Monday, April 29, 2013
Spring has been physically tough this year. Does anyone else agree?
Chicago has been consistently in the 30s, 40s, and 50s with wind and rain. Not only have the temperatures been cooler (okay COLD), but the pollen count has been very high. In fact, historically high. Just Google it and see what I mean!
I never had issues with allergies growing up. I was a runner and spent so much time outside all spring, summer, and fall (and even some of the winter because of track season). I never had so much as a sniffle. However, adulthood (or maybe just the city of Chicago with all the smog and crap) has really brought on the pain. All last week, my energy was zapped. My head felt pressurized! My sinuses were so inflamed. It was a nightmare. My blood sugar also kept dropping which was a super pain in the ass for teaching classes. I decided to call on Claritin, the supposed miracle allergy drug, but it sucked and did nothing for me!
I am finally starting to turn a corner today and feel better, and as we enter the final week of April we're finally going to see the 70s!
Family life has been very nice. Marc is finished with his 7th busy season! This one was by far one of the easiest on our relationship as we live a 10 minute walk from his office, and my work hours are much more flexible. No more arguing over who had time to do what around the house. It's just not worth fussing with each other anymore. At different times of the year, one of us has more time than the other to step things up.
I was out this past Friday with Marc, my sister, my brother-in-law and some of their friends...at a bar, with music. And it was after 9pm. This is all very rare. One of my sister's friends ordered a PBR in a can, and for whatever reason it looked so good to me. She let me have a sip of it, and when I tried it I realized I haven't drank a PBR in over a year. I realized It's been months since I've met people at a bar. And no, I don't normally ask people for sips of their beer.
I keep thinking how I don't really do much of anything fun. Last weekend Marc and I went and stayed overnight at a Casino...we had a good time and even won :) BUT other than that small overnight, I don't really socialize or try to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I need another adventure, or I just need to talk myself into taking time off every now and then. The problem is though, when I'm on a trip or take time off, it drives me insane about 8 hours into it because someone else is teaching my classes. I can't take it!
Readers, how do you spend your free time?