It's allergy time again in South Texas.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
You know I grew up in the middle of the Piney Woods & as I hope you can gather by the name, it's full of pine trees!! This time of year the pine trees are full of pollen, mostly noticed on the hoods of all the cars parked outside and also if you stop to look up at the trees!

I never had any problems from the pollen growing up, but over the last six years that I have lived here I have noticed that every year I get a little more sick every year at this time. It doesn't bother me too much during the day, except that I sneeze all day, but in the evening is when I start the coughing and weezing...and when I lay down at night my throat and chest just feel like they completely close up on me and I do good to make it through the night without waking up from coughing - or waking up Michael! After I get up this lasts until about 10:00 and after that everything seems to be alright again, until the evening comes. I think I am going to have to start taking Claritin or something every day this time of year, but I am so terrible about taking pills - I never remember to take them everyday!!!