to eat.

Big Daisy climbed up beside me to investigate the contents of the bowl. As kids do, she asked for a bite. I told her that I didn't want her to eat after me because I was sick. I explained that she could get sick, too, if she shared my food. She asked why I was sick. I said that I didn't really know... I just was.

A silent moment passed before she looked up at me with huge eyes and asked, "Is it because you got married???"


Heather said...

That's too cute of Big Daisy!

Well, I didn't have allergies until a few years ago. Thank the Lord for Claritin! I can't take decongestants (they have D free), so I'm very limited. It works really well for me!

Barb said...

We have been suffering. My husband thinks he is coming down with a cold and insists on boosting the heat to 75 at 2:00AM, at which point, I usually get up and go sleep downstairs. Where it's cool. Not that I'm bitter.

Anonymous said...

Cute story! My five year old niece was in our wedding, too, she and her little sister. Now, whenever I talk to her she always asks, "When are you going to get married again?" Hopefully, never! Unless we renew our vows 25 years down the road...